Love Lincoln Park? Volunteer to be part of ‘Love Parks Day’

July 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm | In How to help, West Seattle news, West Seattle parks | 3 Comments

Out of the WSB inbox – Seattle Parks is hoping for a big volunteer turnout at Lincoln Park on July 26th, less than two weeks away:

Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Parks Foundation, Green Seattle Partnership, EarthCorps and six corporate sponsors, including REI, have teamed up to host Love Parks Day on Friday, July 26, at Lincoln Park. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers will clean the park and remove invasive vegetation species.

The goal is to have 200 volunteers who will work with Seattle Parks and Recreation crews and Friends of Lincoln Park who have identified projects throughout this 135-acre park.

There will be incentives – read on:

Not only will volunteers have the opportunity to invest in the future of one of Seattle’s most beautifully forested parks, but partners and sponsors will provide exclusive Love Parks tee-shirts, water bottles, lunch and snacks for those who pre-register.

In addition, everyone who volunteers gets a raffle ticket for a surprise giveaway gift provided by REI. And REI staff will lead outdoor yoga to help volunteers get stretched out and ready before work begins, as well as during the lunch break.

Lincoln Park is one of the city’s largest and most popular parks. It is home to ballfields, playgrounds, trails, shoreline, and forest. To preserve Lincoln’s forests for future generations, we must act now. Invasive species like English ivy and Himalayan blackberry are choking out native vegetation and are bringing an early death to many of Lincoln’s old trees.

EarthCorps provides all gloves and tools needed to perform the work. The volunteer event will happen rain or shine, so please come dressed for the weather. It is recommended that volunteers wear long pants, bring a long sleeved shirt, and wear sturdy closed-toe shoes.

To pre-register, e-mail lydia@earthcorps.org.

3 Comments

  1. Friends of Lincoln Park…that means you.

    Comment by flyntheointment — 5:00 pm July 15, 2013 #

  2. Let’s show Lincoln Park our love!

    Comment by E — 6:06 pm July 15, 2013 #

  3. I wish this was on a weekend because I would love to volunteer!

    Comment by Delridge Resident — 7:48 pm July 15, 2013 #

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