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Twin Ponds South End 12/14
Help Restore Twin Ponds Park
Twin Ponds (South End): 10am to 12pm
9/14, 10/5, 11/9, 12/14
WHO: Individuals, families, and community groups under the guidance of the City of Shoreline’s Master Stewards – trained by the Washington Native Plant Society.
NOTE: Students must fill out a permission form to participate. Please fill out BOTH of the following forms (we received one from the city and one from the organizer, so please prep both just in case):
...but please note that the organizer of the Twin Ponds South effort plans on the dates as listed above. The October date in the city listing is different.
WHAT: Perform environmental restoration in Shoreline’s forested parks. Rip out invasive weeds and plant native plants!
WHY: Urban forests contribute to environmental, social, and economic well-being.
• Urban forests promote human wellness
• Improved air quality and mitigated wind effects
• Reduction in stormwater runoff and erosion, which ameliorates flooding issues
• Increased shade and cooling for fish-bearing streams, such as Thornton Creek
• Enhancement of wildlife habitat
• Increase in property values
No Experience necessary – just bring your enthusiasm and determination for community-engaged restoration. Gloves, tools, light snacks, water, and warm drinks will be provided.
Please bring a water bottle (for refills), a bigger snack or lunch, tough shoes and clothes that can get muddy, and layers for the weather. We work rain or shine!
RSVP (for shovel and snack counts!) to RestoreTwinPondsSouth@outlook.com.
City of Shoreline Permission Form
Students under 18 must take a completed form every time they volunteer. Download a form pre-filled for Twin Pond South: City of Shoreline Twin Ponds Youth Volunteer Service Agreement
From the organizer:
Dear High School Students,
Please come work at Twin Ponds Park in Shoreline to fulfill your student service requirements. This is your opportunity to help our environment.
I would be very glad to have your help Saturday, October 5 and in the following months as well. Please let me know you are coming via email.
Please read the attached flyer for directions and other information.
We will be planting native plants where other volunteers have already removed invasive weeds. We are restoring a natural habitat so all kinds of wildlife can thrive. This is an area where beautiful indigenous plants have been out competed by aggressive alien weeds. Humans destroyed the earlier habitat when peat bog mining occurred in this place for much of the previous century. The new plants will allow the birds, butterflies and animals of all types to support each other in a balanced habitat since they are mutually interdependent.
We will have granola bars available. Please bring a water bottle that can be refilled from our large jug of water.
BE SURE TO BRING THE FORM FROM SCHOOL ON WHICH WE CAN REPORT YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS. (Note: see the link in the right column of this page.) ALSO PLEASE PRINT OUT AND HAVE SIGNED THE PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM, ASSUMING YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
You are welcome to bring any friends from school or family members too. Just ask them to RSVP. I hope you will enjoy working with us and I hope you will be coming to other work parties as well so you will be able to see our progress over time.
I appreciate your time and energy. Please contact me with any questions.
Thank-you, Sarah Fulton