West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Apr
27
Sat
2013
Arbor Heights Elementary Spring Clean-Up @ Arbor Heights Elementary School
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join the Arbor Heights Elementary Community for our annual Spring Clean-up!

Grab your gardening gloves and any gardening tools/equipment you have (or use what is provided) and come on down to school Saturday morning to help beautify our school grounds. Can’t stay the entire time? That’s OK. Just stop by anytime between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Every pair of helping hands will make a difference and your help will be greatly appreciated!*

Date: April 27th (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Arbor Heights Elementary

Rain or Shine

Families, Friends, Neighbors, Community Members, etc… are ALL welcome to participate!

May
4
Sat
2013
Family Matters event: Family Hike at Camp Long
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The next Family Matters event will focus on staying active together in the outdoors. The naturalist-led family hike at Camp Long will be Saturday, May 4th, starting at 10 am.

Family Matters is a free series organized by the Fauntleroy YMCA, Fauntleroy Church, Little Pilgrim School, and the Fauntleroy Children’s Center to benefit all area families.

May
7
Tue
2013
Lance David Memorial Ride @ Seacrest Park
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

From West Seattle Bike Connections:

On Wednesday, May 1st, the first hours of Bike to Work Month witnessed tragedy. Lance David, a 54 year old cyclist, friend, father, and husband, was killed in a collision with a truck on East Marginal Way.

Please join us and Seattle Greenways for a short memorial bike ride starting on Tuesday, May 7th at 5:30 pm, where we’ll have a chance to gather as a community in memory of Lance and all the others who have tragically lost their lives on the streets of our city.

Where: Meet at the Seacrest Park (1660 Harbor Ave SW)

When: Tuesday, May 7th, 5:30 PM

Why: Along with Seattle Greenways, we want to ensure our community supports safe, healthy, livable streets. This segment of the daily commute for many people going to and from West Seattle by bike can be hazardous. We want to learn from this tragedy and make the commute better for West Seattle, and make streets safer all over Seattle. We want streets that allow predictable safe behavior and allow us to look out for each other.

Route: The ride will be a relaxed, flat 3.2 miles, entirely on separated bike paths (the Alki bike path and West Seattle Bridge path) from the meeting location to the site of Wednesday’s crash.

May
18
Sat
2013
Fight graffiti vandalism: Join local cleanup! @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join a community cleanup this Saturday to paint out graffiti/tagging vandalism in the Delridge area (and if you don’t feel like painting, trash-pickup help is needed in the area too). Meet at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center at 10 am Saturday (May 18th). This is the start of a graffiti-fighting campaign that organizers expect will also eventually include mural-painting to protect and beautify targeted areas. Questions? Contact David Bestock at Youngstown, david@youngstownarts.org or 206-935-2999.

Owl Prowl at Lincoln Park
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Seattle Parks and Recreation:

Whoo prowls the park after dark? YOU do… in search of resident and migrant owl species. We’ll search Lincoln Park for owls up close in their habitat. We’ll also dissect owl pellets to piece together a food chain puzzle. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Please meet at the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.

$9 per person
Registration required
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discover@seattle.gov

Jun
5
Wed
2013
After School with the Snakes, Beetles and Butterflies of Camp Long
Jun 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures
offers: “After School with the Snakes, Beetles and Butterflies of Camp Long”.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 3:30–5:00 pm. Come on an after-school adventure with Stewart looking for the snakes, beetles and butterflies of Camp Long! Learn about their habitat needs and how we might make life a bit easier for them. Handle some of the creatures we are lucky enough to catch and release. With Stewart there will be no end of information and enthusiasm to share with both the kids and the adults that come with them.

$10 per person – Contact Stewart if possible with number of adults or kids in your party: ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land-line / answering machine) to help determine if I should add sessions.

Meet in front of Camp Long’s Lodge building at the entrance. Lighter showers may stop butterflies from flying, but they won’t stop us, but if it’s raining hard, or winds are strong, check website or my outgoing message for potential cancellation. All ages and knowledge levels welcome!

