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MLK Tree Potting with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

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Join thousands of volunteers nationwide in making Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day a "day on, not a day off". We will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by helping grow our nursery potting up over 1,000 native trees and shrubs together. With close to 100 fellow volunteers and Greenway Trust leaders, volunteers will learn how to pot up bare-root plants and how to organize a native plant container nursery!

The Greenway Native Plant Nursery located at Lake Sammamish State Park is home to nearly 30,000 native trees and shrubs. From the very start of their journey with the Greenway Trust, these trees are cared for by volunteers. Starting at the nursery, volunteers pot up these baby trees and shrubs. Then, the plants grow for two growing seasons in the nursery, and are cared for by volunteers. Once the plants have grown big and strong, they are brought out to sites all across the Greenway landscape where volunteers plant them again, this time in their final homes in urban forests, parks, and open spaces throughout the Greenway.

Thank you for joining us this MLK Day! All volunteers are welcomed, and all training & tools are provided. This is a very family friendly event — even little hands can help care for little plants! 

Please, remember to sign the e-waiver online. 

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Age Restriction

Volunteers 13 and younger must attend the event with a parent/guardian.

What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes
  • Gloves (provided)

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.

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