It’s always nice to get a ‘thank you’ in our inbox, especially when it comes from volunteers that make our planting and restoration efforts possible. The project recap below and accompanying photos provided by volunteers involved in the ongoing projects at Fall City Park are a great representation of the collaborative community efforts involved in making great progress together.
The Snoqualmie Tribe’s Environmental and Natural Resources Department and 20 community volunteers celebrated Groundhog’s Day by planting over 400 native plants at Phase 1 of our Fall City Park Restoration Project at King County’s Fall City Community Park. Planting was done in an area of our project that previously was infested with Japanese Knotweed. The Knotweed was treated by our Noxious Weed Specialists during the past two growing seasons to eradicate this invasive problem plant and prepare the site for planting. To date we have removed most of the invasive plant species on our 14 acre restoration project site and we have planted over 5,000 native plants. All of the native plants we installed will not only help to establish a healthy riparian ecosystem, but were also historically used by the Snoqualmie Tribe for food and medicine.
Thank you to all of our partners: King County Parks and the KC Parks Volunteer Program, The King Conservation District, The Environmental Protection Agency, the Fall City Community Association, the Fall City Parks District and all of our wonderful volunteers for continuing to support this project.
– Cindy Spiry, Department Director, Environmental and Natural Resources, Snoqualmie Tribe
Interested in joining a futureKing County Parks volunteer work party? Contact our volunteer coordinator, Laurie Clinton, for information on upcoming projects and work parties. firstname.lastname@example.org