In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the City of Mountlake Terrace provides an opportunity for citizens to give back to their community. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to help tidy up one of our parks annually in April from 9:00 a.m. until about 1:00 p.m. The first 50 volunteers or families to volunteer will receive a one-gallon potted hemlock or chestnut tree in honor of Arbor Day. The event concludes with an appreciation lunch served to volunteers by the City Council.
Volunteers should meet at the Ballinger Clubhouse parking lot, 23000 Lakeview Drive, in comfortable work clothes, with gloves and tools in hand, to get their assignment. Annual activities include weed control, pruning, spreading bark, litter clean up, and debris removal. Occasionally, depending on the park, we paint picnic tables, benches and gazebos.
Groups contact Parks Services and Facilities Superintendent Ken Courtmanch at 425-776-1811 to register in advance. Everyone celebrates the beginning of spring – rain or shine.
For more information about our Earth Day event or other volunteer opportunities, please call Ken Courtmanch at 425-776-1811 or email Ken Courtmanch.