Jul
13
Sat
2013
Chief Sealth All School Reunion @ Chief Sealth International High School
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friends of Sealth will be hosting an all school reunion Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 2 pm-5 pm at Chief Sealth International High School. All alumni, and alumni staff are invited to attend. Our event begins in the Commons (near the main office) and our schedule will include a short program, walking tours of the campus, and an opportunity to connect with classmates. Please visit our website www.friendsofsealth.org
or “like” Friends of Sealth on facebook.

Jul
21
Sun
2013
Beach Drive/water cleanup work party @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

“Combine a Low Tide beach walk with doing some good for the environment! Do you own a Kayak? Here is a great excuse to get it out on the water!”

9-11 am Sunday (July 21), Puget Soundkeeper Alliance will be teaming up with Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering to clean up any fireworks debris found following a private celebration on the 20th. They are looking for help from kayak AND shore-patrol volunteers, and will be removing “summertime trash” along the way. It starts at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook (4503 Beach Drive SW). Just show up – with or without a kayak; Puget Soundkeeper Alliance will be providing staff, trash grabbers, and bags; Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes will have pastries, coffee, and fruit for volunteers.

Without a cleanup effort, fireworks debris can become waterlogged and find its way into the delicate nearshore ecosystem. Fireworks debris contains potentially harmful residue that can be toxic to marine life.

Volunteers will be able to remove “summertime” trash as well. “We are asking everyone to help keep our beaches clean because it’s kind of a big deal!” says Laura James, Communications Coordinator for Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, ” There is an UNDERWATER garbage patch growing off the shores of West Seattle and it’s time to do what we can to be part of the SOLUTION.” James adds “If you can’t be a part of this cleanup, please check our website www.pugetsoundkeeper.org for future opportunities. ”

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance’s mission is to protect and preserve Puget Sound by monitoring, cleaning up and preventing pollutants from entering its waters.

Jul
26
Fri
2013
LOVE PARKS Day workparty @ Lincoln Park
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From EarthCorps:

Calling all volunteers! Let us show you our appreciation on LOVE PARKS Day, Friday, July 26, at Lincoln Park in West Seattle.

LOVE PARKS Day is an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and spend a summer Friday working with other rock star volunteers. The event is sponsored by REI and Seattle Parks Foundation, and is being organized by EarthCorps.

Lunch, outdoor yoga, water bottles, and t-shirts will be provided for all volunteers. Come out to Lincoln Park on Friday, July 26, from 10 AM until 2 PM for a fun volunteer experience.

To register:

http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

Aug
3
Sat
2013
“Sentinels of the Sound” Beach Cleanup @ Alki Beach
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Sentinels of the Sound” beach cleanup in honor of seal pup Sandy

Make a difference and join us to remove litter from Alki Beach on Saturday, August 3rd. Seal Sitters’ Year of the Seal: Sentinels of the Sound project is intended to raise awareness of the impact that humans have on our fragile marine ecosystem (to follow progress of our YOS project on blubberblog, click here).

Harbor Seals (who do not migrate and are year-round residents) and orcas, both animals at the top of the food chain, are especially hard hit by pollutants from storm runoff and microplastics which are stored in their blubber. A 2005 study showed that harbor seals of South Puget Sound were 7 times more contaminated with PCBs than those of Canada’s Georgia Strait. The orcas of Puget Sound are the most contaminated marine mammals in the world.

All marine life is endangered by marine debris and pollution. Many, many thousands of marine animals and sea birds die each year from derelict fishing gear, marine debris and pollution. They are entangled and drowned by nets and gear. Strangled and contaminated by plastics.

This year’s beach cleanup events will once again be in honor of seal pup Sandy who was rescued from a West Seattle beach in August of 2011, rehabilitated at PAWS Wildlife Center, and then released back to the wild in January of 2012. Sandy was fitted with a satellite tag (glued to her fur which would be shed when she molted) to monitor her success in the wild and provide valuable data to biologists about foraging patterns of rehabilitated seals. Sixty-six days later, Sandy was found dead, entangled in derelict fishing line off the Edmonds Pier. Read more about Sandy.

