Last Saturday volunteer events get underway April 26
April 25, 2014 Scott Braswell

Redmond, WA -
 Trained Forest Stewards will again host the Last Saturday volunteer events at Redmond parks in 2014, continuing the restoration efforts of the Green Redmond Partnership. All Last Saturday events take place from 9 am - Noon on the Last Saturday of the month, April through October. April’s event will take place at the Heron Rookery on Saturday, April 26.

The Green Redmond Partnership, initiated in 2009, has a goal of bringing 1,035 acres of forested parkland into active management over a 20-year period. You can help! Volunteers are needed to help remove non-native, invasive plants and prepare areas for fall plantings.

No experience is necessary, and gloves, tools, and other materials are provided. It is important to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. All ages are welcome, although volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or bring a signed waiver (available at, on the Volunteer Schedule page). An RSVP at the same website is appreciated and helps us provide adequate tools and supplies.

The 2014 Last Saturday Schedule:
• April 26 – Heron Rookery
• May 31 – Watershed Preserve
• June 28 – Farrel-McWhirter Park
• July 26 – Idylwood Beach Park
• August 30 – Westside Park
• September 27 – Viewpoint Park
• October 25 – Green Redmond Day! (Multiple parks)

For information on the work parties, contact Chris Tolonen at or 425-556-2369. For general information about the Green Redmond Partnership, contact Teresa Kluver at or 425-556-2355.