Park party with music: Nature Consortium commemorates Dow Constantine’s birthday and your volunteerism

November 10, 2012 6:47 pm
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Next Thursday, if you can spare a few midday hours, you’re invited to a party of sorts – a work party and birthday commemoration in honor of West Seattle’s highest-ranking elected official. Monica Thomas from the WS-headquartered Nature Consortium explains:

Nature Consortium will once again celebrate (County Executive) Dow Constantine’s birthday by restoring his favorite park. Join us on Thursday, November 15, 10 am-2 pm, at College Street Ravine in West Seattle for a Nature Consortium-style birthday party complete with live music by Dan Pearson.

Dow Constantine is a West Seattle local who got involved in politics through his environmental work with the Friends of the College Street Ravine many years ago. Before becoming King County Executive, Dow worked with his local community to save the 5 acre green space from threats of development. It’s a story that we at Nature Consortium can relate to. (Check out the full story here.)

So to celebrate Dow’s environmental leadership, we’re throwing a party NatureC-style. There will be music, the outdoors, great community, and maybe a few party hats. Rather than giving gifts, we’re giving back. Sometimes that’s the best gift of all.

When Dow took office as County Exec, he asked Nature Consortium to continue the work he started at College Street Ravine. We’re calling on the West Seattle community, especially our neighbors in North Admiral and Alki, to help us fulfill his wish. With enough volunteers, we can clear invasive plants that have encroached on the park and start replanting the next generation of trees and shrubs.

Since 2010, we’ve been celebrating Dow’s birthday, and sometimes half-birthday, this way – with music and community service. In addition to Dow’s birthday, join us at College Street Ravine on the first Tuesday of every month. To sign up to volunteer, visit

Want to have your birthday party with Nature Consortium? We’ll provide the eco-volunteering fun and live music, you bring the cake. Contact to learn more.

Here’s our coverage of last year’s November 15th party.

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