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Date:
April 18, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Address:
Puyallup , WA 98371
PCD-OrcaRecoveryDay-Selects-47
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Silver Creek Work Party - Earth Day! - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Join Habitat Steward Heather Shadko and PCD as we continue to actively restore the Silver Creek Green Space in Puyallup. Historically, this section of Silver Creek was diverted from surface water and contained in a small underground pipe, causing many water quality impacts including habitat degradation and flooding. The stream was brought back to surface water in 2006 and since then hundreds of volunteers have installed thousands of plants in the riparian and surrounding areas to provide shade to the new riparian ecosystem.

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.