West Seattle community cleanups with more ups & downs than usual

(UPDATED SUNDAY NIGHT with more photos)

As previewed in our daily highlights list, Saturday was a big day for cleanups – and we have photos from all five of the stairway cleanups that were among 15 citywide. Above, we stopped by Delridge/Myrtle as site captain Craig Rankin (left) started rallying volunteers around 9 am. The next four photos are courtesy of West Seattleites Jake and Cathy Jaramillo, Seattle Stairways Walks authors, who led the effort with the sponsorship of Feet First. Further north on Delridge, the cleanup was part of the spring-cleaning event organized by Lisa Taylor-Whitley (below left) with the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

Further west on Genesee, at 49th, here’s the aftermath of volunteers’ hard work:

Further north on 49th, at Hanford, here’s the crew:

And finally, it’s site captain Janet Jones smiling while working at Carroll and 58th PL SW.

Seattle has 650 stairways in all, the Jaramillos point out on their website.

ADDED SUNDAY NIGHT: Three more photos from Craig @ Delridge/Myrtle, plus a report:

Thanks to the dozen volunteers who worked with 4 Parks employees on the Delridge and Myrtle stairway. (‘Before’ photo:)

We removed about 500 square feet of blackberries, moved 5 yards of much and a bunch of trash. (‘After’ photo:)

Great local turnout.

(Pictured: Mark, Ryan, and Jackson Colby from Puget Ridge)

3 Replies to "West Seattle community cleanups with more ups & downs than usual"

  • Aaron April 27, 2014 (5:54 am)

    To everyone who volunteered to help, THANK YOU!! This sort of thing really makes a difference in the livability of our neighborhood!

  • k April 27, 2014 (12:42 pm)

    Thank you to the volunteers! Much appreciated by your neighbors.

  • West Seattle Hipster April 27, 2014 (2:27 pm)


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