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Date:
April 25, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Address:
Puyallup , WA 98371
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Meeker Creek Work Party - Earth Day! - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Restoration of this site was started in the summer of 2015 and since then many volunteers have planted and cared for over 10,000 trees and shrubs. In the early 1900’s farmers installed a series of ditches in the valley bottom to dewater the land. Eventually the surrounding area transitioned to mostly residential and the City of Puyallup purchased the property in 2003. A 1000’ section of the ditch was realigned into a natural meandering creek. A large floodplain area was constructed and the project overall has dramatically improved several water quality parameters, decreased flooding, while managing storm water and sediment deposition throughout the watershed.

For your safety and comfort please bring:

  • Clothing that can get dirty
  • Long pants and sleeves
  • Sturdy shoes (closed toed shoes required, no sandals or flats)
  • Rain gear and warm layers (the event will happen rain or shine)
  • Full water bottle!

What will volunteers be doing at the event?

While the exact tasks at hand vary, our projects focus on improving the open spaces, forests, and parks in our local cities.  Healthy ecosystems and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and naturally filter rain water, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.

In order to create healthy forests and riparian zones, the work can include:

  • Removing invasive species of plants
    • Reed Canary Grass
    • Himalayan Blackberry
    • English Ivy
    • Etc.
    • Caring for existing and previous plantings
    • Planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season

Youth Policy

Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.