Gallagher Hill Community Garden Club to hold event on Sept. 10

Mercer Island founders of the new nonprofit Gallagher Hill Community Garden Club will give an educational talk about native and non-native plants, join others in removing non-native plants and share their vision about a new garden from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 10.

The community event — sponsored by the Mercer Island Natural Resources Department — will take place at the Gallagher Hill Native Garden, positioned off the Gallagher Hill Open Space by the trailhead near the Shorewood Apartments off Shorewood Drive.

The founders plan to move forward with a conservation project to clean up the entire 11-acre Gallagher Hill Open Space. They are currently speaking with representatives of local public schools to gain community support in achieving that goal.

At the event, the Natural Resources Department will provide snacks, water, gloves and tools for attendees.

If residents have questions, they can email them to