Lyle Cherry Orchard Native Seeding

Lyle Cherry Orchard Native Seeding
Volunteers during a restoration work party at the Lyle Cherry Orchard trail on Friends' land trust preserve (photo: Friends' archive)

Saturday, January 26, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lyle Cherry Orchard, WA
Lyle Cherry Orchard

Join Friends Stewardship Coordinator Sara Woods at the Lyle Cherry Orchard land trust preserve to seed native species and haul water as part of a larger restoration project to control yellow starthistle on this 540-acre property.

Volunteers will carry bags of seed, equipment, and tools one mile up a steep section of trail (1000' elevation gain) to the work site. For those who are up to the task, we will also need help transporting large jugs of water to the restoration site. 

Seeding will occur in areas where yellow starthistle is being controlled and where the trail is being decommissioned and re-routed.

Difficulty Level: Moderate to High. 

*Hazards: Poison oak, ticks, steep terrain, heavy lifting*

No experience is necessary and tools will be provided. Please come dressed for the weather and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and be ready to have fun!

What to Bring:
  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A smile and the excitement to learn new skills and to meet new people!

  • 10:00 a.m. - Be ready to sign in, meet the crew, and safety meeting
  • 10:15 a.m. - Collect tools and begin hiking up the trail 0.75 miles to project site
  • 10:45 a.m. - Gather for seeding demo and begin work
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch Break 30 minutes
  • 12:30 p.m. - Continue seeding/working
  • 2:00 p.m.   - Wrap up and hike down the trail

To Register:

  1. Click "+Add" to complete a separate ticket for each person in your party, on the intended ticket level.
  2. Once tickets are saved, click the "continue" button to go to Page 2.
  3. On Page 2, click the bubble next to the main contact’s name (to autofill the information). This person will receive the confirmation email.
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