Big thanks to all of you who work with us so tirelessly to help make our parks enjoyable for everyone - we couldn't do it without you!
Chaperones are the heart and soul of any successful ski bus. They have the unique opportunity to create and foster positive relationships with their group not only as a mentor, but also as a role model. Our chaperones are selected not only for their ability to manage a youth group effectively and to create lasting relationships, but also to help get youth active outdoors. It’s all about the kids. More info
The Student Conservation Corps is hosting two final fall volunteer work parties:
Sunday November 10th, 1-3:30 at Fort Ward Park where we will be planting hundreds of ferns in an area where goats ate ivy and SCoCo tore out tangles of ivy roots. Bring gloves and a shovel. If you have extra ferns in your yard and would like to share- bring along to transplant.
Saturday November 16th 1-3:30 at Blakely Harbor Park. We will be working on a major shoreline restoration project by helping remove invasive weeds from native vegetation. Bring gloves and enthusiasm. Be prepared to be amazed at how much our SCoCo-plus group can accomplish!
Join the Trails Advisory Committee on Saturday November 23rd from10am to 1pm for a work party to begin constructing the Veterane Trail.The work party will be meeting on the road shoulder of Baker Hill Rd just past the 5800 block. Signs will be posted. For questions contact Erik Sherwin at 206-245-7382.
Join the Trails Advisory Committee once a month “On the Trail” repairing or building trails all over the Island. Groups, organizations, sports teams, churches and others are encouraged to adopt a monthly work party so if you want to help host a work party at your favorite trail during an upcoming month just contact the Park District. To find out where and when the next work party is contact Dan Hamlin at email@example.com or 206-245-7385. Typically the work parties are held on the 4th Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm.
FREE HOLLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Join Weed Warriors and Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District on Friday Nov. 22 at 1 pm when we cut down 2 well-berried holly trees at Pritchard Park.
Parking: follow Eagle Harbor Drive all around the water, passing Taylor and the main lot; turn left at Creosote Pl. and park. The trail is on the left and you will see orange ribbons.
Free bunches of holly for all who participate. We will be cutting and bundling the branches on Friday 1 to 3 to give away at the Winter Market on Sat. Nov. 23 from 10 to 3. Volunteers are also needed that morning.
On Friday we will be tagging the bundles to explain why holly is considered an invasive weed, what to use instead, and how to dispose of it properly (do not compost berries!).
So if you love holly in your holiday arrangements but hate trying to pull it out of the Grand Forest, dress warmly, bring gloves and pruners, and join us either Nov. 22 or Nov. 23—or both! Student volunteer service hours available.
Are you a student looking for some community service hours? Do you have a group of people that would like to make a difference in one of our parks? Is there a pet project that you would like to see happen at Fay Bainbridge or Fort Ward Park? Do you have a group of scouts looking for a project? I will trade out a night or two of camping at Fay Bainbridge for a project. For more information on how you can help, please call me 206-842-3931 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make your dream come true!
2013 Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District
Student Conservation Corps Program: Program is full for 2013, but click here
to find how you can participate in the future!