Two events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt tomorrow (Friday), announced by the Nature Consortium:
Toddler tree planting 10-11:30: Join us for a toddler and preschool age-friendly tree planting in the West Duwamish Greenbelt, Seattle’s largest remaining forest. We will plant (and name!) tree saplings in an area recently cleared of invasive blackberries, discover other hidden treasures of this amazing natural wonder, and hear about the history and the future of the forest from Mark (buphalo) Tomkiewicz, Forest Restoration Director for Nature Consortium. We provide tools and will be accommodating of the little ones! Feel free to bring kid-sized shovels.
Monthly hike at 1 pm: Join us for a free public guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt, Seattle’s largest remaining forest. We will explore the hidden treasures of this amazing natural wonder, and hear about the history and the future of the forest from Nancy Whitlock, Executive Director for the Nature Consortium (and forest steward). Difficulty is mild. Inexperienced hikers, seniors, and babies in backpacks are welcome. Special note to Parents of toddlers and preschoolers: please be warned that this hike can be challenging for you if you are with a preschooler or two who walk down the hills but want to be carried up.
Both events will start by meeting at the 14th SW/SW Holly trailhead; extreme rain cancels; bring your own water bottle; granola bars will be provided. To RSVP for either one (or both!) – they’re free, by the way – call 206- 923-0853 or e-mail Lisa@naturec.org.