Sandy has truly put a face on pollution. Trash on the beach becomes treacherous in the water. You can make a difference! Help keep our beaches clean and our wildlife safe. We would also like to honor the memory of the Arroyos gray whale who stranded and died in 2010. The necropsy revealed that there was no food in the thin juvenile male’s stomach – only human trash.

Seal Sitters, along with co-sponsors Alki Community Council and Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, will hold a cleanup of West Seattle’s Alki Beach on Saturday, August 3rd from 9 am to noon. We will assemble at Alki’s Statue of Liberty Plaza (62st Ave SW and Alki Ave SW). Please RSVP (sealsitters@me.com) for this event so we have enough bags and equipment on hand.

Aug
14
Wed
2013
Memorial Party for Lawrence “Larry” Keller @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our friend Lawrence “Larry” Keller passed away on July 26th doing what he loved, he passed away riding one of his motorcycles. Larry’s friends and I are having a party in his honor on August 14 at 6:00, at The Yen Wor Village. If you knew Larry, or you are a motorcycle rider, etc, please attend and say hi or share a story or two. I’m sure Larry would have wanted a fun little party in his memory. Thank you and we hope to see you.

Sincerely,
Guy Olson
Glocson@gmail.com

Aug
17
Sat
2013
6th Annual Craig Wilkerson Golf Tournament benefits Make-a-Wish Foundation @ Jefferson Golf Course
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Since 1995, The West Seattle Eagles Ladies Auxiliary has raised over $95,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington by holding various fundraisers. At three years of age and suffering from a brain tumor, Craig Wilkerson was granted his “wish” to drive a race car. He passed away shortly after his “wish” was granted, spurring his Grandmother, Past Madam President Mary Lou Wilkerson, to start raising funds for the program. Now in it’s 16th year, the Craig Wilkerson Golf Tournament, is our largest fundraiser of the year.

The tournament is open to everyone and will be held at Jefferson Golf Course Saturday, August 17th. Scramble format, tee time 10 am. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes. Men’s, Woman’s and Mixed. Optional side bets available.

Cost is $80 per golfer, if preregistered and paid by August 1. After August 1, cost is $85 per golfer. Deadline for entry is August 10. Entry fee includes dinner at the West Seattle Eagles after the tournament. We will also be holding a live and silent auction and have entertainment to follow dinner.

To Register: Click here to see jpeg of entry form that you can print, fill out and return to the West Seattle Eagles Auxiliary.

Aug
24
Sat
2013
Dragonflies, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes and Spiders of Camp Long
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday, August 24th, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:
Dragonflies, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes and Spiders of Camp Long:

The dragonflies now fill the skies and butterflies are flying. We’ll chase, and hopefully catch a few and maybe they will perch on a finger before flying off. We’ll also see if we can find any of the salamanders and snakes that still survive there! The webs of spiders are now
prominent and those who dare can handle them too as we learn about them!

Call or e-mail Stewart to reserve a spot ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225. Though the primary target audience for this program will be kids, all adults who attend will be guaranteed to have fun too and learn new and fascinating bits about nature! We’ll meet in front of the Lodge building by the Camp Long entrance.

$10 per person.

Sep
20
Fri
2013
United Way’s Day of Caring – Duwamish greenbelt work party
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Calling all forest habitat heroes! Join Nature Consortium on September 20th, 10 am to 2 pm for a special volunteer event as part of United Way’s Day of Caring. Every year, United Way matches local companies with opportunities to give back to their communities. Spend your Day of Caring with us and help restore important habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest, the West Duwamish Greenbelt.

Volunteers will help remove invasive weeds to prepare the area for planting on Green Seattle Day November 2nd. Tools, gloves, training, and live music will be provided. Individuals can sign up directly on our website <http://www.naturec.org/volunteer/> – corporate groups and groups of 10 or more should email Lili Allala at lili@naturec.org to register.

