Midway through the first “Keep Seattle Beautiful” cleanup – offshoot of the campaign whose founder Mike Merta wrote an open letter, published here – we caught up with King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, who was with other volunteers along the Olson Place/1st Avenue South hill between Highway 509 and the West Seattle/White Center line (cleanup participants fanned out after meeting up at Waste Management, a short distance north).
McDermott later noted on his Facebook page that the cleanup had netted “six yards of trash” even before it officially ended at 2 pm.
Meantime, Admiral Neighborhood Association president Katy Walum reported that one of the biggest Adopt-A-Street turnouts in some time, 21 people, showed up to join ANA’s cleanup this morning – we’ll update this with any more aftermath information we find.
And we’re also waiting to hear from the Fairmount Ravine cleanup team, who were scheduled to head out for their annual event this morning, not just cleaning up the much-traveled canyon, but also helping save its forest by removing ivy and other invasives. Congratulations to everyone who’s out there making our area a cleaner and better place! Keep an eye on the WSB West Seattle Events calendar for news of future cleanups (we usually announce them here on the main page too, along with one last reminder on the morning of an event).