A great day to clean up Village Green
June 21, 2012 · Updated 5:04 PM
Friends and neighbors of the Village Green noticed with pleasure on June 15 that a wonderful crew of people was doing stream restoration work there rather than doing yard work at home.
Twenty-three people from the Kingston Windermere Realty office devoted their three-hour Community Service Day to removing invasive species along Kingston Creek, which runs through the Village Green Community Park on West Kingston Road.
Many thanks to all for rolling up their sleeves and yanking out/clipping blackberry, Scotch broom, and some English ivy holly. It was as if the stream could breathe again.
Thanks to the participation of Carin Anderson and Dana Coggon from Kitsap County, everyone was able to focus energy on those invasives and leave the native plants such as salmonberry and, yes, nettles.
Thanks to Kathy Curry, all of that material was dumped for burning without having to pay a fee.
Thanks to Nick Jewett for making the arrangements and connections with Kitsap County.
It was especially pleasing that a day forecast to be lousy turned out to be just beautiful. Thank you, whoever it was that helped arrange that!
for the Village Green Metropolitan Park District