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Calendar 2015
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 Times & Location vary.

Volunteers are are Welcome at All Projects, Workshops, and Events

Volunteer Form - Download and bring to Project
Volunteer Form for City of Newcastle Projects
Volunteer Form covers all projects through the calendar year.

Community Service Hours Earned with all Projects, Events & Workshops
Contact 425.228.7927or GraceStiller to sign -up.

Projects, Events & Workshops - Volunteers Welcome!


Past Projects in 2015

January 10th and 11th, 2015, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Project includes weed removal and restoration of the Riverton Heights Prayer Garden at the Fellowship Bible Church in Tukwila, WA. Map 15880 Military Rd So. Tukwila WA 98188. Community Service hours earned with King County.

Beginning January 19th, 2015: 10:00 am to 5:00 PM Weekdays. Blackberry removal at Lake Boren Park in Newcastle, WA Lake Boren Park 13058 SE 84th Way · Newcastle, WA 98056 Community Service Hours earned for King County.
View Lake Boren Park Map and Directions.
For Sign-Up & Details: Contact Grace Stiller 425.228.7927

January 23rd, Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Weeding at the King Conservation District nursery. Your volunteer hours turn into trees for our restoration plantings. Location: Map the Nursery is just off of Grady Way to the north on Longacres Drive SW. Park by the chain link fence at the entrance.

February 11th, 2015, Wednesday: 11:00 AM to 12:30PM Newcastle Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon with speaker Mayor Buri is sponsored by the Weed Warriors, promoting Newcastle Earth Day. Join us for lunch! Register here on the Chamber website.

February 14th, Saturday: Valentine's Day 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Feel the Love! Remove blackberries at Factoria's Holy Cross Orchard Garden located on the Holy Cross Lutheran Church grounds at 4315 - 129th Place SE, Bellevue, WA

February 17th 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM. ECO Net meeting at the Department of Ecology.  Weed Warriors "3 minute pitch" and rebranding for coalition networking. 3190 160th Avenue Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98008

February 21, Saturday:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Blackberry Removal at Bartrum Station. Map Location: at the intersection of May Creek Park Drive and 124th Ave SE, Newcastle, WA 98056

February 26, Thursday: 6:30 - 8:00 PM. City of Newcastle Volunteer Appreciation at the Golf Club at Newcastle, Prestwick Terrace Room, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle, WA 98059. RSVP to Wendyk@ci.newcastle.wa.us All Volunteers invited!

February 28, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. King Conservation District Bare Root Plant Sale. Weed Warriors host information and activity booth. Volunteers needed. KCD Office Parking lot - 1107 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057

March 10th, 2015, Tuesday 7:00 PM Information presented to Normandy Park City Council on King County Weed Policy regarding herbicides, best management practices, and pollinators.

March 14th, Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM All day meeting in Edmonds with National Wildlife Federation and Habitat Team Members. Call Grace for details: 206.795.5783

March 21st, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. – Poster Project for Newcastle Earth Day. Newcastle King County Library on Newcastle Way.

March 28th, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Remove blackberries at Factoria's Holy Cross Orchard Garden located at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
4315 - 129th Place SE, Bellevue, WA

April 11th, 2015, Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Make Hippie Necklaces and Headbands for Earth Day. Newcastle King County Library on Newcastle Way, large conference room.

April 16th, Thursday: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Kick-off Newcastle Earth Day at Tapitio Restaurant in Newcastle with participating businesses and non-profits. Hor-devours served. No host bar. Event is open to the public. Coal Creek Marketplace, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway
SE, Newcastle, WA 98059

April 18: Newcastle Earth Day 2015, Saturday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lake Boren Park, Newcastle, WA 98056

May 7th, Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Weed Warriors offer bedding veggie plants for your garden at the Burien Farmer's Market. Organically grown vegetable starts ready to easily "peel 'n plant" from paper containers.

