King County Native Plant Salvage Event: November 7, 2015

We’re digging up native plants and need your help!

Join other volunteers digging up trees and shrubs from this future college site in the morning and then dig free plants for yourself! In the afternoon, we’ll pot-up the salvaged plants at the nursery where free potted plants are given away! The plants will be installed on King County environmental restoration projects, where they will help reduce erosion, shade streams and provide habitat. Special thanks to Bellevue College for providing the salvage site and the City of Issaquah for their valuable assistance.

When: Saturday, November 7, 2015


9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m: Salvage plants for King County.

12:00 to 2:00 p.m: Salvage plants for yourself if you salvaged for the County from 9:00 to 12:00.

1:00 to 4:30 p.m: Potting at Nursery (Free plants are offered to potters).

Where: Issaquah for salvaging

Maple Valley for potting (Note new nursery location)

Directions to the Salvage site: >From east or westbound I-90 take Exit 18 (Highlands Dr. NE). Go uphill on Highlands Drive and turn right on NE Federal Drive. Go slight right onto NE Park Drive. Turn right onto 15th Avenue NE and left onto NE College Way and park as directed.

Volunteers who dig for King County from 9:00 to 12:00 are eligible to dig plants for themselves from 12:00 to 2:00. Please arrive on time for instructions and to be eligible to dig plants for yourself.

Not a morning person? Volunteers are needed at the Nursery from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help pot up the salvaged plants. Volunteers who help with potting are eligible for a free native plant for every half hour of work.

Directions to the Nursery (NEW LOCATION!):

From I-90, take the Front Street exit in Issaquah. Go south on Front Street. Front Street becomes Issaquah-Hobart Rd SE. In about 4.5 miles turn right onto the Cedar Grove Road SE. In about 1.7 miles turn right onto 228th Ave SE and in .25 miles turn right onto 227th Ave SE. The nursery is in .5 miles on the right.

From Highway 169, go north on Cedar Grove Rd SE. In about 1.6 miles turn left onto 228th Ave SE and in .25 miles turn right onto 227th Ave SE. The nursery is in .5 miles on the right.

Notes:  A parent or guardian must accompany volunteers under 16 years old. Dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. The site can be muddy. We’ll provide gloves, tools and light refreshments.

Participation in at least one event per season will get you invited to an all-day-Salvage-For-Yourself event in late March!

Please contact Cindy Young or call 206-477-4859 if you plan to participate.

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