Ride, run, drive in Fairmount Ravine? Help!

(Photo from 2018 cleanup)

If you use Fairmount Ravine (map), you get a special invitation to help with the 27th annual cleanup. Here’s the announcement:

The Fairmount Ravine Preservation Group will sponsor the 27th Annual Spring Cleanup and Reforestation of Fairmount Ravine, Saturday, April 6th at 8:30 am. Meet at top of ravine (Forest St. and Fairmount Ave.) by 8:15.

As in past years, this year’s cleanup will focus on removing garbage from homeless encampment under the bridge, removing ivy from trees in the ravine, and cleaning sidewalks on the Admiral Bridge. Wear boots and gloves. Bring a pruning saw and/or large loppers if interested in removing ivy from trees in the ravine. Bring a flat shovel and push broom if desire to clean the bridge sidewalks. Refreshments will be provided. We extend a special invitation to those who use the ravine to access the waterfront. All we ask is that you donate a couple of hours of your time to keep this greenbelt clean, healthy and natural.

More info – call Matt at 206 747-4167 or email at mattalgieri@yahoo.com.

The report we published last year includes links to reports on previous cleanups going back more than a decade.

5 Replies to "Ride, run, drive in Fairmount Ravine? Help!"

  • West Seattle Hipster March 19, 2019 (1:27 pm)

    Since the article states that some of the trash removed will be from the homeless encampment, it would be great to see some of the local homeless community pitch in and volunteer for this event.

    • Rabbit March 19, 2019 (3:19 pm)

      Good luck with that idea. It would be considered inhumane in Seattle. 

      • West Seattle Hipster March 19, 2019 (4:12 pm)

        Agreed.  One can only hope that people would want to give back.

  • Kate March 19, 2019 (7:33 pm)

    Thanks to Matt and other for organizing this clean up! Hope to be able to join the group again this year. 

  • Admiral Dad March 20, 2019 (6:53 am)

    My daughter has always wanted to help with the ivy removal so we will be there.I am curious if we can get anyone from the SDOT or Parks Department there to help repair the broken fencing on the NW corner by the dentist office.  The homeless have ripped off its support so they can slide under it easily.

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