Bonus: Donate to Nature Consortium during Day of Caring and Jack Johnson will match your gift, up to a total of $2,500. And if your employer matches your giving, you can even triple your gift to support local habitat.

See you in the woods!

Sep
21
Sat
2013
‘Walking on Logs’ landscaping cleanup work party
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Walking on Logs Landscape Group is looking for volunteers to help with a clean up of the Walking on Logs site on Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 am to 1 pm.

Love the Walking on Logs statues and love seeing them dressed up? Then please consider giving a few hours of your time to upkeep of the site.

The Walking on Logs Landscape Group is looking for volunteers to help with a clean up of the Walking on Logs site on Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We will be weed whacking, hand weeding and picking up trash. Volunteers should wear good shoes (parts of the site may be muddy) and bring their own gloves if possible, although we will have some gloves on site. If you can bring your own small hand tools, it would be appreciated. Water and snacks will be provided.

We will meet at 9:00 am at the gate on Fauntleroy Way SW near the intersection of SW Andover Street. The gate is a bit north of the crosswalk that goes over the highway. A sign will be posted marking the gate. If you need further information please contact Nancy at
nldriver@q.com. Hope to see you there and we particularly hope to see volunteers from the various groups that make use of the site. Thanks.

Sep
28
Sat
2013
WSHS autumnal work party
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Greetings West Side Friends! You are invited to welcome autumn’s arrival with a September work party. We will tend beds in the parking lot and near the California Ave entrance with the help of a SPU City Quest team.

Please join us in beautifying our school!

Saturday, Sept 28th 10 am to 2:30 pm

Meet in the parking lot (near the building)

Tools, gloves and mulch are provided by Seattle Public Schools

Oct
6
Sun
2013
What’s Aloft at Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This program is all about the wind. See what migrants the fall gales bring to Lincoln Park beaches. Learn a bit about bird anatomy and flight. Then make your own flying machine. All kite building supplies provided. This program is for adults and families with children 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost $5 per person

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 1 – 2:30 pm
Lincoln Park (Please meet for this program at the kiosk in the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Registration is required: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
12
Sat
2013
Genesee Hill School garden cleanup @ Genesee Hill School, north side
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Final Garden Cleanup at the Existing Genesee Hill School

Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Where: North Playground

This will be the VERY LAST work party to tidy up the Genesee Hill School property for the winter before the district begins the demolition and construction process for the new school. Come on out and join your neighbors for this work party–and please bring your own tools!

‘Reflections on A Restored Peat Fen’ @ Roxhill Park
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Reflections on A Restored Peat Fen, Seattle
Leader: Scott Blackstock, Roxhill Park Forest Steward
Saturday, October 12, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Join Roxhill Park’s steward, Scott Blackstock, in reflection on this urban natural area at the headwaters of Longfellow Creek years after a massive restoration project. In 1999 community volunteers began the conversion of a soggy park lawn to a restored ‘bog’. In an 8 year period hundreds of volunteers spent thousands of hours planting over 300 species of native plants creating a fen, meadow and woodland. At this natural area you can find some rare and interesting species. In autumn see the leaf and berry coloration of highbush cranberry, the leaf structure of scouler’s corydalis, seed heads of slough sedge, and smell the late season aroma of sweet gale. See if you can identify bog rosemary by remaining leaves and seeds, and bog birch by slow growth.See if the leaf’s orange underside changes on labrador tea, if the flat petiole of quaking aspen is loosening from the branch, if the needles of western larch are starting to fall, or if there are any remaining signs of camas. Check out Starflower Foundation’s report on what plants were originally planted, and which were still there in 2007: http://www.wnps.org/restoration/documents/RH/RH_Stewardship.pdf. Feel free to print out the plant lists to see how plant communities have evolved.

Questions and sign up: Scott Blackstock,, 206-938-2114, scottie1039@aol.com

Oct
18
Fri
2013
Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm
For ages 8 and older

Experience Lincoln Park from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes the park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes, and please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #108473 at www.seattle.gov/parks. $5 per person.

Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience Seattle parks from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes a park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Registration is required: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
19
Sat
2013
Fall Forest Walk at Lincoln Park
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm
Ages 6 and older
Free!

Not sure what that plant is? Have some fun in the forest this fall by finding out about fantastic native plants! Walk the trails of Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and see the woods in a whole new light. Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. This program is designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #105061 at www.seattle.gov/parks. Free.

Fall Forest Walk at Lincoln Park
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Not sure what that plant is? Have some fun in the forest this fall by finding out about fantastic native plants! Walk the trails of Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and see the woods in a whole new light. Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. This program is designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free!

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Register: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
26
Sat
2013
Historic tree planting workparty @ Lincoln Park (north lot)
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Seattle Parks staff at Lincoln Park will host an Arbor Day volunteer tree planting on Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 am – noon, to line more of Fauntleroy Way SW with green. If you can carry, dig, and/or mulch, join the fun to plant 26 street trees that will grace the neighborhood for generations. Adults and older children with parents are invited to be part of history.

Muster at the north parking lot, near where the grand maple used to be. Tools, gloves, and refreshments provided.

Register at www.surveymonkey.com/s/arborday. Contact: deborah.brown@seattle.gov or
206-386-1688.

Make a Difference Day with Nature Consortium
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Join Nature Consortium on October 26th for a special volunteer event as part of Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Meet new friends and help restore important habitat in Seattle’s largest
remaining forest. Volunteers will remove invasive weeds, plant native trees and shrubs, and spread weed-stopping mulch. Tools, gloves, training, and live music will be provided.

Individuals can sign up today on our website www.naturec.org/volunteer/ – corporate groups and groups of 10 or more should email Lili Allala at lili@naturec.org to register. See you in the woods!

Nov
2
Sat
2013
‘Green Seattle Day’ Duwamish greenbelt volunteer workparty
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Calling all forest habitat heroes! Join Nature Consortium on November 2nd for a special volunteer event as part of Green Seattle Day. Meet new friends and help restore important habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Without a coordinated effort, Seattle is at risk of losing 70% of its forests in just 20 years. Green Seattle Day is a celebration of Seattle’s 2500 acres of forested parks and the committed neighbors who care for them. The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the hub site for this event.

Volunteers will remove invasive weeds, plant native trees and shrubs, and spread weed-stopping mulch. Tools, gloves, training, and live music will be provided. Individuals can sign up today on our website www.naturec.org/volunteer/ – corporate groups and groups of 10 or more
should email Lili Allala at lili@naturec.org to register. See you in the woods!

Nov
10
Sun
2013
Roxhill Bog work party
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want to help keep Roxhill’s natural area healthy while learning about our region’s native plants and having fun with your neighbors?

Join Roxhill’s work party. Plant amazing native plants.
Sunday, November 10th – 9 am to noon.

Wear sturdy clothes. We’ll supply the tools & gloves.
Contact _scottie1039@aol.com_with any questions.

Nov
16
Sat
2013
Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk
When: Saturday, November 16th, 10 am to noon
Where: Meet at corner of 26th Ave SW and SW Yancy Street (1 block west of Delridge, 1 block south of Andover) – Bus stop at Delridge & Andover for Metro Routes 50, 120, and 125; nearby signs/trees for locking up bikes, parking available along 26th Ave SW and SW Andover Street.

What: Join Sustainable West Seattle for an urban hike through one of Seattle’s most beautiful watershed environments. You are invited on a hike through one of Seattle’s most beautiful watershed environments – Longfellow Creek. This walk will demonstrate how Seattle residents’ everyday activities can impact the natural environment in their own backyards, and what everyone can do to help preserve the health of our urban watersheds. Feet First Walking Ambassadors Bryan Fiedorczyk and Timothy Lowry will lead an urban hike through the Longfellow Creek Watershed. The creek drains almost 3000 acres of West Seattle and is one of only four waterways left in Seattle that flows freely year-round. This family-friendly walk is estimated to be between 2 to 3 miles at a slow to moderate pace.

