UW-REN Work Party
The restoration site in Ravenna Park.

Coming up this Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the UW Restoration Ecology Network (UW-REN) is organizing a restoration project at Ravenna Park in Seattle. They’re still recruiting volunteers for the work party, so if you’re in the mood for some romping in the mud—with positive ecological results—then email Amy Vondette today!

Depending on how many volunteers they can scrounge up, you’ll likely be removing invasive species, mostly Himalayan blackberry, but also some Reed canary grass and creeping buttercup, from previous work sites in Ravenna Park.

The site is by Ravenna Creek and is muddy in a lot of places, so you’ll want to wear rubber or waterproof boots if you have them. UW-REN will provide gloves and tools, as well as snacks, coffee and juice. If you need more detailed directions to the site from the parking lot (5520 Ravenna Ave NE, 98105), contact Vondette anytime before Saturday.

So sign up to make a splash at Ravenna Park on Saturday!