Friday, May 20, 2011

Waterways No. 1 Work Party Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow from from 10-noon will be the Waterways No. 1 Work Party, located at 43rd Avenue NE and NE 35th

It will be an exciting work party with a chance to meet Arthur Lee Jacobson, noted plant, tree and weed expert, who will direct the work party.

There will also be a drawing to receive an autographed copy of Arthur Lee Jacobon's book, Trees of Seattle.

Tasks include pulling ivy and digging out weeds and "having fun in the process," the invite says.

Voluteers are asked to bring gloves, garden tools, shovels, and rubber boots.

Children are welcome and refreshments and water will be provided.

This work party is sponsored by the Laurelhurst Community Club as part of the City’s annual Spring Clean Program to spruce up neighborhoods. 

For questions or to RSVP, contact Jeannie Hale at or 206-525-5135 or Emily Dexter at or 206-526-2927.

LCC writes about Waterways #1:

Waterway No. 1 is a parcel of waterfront property located where Northeast 35th Street meets 43rd Avenue Northeast. Long ago it was used as a boat launch for one of Seattle’s mosquito fleet ferries, the Laurelhurst Launch, which shuttled folks from Laurelhurst to Madison Park and back. Now it is a rare and treasured public access point to the waterfront where people can go to observe nature, walk dogs, and launch non-motorized boats. Neighbors adopted a concept plan to improve the waterway in September 2005. Some progress has been made, but it’s time to move forward to continue to implement the plan. Your help is needed to transform the waterway into a community amenity for all to enjoy.

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