What a wonderful stewardship event on Riverton Creek with families and employees from the local Target store! A terrific amount of blackberry was cleared-between playing and exploring the creek of course. This revealed even more fun site features (a mini-hill to be queen of!) as well as native alder trees in sore need of rescue from noxious ivy.
The Green Tukwila Partnership is blossoming beautifully, one if its pursuits it is cultivating community volunteerism out in nature, which provides extensive social and environmental benefits- from civic engagement to healthy salmon habitat, outdoor play and natural beauty.
The massive stands of noxious Japanese knotweed on the site are a real threat to environmental health, this invasive species will have to be tackled by professional crews. In the meantime, hardworking volunteers have dug blackberry crowns, hacked noxious holly, pulled bindweed and cut ivy as thick as bottle.
We look forward to continuing the exciting momentum transforming this neat riparian site from a dumping ground and noxious weed gallery to a pocket play park featuring nature-play for the diverse neighborhood as well as high quality habitat. We hope you'll join in!