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Do the Earth a Favor: Remove invasive ivy on Earth Day 2024 in Edmonds

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The first Earth Day in 1970 began an annual celebration that raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations.
Join the Edmonds Ivy League for any of three consecutive Earth Day events the weekend of April 20 and 21 and on the official Earth Day, Monday April 22. Earth Day volunteers will gather at the Southwest County Park parking area at 17920 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds 98020, at 9:00am each morning for three hours of volunteer work removing invasive plants like ivy and holly. Volunteers should bring garden gloves and dress for outdoor work wearing tennis shoes or boots. Instruction in plant removal will be given and tools will be provided.
Is your church or work group looking for an Earth Day opportunity? Edmonds Ivy League has partnered with large and small groups such as Boeing, a construction company and church group volunteers. In 2023 over 40 volunteers from the community took action celebrating Earth Day in Southwest County Park.
The Edmonds Ivy League, under the leadership of volunteer park steward Mikael Ohman, removes invasive plants and maintains the trails in Southwest County Park every Saturday morning year round. “If left to their own devises, ivy, holly and laurel will outcompete our native trees and plants, replacing the forest floor and killing the trees. If we want this park to still be around in a hundred years, we need to help our native flora and fauna” said Mikael who has organized weekly work parties, Earth Day events and tree planting in the park since 2018.
Southwest County Park is a 120 acre undeveloped forest entirely within the boundaries of Edmonds. Perrinville Creek runs through the larger section of the park which is divided by Olympic View Drive. Visitors can view cedar stumps and other evidence of Edmond’s early logging history.
For more information on Earth Day events contact EdmondsIvyLeague@gmail.com .

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer

Edmonds Ivy League
Email
edmondsivyleague@gmail.com