West Seattle weekend scene: Annual cleanup at Fairmount Ravine

Snow? What snow? A few flakes didn’t stop 15 hardy people from volunteering their time this morning for the annual — every year since 1993! — cleanup of Fairmount Ravine, which runs along Fairmount Avenue, including under the Admiral Way bridge. John Lang told WSB they were glad to find less trash this year, and not surprised to find a whole lot of spray-paint cans. (You can see some of the paint vandals’ handiwork in our photos from last year’s cleanup.) They’re also working to clear invasives like ivy from the big trees along the slope.

If you look really closely – that blue jacket is being worn by one of the volunteers who was all the way up the slope under the bridge when we stopped by. Tully’s and Admiral Safeway donated coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts. (Congrats also to everyone who volunteered in today’s other work parties, including Lincoln Park and Camp Long; we include work parties in the West Seattle Weekend Lineup every week – they’re usually on Saturday mornings/middays and a great way to kick off the weekend.)

2 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scene: Annual cleanup at Fairmount Ravine"

  • KSJ March 7, 2009 (6:03 pm)

    Kicking myself for missing these today, I was inside all day and could have used the fresh air and exercise. Note to self: check the weekend event listings!

    Thanks for everyone who turned out to help make West Seattle a better place!

  • JJ March 8, 2009 (11:50 pm)

    Thanks to those who participated. This ravine is in some serious need for ivy control. Is there anyone spearheading the Fairmount ravine work parties? Can you share a website or listserv that could be checked or subscribed to for future cleanup and vegetation control in this ravine?

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