King County Noxious Weed Specialist, Ashley Gould, will be in the Wilderness Rim Neighborhood the first two weeks of June controlling Orange & Yellow Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum & Hieracium caespitosum). Orange & Yellow Hawkweed are invasive plants that can invade grassy areas and displace desirable native species. Both hawkweed species are Class B Noxious Weeds and are required to be controlled in King County. Want to learn more about Orange & Yellow Hawkweed? Visit http://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/library/water-and-land/weeds/BMPs/hawkweed-control.pdf or email Ashley at email@example.com
Do you love the Wilderness Rim park?
- Show up at 9am
- Have fun
- Clean up dead branches and re-purpose them for Mother Earth via a Chipper
- Meet neighbors
- Paint the park picnic tables at the shelter
- Eat some food and talk to your neighbors
If you are able to make it, please let us know so that we can plan accordingly and keep you well fed and happy during the day. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you will be blessing us with your presence. If you are planning on joining us, it might be a good idea to bring some work gloves.
Hot, Dry Weather Continues
Low precipitation in May and even lower precipitation this summer equals a very dry Wilderness Rim and an extremely high fire danger.
The WRA Board of Trustees has banned fireworks and open fires on Wilderness Rim common property (Cascade Park and Greenbelt areas).
All of us have a responsibility to help keep Wilderness Rim green and safe.
With a $1000 grant from the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, WRA installed Dog Waste Stations in the Park and common property areas. Hopefully this will resolve some of the gifts left behind by pets and make cleanup more convenient for the neighborhood.
Thank you to Doug Greathouse and Wil Chromey for their work on this project!
Baby Trees in the Park
We have some new babies in the park! Please be gentle around them and let Park@WildernessRim.org know if you would be interested in future planting parties. Here are a few pictures of our great neighbors having fun in the sun.