Monday, December 3, 2012

Volunteers salvage over 600 plants from Group Health site

Sustainable Redmond facilitated salvage of native plants at the former Group Health hospital site before the understory vegetation is lost to redevelopment. The Native Plant Society had a dig on November 15th and December 1 with the Green Kirkland Team totaling 150 plants.

Eastside Audubon organized a salvage workparty on Saturday, December 1st totaling over 450 plants from 40 volunteers.  Sword Fern, Salale, Oregon Grape were the popular shrubs.  The plants were transported to Marymoor Park Bird Loop and stored.  On Saturday, January 5, 8 AM, volunteers can meet at Parking Log G to install the plants into a hillside on the Loop.

Picture on left taken by Tom Hinman of volunteers with their "trophy sword fern."  Redmond Councilmember Hank Myers participated.    

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