Celebrating Earth Week 2024 at Skyway Park

  West Hill Action Mob

By Devin Chicras

On April 27, two dozen volunteers joined WHCA and King County Parks in Skyway Park to celebrate Earth Week by restoring more of the wetland area we’ve been working on for the last five months.

It all started back in December 2023, when a dozen volunteers cleared 1,200 square feet of blackberry from the secret trail that starts at the base of the power line hill entrance to Skyway Park.

Then, a group of volunteers returned in January 2024 to add 90 new plants to the freshly cleared area.

For April, we moved three yards of mulch, removed another 1.5 yards of invasive blackberry, and opened up access for the Vegetation Management crew to manage the Yellow Archangel on site.

The area is looking SO much better! The before and after photos after just four months are astonishing.

But we have more work to do! We’ll continue to push forward and reclaim even more of our park. Before we head into the next planting season, we have to clear another patch of blackberry.

Our next event will be Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, and you can register now. Another event will be held on August 17 (registration link to come). The Youth Conservation Corps will also be doing some work in July.

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