Volunteers are needed to help plant trees, restore trails, remove invasive plants and otherwise help improve Bellevue's parks and open spaces at the 25th annual Bellevue Arbor Day-Earth Day event on April 20.
From 8:30 to 11 a.m., on April 20, a Saturday, more than 400 volunteers will work on a variety of environmental projects throughout Bellevue. Volunteers start at Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE.
A family community festival and official tree planting ceremony will be at Lewis Creek Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., recognizing the city's 24th year of receiving the Tree City USA designation by the US Arbor Day Foundation.
This event will be held rain or shine, and volunteers are asked to dress for the weather and bring appropriate tools, based on their project assignment. Volunteers will receive a complimentary lunch provided by Whole Foods Market and a free T-shirt.
Registration is first-come, first served with limited projects available. Individuals and groups are welcome, and preregistration is required. Volunteers of all ages are invited to participate.
To register, email Alexandra DySard at ADySard@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-4195.
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