Outdoor cleanup projects slated for Peninsula

Rain or shine, several North Olympic Peninsula organizations need volunteers to help out with projects and get dirty this weekend.

Why stay warm and dry at home when you can get wet, tired and dirty with new friends?

Planting party

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition is calling for volunteers to help plant at Dungeness Bay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

To attend, RSVP to Olivia Vito at outreach@nosc.org or 360-379-8051.

Directions and parking information will be provided when volunteers RSVP.

American Dungeness plugs (Leymus mollis) will be planted in the restored wetland complex at Meadowbrook Creek estuary just east of the Dungeness River.

There will also be a staff-led discussion about how this restoration project impacts both the community and the native wildlife.

Tools and gloves will be provided but are in limited supply, so bring garden trowels and shovels for personal use if possible.

Light refreshments also will be available. Bring warm and waterproof layers, water, warm beverages and a lunch.

Vacant lot cleanup

PORT ANGELES — The Revitalize Port Angeles group has scheduled a cleanup project at a vacant lot on Front Street for 10 a.m. Saturday.

The group has received permission to clean up the lot across from Kokopelli Grill, which is located at 203 E. Front St.

Volunteers are asked to gather at Front and Lincoln streets with brooms, rakes and “trash-grabbers.” Trash bags will be provided.

The cleanup project will prepare the lot for youth artwork that will be installed early next month.

Quimper work party

PORT TOWNSEND — A work party to pull non-native holly in a nature preserve will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The 80-acre nature preserve is located on North Jacob Miller Road. The preserve, gate and trailhead are on the left near the end of the road.

Parking is limited, so organizers ask volunteers to bike or carpool if possible.

Some volunteers will help pull and cut the holly that is invading this forested area, while others will help compile lists of plants and wildlife observed at the site.

The Quimper West Preserve is part of the Quimper Wildlife Corridor, which is protected by the Jefferson Land Trust, the city of Port Townsend and Jefferson County.

Ship maintenance

PORT TOWNSEND — Sound Experience needs volunteers to help with winter maintenance on the schooner Adventuress on Saturday and Sunday.

Volunteers will help with winter maintenance projects and learn more about the schooner program.

Work parties are scheduled for this weekend and Dec. 10-11.

Volunteers are asked to RSVP to Korie Griffith at 360-301-6884 or 360-379-0438.

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