Thanks to all the volunteers who helped steward the creek on on Saturday, April 22 in celebration of Earth Day!.
Since 1999, Laura has led Friends of Des Moines Creek and partnered with community volunteers to restore fish and wildlife habitat and maintain and protect miles of Des Moines Creek that connects to Puget Sound.
Past projects along Des Moines Creek include:
- Removing invasive English ivy, Himalayan blackberries and other non-native vegetation (See how volunteers remove ivy on steep slopes here):
- Planting native plants;
- Mulching around installed plants; and
- Installing fences to protect the creek buffer.
To inquire about ongoing volunteer opportunities with Friends of Des Moines Creek, or to suggest a project with your own group, please email LauraHartema@yahoo.com. Please include “Volunteer” in your subject line.
Bird Lovers, click on the links below to discover what birds were observed by Laura and volunteer Sharon Cormier-Aagaard along Des Moines Creek:http://ebird.org/ebird/DesMoinesCreekBirdsSept2015 ; and http://ebird.org/ebird/DesMoinesCreekBirdsJan2016.