Kirkland Arbor Day Celebration takes place at Watershed Park, Nov. 9

TreeDown on Park Lane (1) Kirkland’s annual Arbor Day Celebration and forest restoration will take place at Watershed Park on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are invited to reconnect with nature and support stewardship efforts by planting native trees, shrubs and ground cover, and removing invasive plants. At 12:20 p.m., join Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride, Washington State Department of Natural Resources/Urban and Community Forestry Sarah Foster and Kirkland Urban Forester Deb Powers in a commemorative Arbor Day tree planting. Following the ceremonial planting, forest restoration efforts will resume until 2 p.m.  Free pizza for all volunteers will be provided courtesy of The Watershed Company during the lunch break. Watershed Park is located at 112th Avenue NE, south of NE 53rd Street. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. Sign up online at www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php. For event information, contact Deb Powers, Urban Forester, at dpowers@kirklandwa.gov or 425-587-3261. For Green Kirkland Partnership volunteer opportunities, visit www.greenkirkland.org.