Organized byRyan May
LocationPicnic Point Park
CostFree to attend
Come join the Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds as we partner with the Snohomish County Healthy Forest Project to improve the marine habitat at Picnic Point Beach.
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Representatives from the Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be on site, along with Picnic Point Forest Stewards, to help organize, educate and inspire you.
Volunteers will remove invasive weeds, mostly blackberry and ivy, to improve native plant habitat in the beach area. Additional tasks may include the creation of survival rings around trees covered by ivy, and the building of on-site compost piles.
A healthy, pest-free wooded beach will cool down stream temperatures, provide habitat for birds and fish, and slow down erosion.
This event is open to the public. All ages and levels of ability are welcome.
---WHAT TO BRING---
Please wear long sleeves and long pants that you don't mind getting dirty, as well as sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Bring water and a snack. Hand tools and gloves will be provided, but you may bring your own if you wish. Common tools used include handsaws and pruning equipment (shears and loppers). If you bring gloves, make sure they are sturdy and thorn resistant.
***Please do not bring power tools or herbicides.***
Remember to bring rain gear if rain is in the forecast. If it’s a sunny day, hats and sunscreen are advised as the work area for this event will be located in the open, and directly adjacent to the Puget Sound.
---WHERE TO MEET---
Meet at the Picnic Point parking lot: 7231 Picnic Point Rd Edmonds, WA 98036
The sign-in location is near the pedestrian overpass of the BNSF railway on the west end of the parking lot.
---WHERE TO PARK---
You can find free parking within the park's parking lot. However, this lot fills up quickly on sunny days, so try to arrive a little early or carpool if possible.
---DATE & TIME---
Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 9am - 12pm
---NEED MORE INFO?---
If you have trouble registering or need additional information, please send us a direct message or contact us through our website.