While walking the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, you will see wetlands, native meadows, conifer forests, a beaver dam and large-scale public art installations. Along the trail there will be examples of areas highly modified by development, the effects of runoff from rain and stormwater, restoration efforts, and sites featuring low impact development and green infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens.

We’ll start at trailhead northeast of Dragonfly Pavilion and follow the trail south across the Salmon Bone bridge, and down 26th Ave SW past Greg Davis Park and the Brandon Street Natural Area (King Conservation District highlights of restoration/volunteer efforts) towards the Delridge Natural Area (Delridge & Graham). We’ll turn around after about an hour of walking – at Juneau, we’ll follow 25th Ave SW north past a cluster of residential rain gardens near Brandon through Delridge Playfield and back along the trail to the starting point.

The Watershed Walk is co-sponsored by Sustainable West Seattle and the King Conservation District. More details here.

Nov
17
Sun
2013
NDNC bike path cleanup work party @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An invite from the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

Hello North Delridge Neighbors-
Please join us this Sunday, November 17th, from 10 am–12 pm to clean up the bike/pedestrian path across from the Skylark café that is filled with fallen leaves. We will meet at the Skylark café (3803 Delridge Way SW) where bags and gloves will be provided. If you have safety cones and/or rakes that you can bring, please do!

Fallen leaves at this time of year can make bike/pedestrian paths slippery and clog up storm drains. Even if you are unable to join us this Sunday, please clean the sidewalks and storm drains around your home if you’re able. All of us working together can make a visible difference in our neighborhood!

Hope to see you there!

Nov
23
Sat
2013
Sanislo Wetlands restoration work party
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This Saturday is our last workparty of the year (resuming in January) and a chance to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving. We’re planting ferns along the trail as a native backdrop to herbaceous diversity – trillium, False Solomon’s Seal, bleeding heart – to support environmental education. If we finish planting, we can continue on great progress removing the ivy patch and mulching bare soil.

Date: Saturday Nov 23, 2013 (4th Saturday of every month except December)

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Join for an hour or all day)

Where: Sanislo School Wetland; 1812 SW Myrtle, Seattle, WA 98106.
Between South Seattle Community College and Home Depot on Delridge SW in
West Seattle (Bus # 125, 120, or 128). Meet at front of school.

What to bring: We have gloves and tools (write your name on any personal tools). Wear long sleeves/pants, closed-toed shoes/boots, hat/rain/sun protection. Bring personal food/water/bottle. Snacks and water provided.

Steve Richmond (206) 650-9807 for info;
http://pugetcreekwatershedalliance.org

Evergreens Walk at Lincoln Park
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 1–3 pm
Ages 6 and older
Free!

Chase away the gray by celebrating the changing seasons! Walk the trails at Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and learn to identify some of the trees and shrubs that color our winter wonderland. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free; pre-registration requested by calling 206-386-4237 or signing up for course #105050 at https://class.seattle.gov/parks/. Dress for the weather and meet at the North Parking Lot.

Register for #105050 at www.seattle.gov/parks. Free.

Dec
12
Thu
2013
Dignity Memorial: Honoring Joshua Thomas Waleryszak @ Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joshua Thomas Waleryszak, organ donor, is being honored by Dignity Memorial with a floragraph, which will be presented on the Donate Life float entry in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

You are invited to join us to hear Joshua’s story and celebrate his gift as the Waleryszak family gathers to complete the final touches to his floragraph before it is returned to Pasadena.

WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2013
TIME 5–7 pm
WHERE: Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

Please RSVP to Hank Kerns at 206-932-0050 or email Hank.Kerns@DignityMemorial.com

Dec
15
Sun
2013
Kenyon St Right-Of-Way Beautification work party
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A small informal group called the Highland Park Neighbors have just received a Small Sparks grant for the “Kenyon St Right-Of-Way Beautification Project.” The $1000 grant from the City of Seattle/Department of Neighborhoods will be used to purchase plants for the space which has been an on-going restoration project for just under two years. The sloped area which is used locally by students and bus riders willing to climb/descend the steep “social trail” is partially planted and mostly mulched. Most of the grant will go towards purchasing native bare-root plant stock to be planted in the spring.

