Crossposted from King County Parks
Did you know that King County Parks not only acquires sites for recreational purposes but also for environmental preservation? In 2015, King County Parks worked on a total of 24 restoration sites and planted over 25,000 native trees. The sites we acquire come in a variety of conditions. The majority of the sites are previously developed lands that are run over with invasive weeds such as Himalayan blackberry, reed canary grass and Scot’s broom. With the help of community members and partners, we restore these sites by clearing out the invasive weeds and planting native vegetation to create habitat for wildlife such as birds, fish and other aquatic species. This new ArcOnline map enables users to explore the sites where restoration planting occurred in 2015 and learn about the great partners we worked with to restore these sites.