Thursday, November 5, 2015

Help With Sprucing Up Nearby Section Of Burke-Gilman Trail On "Green Seattle Day" Saturday


The 10th annual Green Seattle Day is happening on Saturday starting at 9am at 13 Parks throughout the City.  Hundreds of volunteers will plant thousands of trees and other plants in "that will grow up to be the next generation of our urban forest" a Green Seattle volunteer told the Laurelhurst Blog staff.
The closest meeting place for volunteer work is the Burke-Gilman trail hosted by Friends of the Burke Gilman Trail.  Volunteers will gather at 33rd Avenue NE and NE Blakely, just below the house at 4703 33rd Avenue NE and the trail.
The information given for this specific location is:

Help us plant a newly cleared section of the Burke-Gilman Trail for Green Seattle Day. With your help, we can keep the Emerald City green as it should be. We will be joining hundreds of volunteers all over the city planting trees!
There will be a free Volunteer Lunch after planting at the Rainer Community Center in Columbia City for volunteers from all 14 Green Seattle Day sites. A little closer to the trail, Fremont Brewing is also hosting an after party, discounts for Green Seattle Day volunteers.

Register in advance to ensure enough gloves, shoes, coffee and to get specific directions and more information.
The Green Seattle website says:

This family-friendly planting day is great for all ages, and no experience is necessary. We’ll bring the plants, tools, gloves, coffee, and snacks. You’ll get a great work-out, spend some time outside in a beautiful park, and feel great knowing that you spent the morning doing something good for your community and our urban environment. Bring friends and family with you, or meet new friends as you work together in your neighborhood park.
Dress warmly for the weather – we will be out rain or shine – and wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes that can get dirty and wet. Bring a water bottle and reusable coffee mug if you have them. We will have coffee to fill up, and some snacks to keep you going!
Go here for more information about the Green Seattle Partnership and to see the 13 other Seattle Parks participating in Green Seattle Day. 

"We are excited for Green Seattle Day and look forward to volunteers coming out from all over the city to support their neighborhood greenspaces.  Green Seattle Day is a celebration of the forest that makes this the Emerald City. Help us keep it that way," a volunteer with the program said.

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