Volunteers invited to help restore Kent’s Puget Power Trail on Oct. 28

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 12:18pm
  • Life

Volunteers are invited to celebrate the sixth annual Green Kent Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Puget Power Trail near the Green River Natural Resources Area at 64th Avenue South and South 226th Street.

Volunteers will help beautify and restore this natural area by planting trees and spreading mulch along the trail.

The outdoor restoration event is part of Green Kent Partnership’s effort to restore Kent’s publicly owned forests and natural areas. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate, and no experience is necessary. Green Kent Day will take place rain or shine, so volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.

Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke will be one of hundreds of volunteers at the event.

“Green Kent Day is a wonderful opportunity for individuals, families and groups to partner on a restoration project,” Cooke said in a city media release. “It gives them the chance to appreciate Kent’s public green spaces and to see how much work can be accomplished when we pull together for a common cause.”

Afterward, volunteers will enjoy a free hot dog lunch, compliments of Farrington Court and Forterra. This is the Green Kent Partnership’s biggest volunteer work party of the year, so sign up at KentWA.gov/comevolunteer.

The Green Kent Partnership was formed in 2009, the fifth of six Green Cities in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. It was founded with a 20-year goal of restoring Kent’s parks and natural areas while building community through volunteerism.

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