The first official work party will be this Sunday between 12 pm and 3 pm – the Kenyon St. right-of-way is located between 14th Ave SW and 15th Ave SW. There are 10 yards of mulch to move via 5 gallon buckets. If you would like to join the fun, please bring some gloves.

Dec
20
Fri
2013
Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, December 20, 2013, 7–9 pm
For ages 8 and older

Experience Lincoln Park from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes the park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes, and please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #108474 at www.seattle.gov/parks. $5 per person.

Dec
21
Sat
2013
2nd Annual Cottage Grove Solstice Parade @ Greg Davis Park
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come join Captain Snowball and WinterFly as we welcome the start of Winter and the dawning of the days with increasing light!

This celebration is a 30 minute illuminated walk along the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trails.

What: 2nd Annual Cottage Grove Solstice Parade
When: Winter Solstice, Saturday, December 21 at 6:30 pm
Where: Greg Davis Park (26th Ave. SW & Brandon Street SW)

What to bring: For the Solstice Parade, you are invited to wear an outfit or costume illuminated by lights, or just bring a lantern or flashlight to carry along the path. Some musical instruments to merry the walk would be delightful!

We had a great time last year. Here’s a video from last year featured on the West Seattle Blog:

https://westseattleblog.com/2012/12/video-first-ever-cottage-grove-solstice-parade-delridge/

Hope you can join us. We’d love to see you there!

Jan
20
Mon
2014
MLK Weekend of service – West Duwamish Greenbelt work party #2
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, join Nature Consortium for a weekend of service in Seattle’s largest remaining forest, the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Dr. King recognized the link between the health of our environment and the health of our communities. Join us on Monday, January 20th as part of an ongoing effort to restore the greenbelt back to health. We’ll plant trees and shrubs, remove invasive weeds, and help protect the forest for the future.

Nature Consortium will provide the tools, gloves, and training – plus coffee, tea, snacks, live music, and more information about how you can help continue Dr. King’s legacy in the environmental movement. This is a fun and family friendly event for all!

Sign up today www.naturec.org.

Jan
25
Sat
2014
Evergreens Walk @ Lincoln Park
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 1–3 pm
Chase away the gray by celebrating the changing seasons! Walk the trails in Lincoln Park with a naturalist and learn to identify some of the trees and shrubs that color our winter wonderland. All children must be accompained by an adult.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Please meet at the kiosk in the parking lot on Fauntleroy Ave, north of the beach parking lot.

Feb
9
Sun
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Alki Bathhouse
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ll meet at the Alki Bathhouse and walk to Richey Viewpoint, for about 1.5 miles of walking. We will concentrate on our wintering seabirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Grebes, Bufflehead, Mergansers, Brant, Harlequin Duck, Bald Eagle.

Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Alki Beach
Sunday, February 9, 2014
11:00 am

Web Link:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Mar
1
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Roxhill Park native plant work party
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join in planting 200 native plants at Roxhill Park!
Saturday, March 1st, noon – 3 pm
Led by Washington Native Plant Society, Roxhill Team

What to Bring: Sturdy shoes and rain gear in case it is wet. We provide gloves and tools.

Where to Meet: Kiosk at Roxhill Park, SW Barton Street and 29th Avenue SW.

Sign up: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/4481/

Contact: Doug Gresham, doug@greshamenvironmental.com

**

Roxhill Bog is one of few Seattle Parks you can find Labrador Tea (Ledum groenlandicum). One of this shrub’s most interesting aspects is the dense reddish-orange tangled pubescence on the undersides of the revolute-margined leaves. Some botanists now consider this species to be in the genus Rhododendron.

