Kent Council member Satwinder Kaur works to remove invasive weeds along a trail in Park Orchard Park last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent Council member Satwinder Kaur works to remove invasive weeds along a trail in Park Orchard Park last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Green team at work

  • Thursday, August 9, 2018 2:41pm
  • Life

Leaders and volunteers with the Green Kent Partnership worked to clear trails in Park Orchard Park last Saturday.

The work crew removed invasive weeks and thickets of blackberry bushes along the trails to make the park safer and more accessible and encourage the planting of new trees.

“It’s a beautiful park,” said Laura Miller, a steward for the Green Kent Partnership. “A lot of people will walk their kids from the neighborhood to the (Park Orchard) Elementary School.”

The Green Kent effort is a collaboration between the city of Kent, the King Conservation District, Forterra, community groups and nonprofits, businesses, schools, and hundreds of individual volunteers working together to actively maintain the city’s natural areas.

To volunteer and to learn more, visit kentwa.gov.

Francine Sanchez does her part in clearing a trail. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Francine Sanchez does her part in clearing a trail. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

The work party included from left, Char Kolkow, Green Kent steward; Ilea Howard; Laura Miller, Green Kent steward; Robert Brown; Francine Sanchez; and Satwinder Kaur. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

The work party included from left, Char Kolkow, Green Kent steward; Ilea Howard; Laura Miller, Green Kent steward; Robert Brown; Francine Sanchez; and Satwinder Kaur. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

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