The Riverton Creek (East Fork) restoration parcel in Tukwila is progressing in leaps and bounds thanks to the many enthusiastic volunteers and the City of Tukwila’s support of the Green Tukwila Partnership. It is super fun for everyone involved to see such progress unfold in this fun site.
To prepare for some upcoming site work with larger equipment, we focused on spreading mulch to protect the ground. Other work included digging blackberry–of course– and some serious holly tree sawing! Ilex aquifolium / English holly is a noxious weed spread by birds eating the berries and thus excreting the seeds all over the place. While it is a pretty winter ornamental, useful evergreen and tough (too tough!) small tree it causes harm to our native ecosystem by out-competing local species that other organisms depend upon. The kids did a great job sawing and hauling it down! Quite satisfying and also important work.