Park Restoration

Yesterday I had the chance to volunteer with EarthCorps and help with the restoration of Kiwanis Park in Kirkland. The park is located on Lake Washington and it is simply beautiful. I wanted to do some environmental volunteering and EarthCorps has opportunitites all over the greater Seattle Area.

View from the Park - Lake Washington

View from the Park – Lake Washington

Although it was supposed to rain yesterday, the morning was clear and beautiful with not one cloud in the sky. There were about 40 people there to help ranging from individual volunteers to DECA clubs and honor societies.

For 4 hours we weeded out english ivy, rooted up blackberry bushes, trimmed branches, and picked up trash along the waterfront park. And a side note on ivy – although it may look pretty on brick houses, english ivy is the root of all evil. It’s roots are deep and strong and never ending. I did have fun ripping it up though!

In There

In There

It was a great experience. I got the chance to be outside all day, made new friends, and helped to restore the Kirkland Kiwanis Park to a more natural state. If you are interested in environmental volunteering, I highly recommend finding opportunties through the EarthCorp website here.

My new friend Uyen!

My new friend Uyen!

Cheers to a sunny day in Kirkland, making new friends and being outdoors.

Related Reading:
Seattle Environmental Learning and Volunteering
Volunteer Match 

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