It's hard to believe that the Homeschool Stewardship Squad has been around nearly four years now and this was our first time at Carkeek Park. It is also hard to believe that the marathon summer has come to an end but the misty work party and golden leaves proved it's true. The kids yanked, pulled and raked their little hearts out! We worked to rescue young trees, protect snags and generally reduce the biomass of noxious ivy / Hedera helix. Our hosts, the longtime Weekday Workers volunteer group, supported by the Green Seattle Partnership, will come back to dig roots in a long-term effort to eradicate it from the bed of native plants. It was fun to enjoy the Art in the Park installations, as well as the fish-slide and train. We look forward to returning!