Clean-up at Turtle Complex, WA

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join Friends volunteers for a litter and microtrash patrol to clean-up after the removal of old buildings on site.

Before you register, please:

  • Read our updated digital Liability Waiver here. You will be asked to check a box acknowledging you read waiver during registration.
  • Read our COVID-19 Event FAQ here. Friends now requires volunteers to be vaccinated in order to attend work parties. After you register, you will be asked to present proof of vaccination.

Project Description

Part of the stewardship plan at the Turtle Haven Preserve is the removal of old run-down buildings. Volunteers with the Washington Fish and Wildlife conducted bat surveys in July to determine bat populations prior to removal. In November, a Boy Scout Troop #69 installed bat houses. Now that the buildings are down, there is deconstruction debris that needs to be gathered and removed before it get's lost in the soil. Volunteers will help improve safety and habitat by helping with a litter patrol (nails, glass, and plastics oh my!): aka, Mission Microtrash!

Difficulty level: Work includes bending, picking up small and medium size deconstruction trash.

There is no official restroom on site.

Hazards: Ticks and some poison oak.

What to Bring:

  • Lunch, snacks, and plenty of water
  • Face mask (cloth, paper, or medical-grade)
  • Personal hand sanitizer
  • Leather work gloves (Friends will also have gloves to borrow)
  • Friends will provide all tools needed (tools are sanitized) but you are welcome to bring your own
  • Tools: litter picker upper
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • Photo/copy of vaccination card

What to Wear:

  • Boots or closed-toe shoes
  • Long durable pants and long-sleeved shirt
  • Dress for weather: extra layers of clothing in wet or cold weather


  • 9:00 a.m. - Be ready to sign in and meet the crew
  • 9:15 a.m. - Walk to pond for planting demos
  • 9:30 a.m. - Stewardship project begins
  • 11:00 a.m. - Lunch break
  • 1:00 p.m. - Work party concludes


A confirmation email with directions will be sent out 3-5 days before the event.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Skelly at or 503-501-6351.