Shoreline Work Party Saturday May 17 at West Green Lake Site – Volunteers Needed!

You’re Invited! Friends of Green Lake is sponsoring a Shoreline Habitat Restoration Work Party Saturday – Meet at Beach Side, Bathhouse Theater, West Side of Lake on Saturday, May 17, 2014 – 9 am to 12 noon. Come help get rid of Blackberry, English Ivy and other invasive plants from shoreline habitat.

FOGL plans to remove blackberry and ivy where it is beginning to become established along the shoreline. The ivy has begun crawling up and into trees along the shoreline. We will remove as much of the above ground growth of blackberry and ivy and any other invasive, non native plants as we can.

Work area will be along the shoreline south of the West Swimming Beach, approximately between the beach and the fishing dock, on the west side of the lake adjacent to Bathhouse Theater. Parking is available in the Bathhouse theater parking lot, and nearby on the street adjacent to the work area. Friends of Green Lake Banner will be hanging to mark the work area along the path. The park department will provide us a collection of tools and gloves for our use. If you have a favorite tool and your own gloves for attacking blackberry and ivy, please bring them along. Be sure to dress for possible wet weather, and long sleeves to protect against blackberry thorns. Please no open toed shoes.

Contact Maureen Kwolek at Friends of Green Lake at mokwolek@comcast.net or 206-919-6630 if you have questions, and especially to indicate you wish to join in. Hope to see you this Saturday, May 17!!!

Friends of Green Lake is an association of volunteers whose mission is “to ensure a healthy lake for wildlife and recreation”. FOGL only exists because of volunteers. FOGL has IRS approved tax-exempt status for environmental, scientific and educational activities.