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Memorial Day Restoration at Cavanaugh Pond and Thank You Party in Renton

We have made it one of our favorite times of the year.  Volunteers are now able to soak in some rays and catch views of sun on the river as they spend a few hours pulling out invasive plants to  prepare for fall planting.  Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Seriously, there is little more satisfying than turning a giant blackberry bush into open ground for planting. Plus, it is a great workout.  What if we threw in a party to celebrate our efforts after the labor? Even better?

Join FCRW at King County’s Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area on Memorial Day weekend to reclaim Cavanaugh from invasive plants and create habitat for fish and wildlife.  Over the last six years 12 acres have been restored, but we are not done yet!  After the event we will raise a toast to the volunteers, businesses, and community partners that make our work possible. This event will be featured in Field and Stream magazine as part of their Hero For A Day series.  Come on out and be a hero this Memorial Day weekend!

What: Memorial Day Weekend Restoration and Celebration

When:  Saturday, May 26th ~ Restoration is from from 10am to 2pm ~ Celebration is from 2pm to 4pm at A Terrible Beauty.  All FCRW volunteers of all ages welcome!

Where: Cavanaugh Pond, just of Highway 169 in Renton. Contact nisa@cedarriver.org to RSVP and for directions to the restoration.

Lunches provided by Whole Foods Markets in Bellevue.  Thank You!

Several downtown Renton businesses will be showing their support for FCRW throughout the day by offering promotions and donations.  We thank Old Renton Book Exchange, Happy Delusions, GHY Bikes, Liberty Cafe, Common Ground Coffee and Cupcakes, Smoking Monkey Pizza, PIP Printing, and A Terrible Beauty for their support of our restoration and education programs!

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