Green Redmond Last Saturday Series Farrel-McWhirter Park
|September 11, 2013
Redmond, WA —April through October, the Green Redmond Partnership hosts volunteer work events on the Last Saturday of the month. These regularly scheduled work parties are in addition to multiple work events completed by school groups, individuals, and dedicated Forest Stewards. September's event, scheduled for the September 28, from 9am – Noon, will be held at Westside Park.
In 1968, 6.4 acres was acquired for the development of Westside Park, a neighborhood park consisting of a small playground and open grass area. Bridle Crest Trail passed through the property, providing part of the connection between Bridle Crest State Park and the Sammamish Valley. In 2003 King County transferred the wooded ravine, and trail corridor to the City of Redmond increasing the size of the park to just over 17 acres. The wooded ravine and trail corridor is the area of emphasis for the work being completed by the dedicated Forest Stewards of the Green Redmond Partnership.
Work began at Westside Park when the Green Redmond Partnership initially formed in 2008. When the original Forest Stewards moved out of the area, they were successful at recruiting active volunteers to complete the Forest Steward training and assume the responsibility of caring for this piece of forested parkland.
Westside Park is located at 5810 156th Avenue NE. Gloves and tools are provided. To sign up, get more information about the Green Redmond Partnership, or learn of other volunteer opportunities, visitwww.greenredmond.org
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