In September, 100 volunteers spent several hours cleaning up what will eventually become Lake Stickney Community Park. They’ll be back at it again this Saturday.
Last time, the group made a big dent on the infestation of blackberries and several trees that were covered in ivy. They also removed 96 tires, several piles of garbage, recyclable metal, and even a car frame. Everyone was surprised to discover that the parking lot under the moss was larger and in much better shape than they expected.
This Saturday’s cleanup begins at 9 a.m. Hot cocoa and coffee will be served in the morning and lunch will be served in the afternoon. Volunteers should meet at 13521 Manor Way in Lynnwood.
In 2008, Snohomish County acquired about seven acres of critical habitat and waterfront at Lake Stickney. They added another seven acres earlier this year. The Lake Stickney Conservancy is working with the county to develop this future park. These volunteer cleanups are a big part of that goal.