Earth Day work party at Hutt Park

Apr 12, 2017

Looking for a way to make a difference in your community on Earth Day? Join your friends and neighbors to help remove English ivy in Hutt Park, one of the last remaining patches of old growth forest in the region.

Hutt Park boasts some of the tallest trees in Edmonds, a few of which are estimated to be more than 600-700 years old.

The event is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22.

English ivy has taken root throughout Hutt Park, threatening its long-term sustainability. Removing ivy is the first step toward restoring the park’s native ecosystem by clearing space for native plantings.

During the event, participants can tour the park with a Discovery Programs naturalist to learn what makes old growth forests – and Hutt Park in particular – so unique.

Bring work gloves and dress for the weather, as this event will happen rain or shine. Some tools will be provided, but please bring cutting and digging tools if you have them. All ages are welcome.

The event is free and open to the public.

Hutt Park is located in the Seaview neighborhood at 187th Street SW and 94th Avenue W. Street parking is available in the neighborhood surrounding the east side of the park.

Participants should sign in at the 187th Street entrance, where they will be directed to a work area.

For more information, call 425-771-0227.

 

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