Squad made substantial progress in clearing invasive plants from the creek parcel in Riverton, Tukwila. We cleared right up to and across the creek, much to the children's delight! We love being involved in this new city property's restoration as part of the Green Tukwila Partnership.
Blackberry was hacked back, ivy pulled from trees and knotweed cut out of the way. The virulently invasive knotweed will have to be sprayed/injected by specialists with a riparian approved herbicide as it is too tenacious to dig out. We moved away last year's dead canes to provide better access and bagged up the felled green material so it wouldn't root on site.
In order to keep as much biomass on site as possible we built drying pallets from downed branches and then piled less-virulent weed mass on top so that it may perish thoroughly before being reused onsite as mulch for low-traffic planting areas. For more nearby nature happenings in Tukwila check out the Backyard Wildlife Festival with fun for the whole family on Sat May 12th.