Spring cleanup in Juanita Woodlands is great way to get limber

Juanita_woodlands_signWith the sun starting to show itself, what better way to prep for warmer weather than by prepping the woodlands for successful tree growth? The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) is calling for volunteers to rein in ivy and invasive weeds and finish re-tagging the trees in the eastern Juanita Woodlands. The work party runs from 9am to noon on Saturday March 30, 2013. Everything takes place on the east side of Juanita Drive. Volunteers can meet at 76th Avenue NE and NE 120th. (Turn east off Juanita Drive onto 120th Street.) Bring work gloves, loppers, and shovels if you can. Coffee and water will be supplied. Know a teen that needs volunteer hours? This is a great option. Want to bond with the kids? Nothing like the possibility of seeing Sasquatch to bring you closer together. Relatives in town? Bring ‘em by! The 40-acre Juanita Woodlands was saved from development with local donors paying more than half a million dollars nine years ago in an initiative to help King County secure the land from the state of Washington. Since then, hundreds of volunteers have done clean-up work in the area bordering both sides of Juanita Drive near Fire Station 25. Thousands of trees have been planted as part of a long-term restoration effort after discovery of diseases affecting mature trees throughout the woodlands. To get more information on the woodlands cleanup, contact Teresa Chilelli at TChilelli@aol.com or call 425-501-4693. The mission of the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance is to coordinate our active community of residents and regional partners to preserve, protect, and restore this natural environment, and to promote the welfare of the Finn Hill community by engaging in civic issues. For more information, visit the FHNA website at www.finnhillalliance.org or the Facebook page (search Finn Hill Alliance).