Join fellow Columbia alumni volunteering at Fenster Nature Park to help Salmon and Orcas by maintaining and restoring the shores of the Green River!
We will be working with the Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group, Green River Coalition, and the City of Auburn to remove non-native invasive species, at Fenster Nature Park, in Auburn from 10 am-1 pm. We will remove invasive plants to make room to plant native trees in the winter! Native trees help shade the river for cooler water for salmon, provide fresh clean air, and beautify our parks! Be a part of your community, give back, and meet new people.
The event will begin with a brief discussion that includes information about the site, the partnering organizations, why this work is important, tool use, and safety. We will provide work gloves, all instructions, and all tools. Please plan to arrive on time for the start of the event and allow extra time to find parking.
After volunteering in the park, our Columbia volunteer team will gather for an optional, self-hosted lunch nearby (venue TBD).
Very important!!! Sign up for the event on the United Way of King County website (linked). If you do not take this step you will not be able to volunteer! Please also RSVP below: we will accept extra RSVPs in case people drop out at the last minute or in case the sponsor increases its capacity.
Covid-19 Safety Protocol:
- Before arriving at the event please check your temperature. If it is above 100.4 degrees please stay home.
- Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms such as cough, sore throat, loss of taste and/or smell
- We will maintain physical distance throughout the day.
- We will provide a hand washing and sanitation station on site.
- We will provide water, but please bring a water bottle so as to reduce our use of single-use plastics!
What to Bring:
- Gardening gloves/work gloves if you have them, we will provide them if you do not.
- Closed-toe shoes are required! (ex: sturdy sneakers, rain boots, hiking boots. No sandals, heels, or flats)
- Layers of clothing that can get dirty
- Long sleeves and thick leg coverings to protect against thorny plants (shorts or capris are not recommended)
- Rain gear -OR- sunblock and a sun hat (be sure to check the weather)
- Full water bottle