(WSB photo from March 15 cleanup)
After the 22nd annual Fairmount Ravine volunteer cleanup a week and a half ago, coordinator Sarah Schieron mentioned a followup event might be organized to get more of the invasive ivy out of the forested area. The date is set and your help would be welcome:
A group of neighbors is planning a second workday in the Fairmount Ravine. Our trash clean-up (weekend before last) was very successful but we did not make the impact with ivy cutting we wanted.
On Saturday, April 5th, at 9 am, we will meet at the top of the Fairmount ravine just south of the roundabout once again. Wear hardy clothes and bring pruning shears or loppers, if you have them. Work takes place rain or shine.
Before the 5th, I’ll be meeting with a city of Seattle plant ecologist to figure out what is the biggest priority and how to best leverage other plant restoration work taking place in the ravine.
We hope more community members will join us. It will be just as hard and dirty work and the more help we have the greater our impact.
The meeting spot is at Fairmount and Forest, less than a block east of Hiawatha.