Monday, November 12, 2012

UPDATED: Help Audubon transplant plants from Group Health to Marymoor BirdLoop

Song Sparrow at Marymoor Park/MICK THOMPSON
UPDATED:  Over 450 plants were dug and stored in containers for planting on January 5 on the Marymoor Bird Loop.  Meet at Parking Lot G at 8 AM to install these valuble plants!


December 1 Event Will Save Plants at Group Health Site for Reuse at Marymoor

KIRKLAND — With the old Group Health Overlake campus in Redmond slated for redevelopment,
Eastside Audubon invites the community to a work party on Saturday morning, December 1, to salvage the native plants currently growing at the site.

At the Group Health-approved event, volunteers will dig up plants that otherwise would be destroyed to save them for replanting later in the winter on the Audubon BirdLoop at Marymoor Park. Eastside Audubon has been continually improving wildlife habitat at the BirdLoop since 2006 through monthly work parties.

No expertise is necessary to help with the native plant salvage; you’ll need only a shovel, work gloves, sturdy shoes, and clothing layers appropriate for the weather. Eastside Audubon project leaders will help identify which plants to remove and explain how to do it.

Coffee and snacks will be provided by Eastside Audubon as well.

Work will start at 8 a.m. and continue until noon. The Group Health campus is in the Overlake area of Redmond, at 2464 152nd Avenue NE.

To facilitate planning, Eastside Audubon asks that volunteers sign up in advance of the event by contacting Jim McGruder, (425) 822-8580, or Details about where to meet will be given to volunteers

Eastside Audubon is the National Audubon Society chapter active in Bellevue, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Issaquah, Kirkland, North Bend, Redmond, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Woodinville, and unincorporated East King Eastside Audubon works to protect, preserve, and enhance natural ecosystems and our communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people. We welcome new and experienced birders on our birding walks and field trips and in our birding classes. Visit

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