May 9th, Saturday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Presentation on noxious weeds at North Bend Library with Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners.

May 9th, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Volunteers host Weed Warrior booth at the WA Native Plant Society plant sale on Mercer Island in Mercerdale Park. Support the Weed Warriors' Nature Stewards program with your donation and receive a collector's item out-of-print book, "History of the Eastside."

May 16th, 2015: 6:00 Pm - 9:30PM PSSH/Mariners Night with the Weed Warriors at Safeco Field. Tickets are $16.00 through the Mariner's website link. Bring your ticket stub to Section 103 for your Mariners-PSSH t-shirt. www.mariners.com/pugetsound
Use Promo code: Salmon

June 6th, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM National Trails Day Walk 'n Find, “Nuggets of Newcastle.” Discover Newcastle history at historic locations, native plants and non-native noxious weeds, and the important salmon habitat of May Creek as we traverse the canyon down to the creek and back up to Lake Boren Park. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Meet at Lake Boren Park. Entire walk covers approximately 2.5 miles. GPS coordinates for history locations are found at the beginning of the walk. Collect a “Puget Sound Starts Here” pathtag. “Puget Sound Starts Here” swag for walkers.

June 7th, Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 PM Community Service Activity Blackberry control in Lake Boren Park. Weather will be hot; dress appropriately.

July 2nd, Thursday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Rain Garden Introduction and Maintenance of local Rain Garden site. This site, located in Burien, is part of the 12,000 Rain Gardens campaign of the Puget Sound Starts Here Program.

June 27th, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Green Living Summer Workshops. Volunteers needed to help host Weed Warriors/Nature Stewards table. Auburn Parks & Recreation Community Room, 910 Nineth St SE, Auburn, WA

July 2nd, Thursday:
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Rain Garden Introduction and Maintenance of local Rain Garden site. This site, located in Burien, is part of the 12,000 Rain Gardens campaign of the Puget Sound Starts Here Program. Meet at the Burien Press coffee shop for orientation, then travel to rain garden site. No transportation provided. Tools and gloves are provided. Dress for the warm weather and bring a refillable water bottle.
The Burien Press location: 423 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166
Plenty of free street parking is available.

July 2015, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Tansy Bio Control Project – depending on tansy growth.

July 31st, Friday:
8:50 AM to 11:00. Nature Walk with the National Wildlife Federation and Puesta Del Sol elementary school students in Bellevue.
3810 132nd Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
2 or 3 volunteers are needed to help facilitate this walk with 40+ kids.

August 17th, 2015 Monday: 5:30 - 7:30 PM Present at Master Gardener's Club in Kent - Contact is Peggy Morgan

August 29th, 2015 Saturday: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eagle Scout Project - Refurbishing the kiosk Platform at Cowboy Hill in Hazelwood Park. Paul Sires of Troop 946. The park has 7.3 acres of natural, wooded ground. Western views of Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Seattle and beyond are available. The eastern half of the park includes a boardwalk through a forested wetland.

Sept. 12th, 2015 Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Newcastle Days. Lake Boren Park Volunteers needed to help at Weed Warrior - Nature Stewards booth.

Sept 16th, 2015, Wednesday: 6:30 PM - Dusk. Hazelwood Park Volunteer Work party with Jeff Whiteaker at Hazelwood Park in Newcastle. Park at the main entrance. located at the end of 121st Place SE St. Newcastle, WA 98056. The park has 7.3 acres of natural, wooded ground. Western views of Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Seattle and beyond are available. The eastern half of the park includes a boardwalk through a forested wetland.

Sept 18th, 2015, Friday: 1l:00 AM - 3:00 PM Volunteers needed to help set up and host booth beginning at 10:00 AM. Location in Newport Woods, just north of Newcastle. 5606 119th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98006

Sept 19th, 2015 Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Knotweed Workshop Flier 2015 with City of Newcastle and King County Noxious Weed Control Program. Location: Fire Station #9 at 12412 SE Newcastle Way, Newcastle, WA 98056. Park in the back of the fire station. Follow the cement path to the side door to the conference room.

