Two of West Seattle’s green spaces are in better shape this week than they were last, thanks to work parties with extra volunteer help. First, the photo above from last Saturday was shared by Mike Arizona, volunteer steward for the Delridge Natural Area across from the Chief Sealth High School/Boren campus:
The event was attended by 13 volunteers, all from www.Onlineshoes.com. This was the second time in the past year the kind folks from Onlineshoes reached out to me and asked to set up an event with their employees. We cleared about 2300 square feet of the park of non-native plants (ivy, blackberry, holly), picked up trash and put down a layer of mulch on 1400 square feet. This area is now all ready to be planted with native trees and plants this fall.
The restoration of this site is part of the Green Seattle Partnership project (greenseattle.org) whose goal is to restore all 2500 acres of Seattle’s urban forest parkland. Another great website to get information is www.longfellowcreek.org. The next volunteer work party is June 27 from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information contact Mike Arizona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And last Friday, an even-bigger group of volunteers – workers from outdoor-industry businesses that belong to the Conservation Alliance — worked in Lincoln Park:
Krissy Moehl says almost 100 volunteers were there, with help from the Cascade Land Conservancy and Green Seattle, as a Backyard Collective project from the alliance’s ConservationNEXT. Look for a wrapup soon at conservationnext.com/blog.