Beacon Rock State Park Invasive Plant Removal, WA

Beacon Rock State Park Invasive Plant Removal, WA
Beacon Rock State Park (Photo by Nathan Baker)

Saturday, June 22, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Beacon Rock State Park, WA

Join Friends Stewardship Volunteer Coordinator Mika Barrett and Washington State Parks to remove invasive plants. Together, we will help preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of this area.

Volunteers will work at Beacon Rock State Park's Riddell Lake to help cut down the invasive plant, Himalayan blackberry. This patch has been treated for years and we are really seeing a great dent! The blackberry is encroaching upon the native trees and shrubs around Riddell Lake where wild birds and animals live. It also has an excellent view of Beacon Rock in a serene landscape.

Physical Demands: The work involves hand pulling, sitting, standing, and bending down.

No experience necessary and all tools will be provided. 

Washington State Parks appreciate their volunteers! After volunteering for a total of 24 hours with WA State Parks , you are rewarded with an Annual WA State Discover Park Pass!

What to Bring: 

  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Thick jacket and pants (jeans or Carhartts work great)
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
(Gloves and tools are provided)

  • 9:00 a.m. - Meet together for introductions and the safety talk
  • 9:15 a.m. -  Restoration project begins
  • 11:00 a.m. - Lunch break
  • 11:30 a.m.  - Restoration project continues
  • 1:00 p.m. - Work party concludes

*Registration is a two-step process*

  1. Click "+Add" to complete a separate ticket for each person in your party.
  2. On 2nd page, 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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