West Seattle weekend scene: Harbor/ Avalon/ Manning volunteers, cleaning & planting

(1st two photos by WSB’s Patrick Sand)

The organizers of this morning’s Harbor/Avalon/Manning work party said “rain or shine,” and they meant it! In the final hour, we found hardy volunteers under and around the bridge, cleaning up the area as well as planting trees and ferns.


Don Brubeck from West Seattle Bike Connections sent the next photo – reporting that WSBC had three volunteers joining in, as the group planted five 5 Hogan’s Cedars:


As mentioned in the announcements of this work party and one earlier in the year, this work is part of the preparation for a beautification project next year funded by a city matching-fund grant (volunteer work counts toward the “match”).

5 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scene: Harbor/ Avalon/ Manning volunteers, cleaning & planting"

  • AA November 5, 2016 (3:00 pm)

    I applaud the hardy volunteers working in this rain but am concerned. Maybe it is just the perspective of the photo but two of those cedar trees look like they are planted awfully close to that overpass/ramp. Those trees get 40′ tall and 20′ wide.

    • WSB November 5, 2016 (3:05 pm)

      They were working with an adviser from Forterra and also I believe Seattle ReLeaf.

  • Don Brubeck November 5, 2016 (5:32 pm)

    AA :  Good concern.  Alicia from Forterra talked specifically about that height x width for the cedars, and spaced them for their maximum mature size.  

  • JIm November 5, 2016 (5:55 pm)

    That first picture is a little deceiving.  The trees were planted with a little offset away from the overpass/ramp.

  • SaraB November 7, 2016 (11:22 am)

    Great work, dedicated volunteers!  We drove past, in the pouring rain.  I commented that those were some amazing people out there planting trees.  THANK YOU!

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