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.