Sept 2015 Date TBA: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Environmental Education Week with City of Bellevue. NOTE - Cancelled until Spring of 2016.

September 27th, 2015, Sunday: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM Knotweed, blackberry and scotchbroom control at the Holy Cross Community Garden in Factoria, 4315 - 129th Place SE, Bellevue, WA. Calling all Weed Warriors to help with this event!

Oct 3, 2015, Saturday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM Volunteers needed to help host booth at the annual Washington Native Plant Society, Central Puget Sound Fall Native Plant Sale and Environmental Fair on Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 from 9-4.   We will be returning to Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Bellevue now that their education building construction is complete.  Almost all of the plants and the Environmental Fair will be undercover and out of any rain.There is easy access, plenty of free parking, flush toilets and lest we forget, the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Usually somewhere between 300-400 people attend this event.   It is a good opportunity for outreach for the Weed Warriors. We have participated for the last 4 years have found it rewarding.

October 10th, 2015 Saturday:  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Newcastle Arbor Day . Tree Planting with City of Newcastle. Gleneagles Park Featuring walking paths, open space and floral garden areas. Acres = 1.1 Location: 8230 154th Ave. SE.

October 10th, 2015 Saturday:  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Ivy removal with Girls Soceer Team in Hazelwood Pak. Park at the main entrance. located at the end of 121st Place SE St. Newcastle, WA 98056. The park has 7.3 acres of natural, wooded ground. Western views of Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Seattle and beyond are available. The eastern half of the park includes a boardwalk through a forested wetland.

October 16th, 2015 Friday:  10:00 AM - Noon Presentation at Wedgewood Elementary 3rd Grade Class, 2720 NE 85th St Seattle, WA 98115 USA

October 2015, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Invasive Blackberry Removal in Lake Boren Park. Gloves provided. Bring shovels, loppers and clipper if you have them. Some tools are provided. Dress for the weather.

October 17th, 2015, Saturday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Invasive Weed Assessment at Rox Hill Bog 2850 SW Roxbury St. Seattle, WA 98126

October 24, 2015, Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fall Festival at the Coal Creek YMCA. Volunteers needed to help host the Weed Warrior table and engage the kiddos with a Nature Stewards fun activity. Community Service hours earned.

October 24, 2015, Saturday 9:00 PM - 4:00 PM Grays Harbor Volunteer Fair. Aberdeen Eagles. Tabling with radio coverage from KDUX, KBKW and KXRO for volunteer groups.

November 14, 2015 Saturday: 9:00 AM - Noon KCD Nursery Weeding. Your volunteer hours turn into trees for our restoration projects.

November 20, 2015 Friday: 9:00 AM - Noon KCD Nursery Weeding. Your volunteer hours turn into trees for our restoration projects.

Dec 5th, 2015 Saturday: KCD Nursery Weeding. 9:00 AM - Noon Your volunteer hours turn into trees for our restoration projects. Dress for the weather. It's chilly in the morning. Gloves and tools provided. Tell Nikki you're volunteering for the Weed Warriors and she'll be sure to give us credit. Thanks! Here's the location in Renton. Turn onto Longacres Dr SW, just north off of Gray Way. The nursery is at the intersection. Look for the chain link fence on your left as soon as you turn.

Dec 5th, 2015 Saturday: Gift Wrapping with Burien's Winterfest. 11:00AM - 3:00 PM. Happens at the Discover Burien office right accross from the Burien Library. Community Service hours earned. 427 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166 Directions: Map

Dec. 16th, 2015 Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM National Wildlife Certification for Newcastle – Information at the KCLS Library Drop-Ins Welcome from 10:30 AM throughout the morning. Presentation by Sarah Lane, NWF representative at 1:00 PM. Door Prizes! Here's the flier for more details.