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June 3 workparty Juanita Woodlands

Volunteer Event Information – Juanita Woodlands Park, June 3, 2017 from  9am-1pm King County Parks Day of Event Contact – Lina Rose 206.491.5014 Please RSVP directly to Lina prior to the event if you are planning on attending so that they know how many tools to bring to remove Himalayan blackberries. The...

Mountaineers hike Finn Hill

25 Mountaineers hiked over the top of Finn Hill from Kenmore to Kirkland on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The Wednesday hike was one of a series of Mountaineer day hikes around Lake Washington. The Kenmore to Kirkland hike was designed to avoid Juanita Drive and find a way through the neighborhood forests from...

Recap of Friends of Big Finn Hill Park Trails 2017 annual meeting

Bill Blanchard opened the well-attended meeting at 7:05 by welcoming attendees and guests. After a brief presentation outlining the origin, vision, accomplishments, and challenges of the Friends of Big Finn Hill Parks Trails group, Bill called the evening’s guests to the stage. Kevin Brown, Director, King...

How the Himalayan Blackberry came to be

If Luther Burbank could see what his Himalayan Blackberry invention did to the Pacific Northwest, maybe he wouldn’t have tinkered with the berry. Because he did there is a big workparty in the Juanita Woodlands on June 3.  Please volunteer and help the woods. “Down the coast in Santa Rosa,...

Earth Day at Juanita Heights Park

Under a sunny morning Earth Day sky, 37 volunteers cleared blackberries out of a 4,000 foot area in Juanita Heights park. We cut back the canes, piled them on rafts made from woody debris, then shoveled and picked our way beneath the root crowns. There it was, the earth, rising up beneath a drift of...

Earth day at Juanita Heights Park April 22

Join the Green Kirkland Partnership on Earth Day to help restore the forest at Juanita Heights Park. Volunteers will spend the morning participating removing Himalayan blackberry.  No experience is necessary and we encourage volunteers of all ages to join us! This event on Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 am...

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