Completing the cycle of a living Christmas tree


We survived the holiday season and we’re rounding the corner to spring, which means prime planting time for some awesome habitat restoration! A number of upcoming volunteer planting work parties has got us especially excited because we have a large donation of native plants and trees coming our way from Swansons Nursery. King County Parks…

A big-time thank you to our AmeriCorps volunteers!


One of King County’s most popular and historic parks, Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground, is getting some serious love from a dedicated team of  AmeriCorps members. Here, a representative of this awesome team shares their experience with us: On February 8, 2013, a team of nine AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Members arrived at…

Got cabin fever? We’ve got the solution!


Feeling cooped up lately, after all these weeks of crazy storms and cold winds? Dr. Big Backyard hereby orders you to plant some trees, shrubs and other native species in one of these fine King County Parks during March! All events go from 10 am – 2 pm, unless otherwise indicated. No experience necessary and…

Leave a legacy this weekend


We are planting trees at Cavanaugh Pond this weekend as part of its overall restoration. Feel like joining us? We’ll have snacks and our undying gratitude for you for helping us maintain and restore this beautiful piece of land. For more info try these links: our calendar, the Pond’s web page, or if you can’t…