Planting Season is Almost Here!

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The sleepy summer months are over and planting season is rapidly approaching! October is one of the biggest months of the year for our restoration program. Many of our dates are already full but we still have space for volunteers at a few other dates.

A DNDA staff member surveys an area following extensive removal of invasive plants

We are still looking for folks to join our Tuesday event on October 11 in the Longfellow Creek Central Forest, and our Fall Duwamish Alive! event at Pigeon Point Park on Saturday, October 15. Duwamish Alive will bring hundreds of volunteers to sites throughout the Green-Duwamish watershed to improve the health of its habitat and water for salmon, wildlife and communities. This event is a collaborative effort that brings together many organizations and municipalities to highlight the complexity of our watershed and its importance to our region in restoring its health and the salmon that depends upon it. DNDA is one of many groups that will be working in the upland forests, along and in the river, its tributaries, and wetlands from Seattle to Auburn.

A volunteer preps a conifer tree for planting at our MLK Day of Service event in 2015

At the end of October, we will be celebrating Seattle Forest Week, a week of events dedicated to our urban forest. Learn about the importance of healthy urban forests, plant native plants and explore Seattle’s forests. There will be activities both in-person and virtually! The last day of Seattle Forest Week will be Green Seattle Day on Saturday, October 29, which will be the kick off for our annual planting season. Join the fun, be part of your community, and help plant a forest throughout the city!