The Nature Consortium has just released their winter work party schedule for urban forest restoration and the focus is the West Duwamish Greenbelt – the city’s largest contiguous collection of forest assets.
The work schedule is every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. Meet at the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Volunteers should RSVP at the Nature Consortium’s website, www.naturec.org, by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-923-0853 for directions.
The Nature Consortium’s Urban Forest Restoration Project is committed to the long-term stewardship and restoration of the West Duwamish Greenbelt.
The Greenbelt is the largest remaining contiguous forest within Seattle city limits, consisting of 182 acres in park land and another 300 acres in privately owned land. Foxes, red-legged frogs, hawks, and bald eagles are found within the greenbelt, which encompasses the extended forest along the eastern slopes of West Seattle that is visible from I-5.
The main restoration goal is reintroducing native conifer species to the greenbelt and focusing on invasive plant removal, site maintenance and environmental education.
This project is sponsored by the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, by the Green Seattle Partnership, through a King County Waterworks Grant, by assistance from Cedar Grove Composting, and by assistance from Applied Organics.