New West Seattle trees, with Nobel cachet

The WSB photo/video crew is just back from the tree planting at Pelly Place held today in connection with Earth Summit II at Chief Sealth HS. First photo shows Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Maathai assisting students with the tree planting:


The photo below shows Gatewood Elementary students who read a poem at the event. Others in attendance included King County Councilmember Dow Constantine; no mayor sightings — he is in Eastern Washington today. We will post video from the Pelly Place event later.


3 Replies to "New West Seattle trees, with Nobel cachet"

  • Forest September 19, 2007 (2:39 pm)

    Where in West Seattle is Pelly Place exactly? I am not familiar with it even though I’m a Sealth graduate.

  • WSB September 19, 2007 (3:08 pm)

    Good question; it’s fairly well-hidden, in a neighborhood a little ways northeast of Lowman Beach. Here’s a map.

  • The Velvet Bulldog September 19, 2007 (3:22 pm)

    I will be going to see Ms. Maathai speak at Benaroya Hall this evening. If you see a lone figure planting trees along the road in the rain, you’ll know it was inspiring.

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