Winterize Juanita Woodlands with invasive species removal

Juanita_woodlands_signWhile summer still lingers on, winter will arrive, like it or not. And young trees planted in the Juanita Woodlands will need help surviving the dark months. The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) is calling for volunteers to remove invasive species like ivy and blackberry vines that are encroaching on young trees in the eastern Juanita Woodlands. The work party runs from 9am to noon on Saturday, October 5, 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. 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 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 or the Facebook page (search Finn Hill Alliance).