Clean streets, remove invasive plants Saturday

April 7, 2011

By Staff

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NEW — Noon April 7, 2011

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scout Troop 499 and Cub Scout Troop 497 for the semiannual Newcastle Street Cleanup from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 9. Volunteers will meet at Renton Academy, 6928 116th Ave. S.E.

Organizers will bring equipment, but they encouraged volunteers to bring gloves and reflective vests.

The cleanup typically yields between 20 and 30 bags of garbage, organizers said.

Email for more information about the cleanup.

Also, Newcastle Weed Warriors will hold a work party in Lake Boren Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9, removing and searching for invasive plants, such as blackberry bushes, ivy, holly and knotweed.

Volunteers should check in near the park’s restrooms when they arrive, and they should wear sturdy shoes and come dressed for the weather, organizers said.

Call Newcastle Weed Warriors founder and President Grace Stiller at 425-228-7927 or 206-795-5783.

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