MLK Day of Service

Enhance wildlife habitat at Union Bay Natural Area

Join SER-UW and the UW Farm for a day of service

For the morning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the Society for Ecological Restoration-UW and the UW Farm are teaming up to tackle some invasive blackberry in the Union Bay Natural Area. This will be a fun way to give back to the UW community, enhance wildlife habitat, and get some exercise! No prior experience is necessary. We just appreciate some enthusiasm and smiles from our volunteers.

Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle.

Please come dressed for the weather since we will be outside the whole time. Raincoats, rainpants, and rubber boots are recommended. We will get wet and dirty!

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Monday, Jan. 18th, 10am-1pm

Douglas Research Conservatory (DRC), Seattle, WA, United States

Seattle, WA

We will meet outside the Douglas Research Conservatory near the parking lot. From there we will walk over to the work site. To avoid getting lost, please arrive on time so that you can walk with us. See the map below for extra detail.
9:45-10:15 Gather in the carturn around (orange star), quick introductions, bathrooms available

10:15-10:20 Walk to work site (Green arrow)

10:20-10:40 Tool safety training and site demo

10:40-12:00 Dig, lop, and dig blackberry!

12:00-12:15 Snack break!

12:15-1:00 Final push. Remove as much blackberry as possible.

About SER-UW

SER-UW (Society for Ecological Restoration-UW) is the first student guild to have been established in our nation under SER International. We work to promote the presence and health of our native species and eliminating the threats and presence of invasive species, while giving fellow students and community members opportunities to create educational experiences about our ecosystems and the life they contain. If you would like to communicate with us, feel free to contact us at, at our website, or find us at Facebook at

UW Farm

The UW Farm's mission is to be the campus center for the practice and study of urban agriculture and sustainability, and an educational, community-oriented resource for people who want to learn about building productive and sustainable urban landscapes.