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In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the City of Mountlake Terrace asks you to join the Mountlake Terrace Volunteer Park Cleanup on Saturday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. to about noon. The work party will be held at Ballinger Park and if enough volunteers attend, we may also send some volunteers to work at Veterans Memorial Park as well.
Individuals, families and groups are encouraged to attend and help beautify the park. If you have a group that would like to participate, please contact Parks and Property Management Superintendent Ken Courtmanch at (425) 776-1811 to register in advance so we have an idea of how many volunteers will attend.
All interested volunteers should meet at 9:00 a.m. on April 24 outside in front of Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Drive, for a brief meeting. The city requires all volunteers to wear face coverings for this initial meeting and strongly encourages you to wear face coverings while working. However if you remain in your household group with sufficient distance from others, you may work in the park without a mask and we ask that you please exercise courtesy to mask up when passing by others. We will have extra face coverings and hand sanitizer on hand for those who need it.
Common activities include pruning, raking, invasive plant removal, and picking up trash. Ballinger Park can be very wet, so volunteers should monitor the weather and wear boots if there has been recent rain and we recommend everyone bring work gloves. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring along rakes and non-electric pruning tools if possible so we have enough tools to go around.
In lieu of our usual lunch provided by the City Council, we will have individually wrapped snacks, coffee, and water for the volunteers. Please come and help make Mountlake Terrace shine. For more information, visit www.cityofmlt.com.