Owl Hoot @ Camp Long
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 6–8 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Mar
15
Sat
2014
Salamander Search @ Camp Long
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 15, 2013, 3–5 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: FREE

Overcome those wintertime blues by bundling up and getting outside. Learn the importance of those dark, dank, wet places by searching under logs and in the ponds for those beautiful, mysterious creatures – the salamanders. There are at least three different types found at Camp Long. Let’s challenge ourselves to find all of them. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov
Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

Mar
29
Sat
2014
The Whale Trail cleanup at Lincoln Park beach
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Details on The Whale Trail website calendar, 10:30-2 pm, from the south entrance to the Lincoln Park beach, to Point Williams.

Lincoln Park Spring Awakening Walk
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Lincoln Park Spring: Blooms, Migrants,Eagle & Owl Nesting, Butterflies
March 29, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Share in Stewart’s incredible nature knowledge & enthusiasm, as Lincoln Park’s natural community awakens! Trilliums & Violets blooming to Eagles & Owls nesting, migrants refueling, to early butterflies flying. Have the best time learning all one can in 2 hours. Suggested donation $15 adults, $10 kids. For a spot E-mail or call – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225. Meet at north parking lot kiosk (across from Rose Street). Drop-ins can check for space.

Apr
5
Sat
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Lincoln Park
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

We’ll meet at the south parking lot of Lincoln Park (the lot closest to the Fauntleroy Ferry terminal). There will be about 1-1.5 miles of walking and some hills. We’ll start off at the beach to look for remaining wintering seabirds, then head up into the forested area for songbirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Horned Grebe, Bufflehead, Cormorants, Mergansers, Song Sparrow, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Bewick’s Wren, Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Lincoln Park
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:00 am

Web Link:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Apr
11
Fri
2014
Voices of Spring: Chorus Frog and Owl Concert @ Camp Long
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30–9 pm
Where: Camp Long

Celebrate springtime nighttime earth music! Come to Camp Long and join a naturalist for an exploration of forest and pond in search of the music makers-frogs and owls. You may find yourself being part of the concert! This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

Apr
19
Sat
2014
Earth Day Beach Clean Up at Lincoln Park
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

From Seattle Parks and Recreation / Environmental Learning Center:


Celebrate the Earth by making a difference in the health of Puget Sound. Puget Sound beaches get trashed (literally) during the winter months. We need your help in cleaning them up. All needed supplies and safety instructions provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at the kiosk in the beach parking lot at Lincoln Park on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10 am–12:30 pm

Saturday Planting Day at HPIC
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the Highland Park Improvement Club:

The courtyard is almost done and planting day for the new gardens is coming this Saturday starting at 10 am. Blair Johnson, HPIC Board Member, will be leading a group of Boeing volunteers. If you are interested in joining the fun, contact Blair via email at blair_johnson@yahoo.com. There are 10 volunteer openings.

Apr
20
Sun
2014
Friends of Lincoln Park invasive plant removal work party
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday, April 20th, 9 am to noon Friends of Lincoln Park!
Join FLiP for a good green workout, helping restore our beautiful urban forest by removing invasive plants! Without our volunteer efforts, Lincoln Park would be an ivy and holly desert in not to many years! Meet at the kiosk in the north parking lot (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry and be ready to get dirty. Tools and gloves provided, or bring your favorites. Contact Eric Espenhorst 206 605 0137.

Apr
21
Mon
2014
Boston Solidarity Run
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Save the date and we will add more details soon: Monday April 21st 6:30 pm Boston Solidarity Run. We will run to remember what happened last year in Boston and to celebrate all those who will run this year. Oiselle will be onsite to help sponsor this event!!

Apr
26
Sat
2014
Earth Day Week Stairway Clean-up Event at Delridge and Myrtle
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Highland Park Greening Committee is hosting its first event on April 26th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Delridge and Myrtle stairway which connects South Delridge with Sanislo Elementary.

This event is supported by the Green Seattle Partnership, FeetFirst, and Seattle Stairways, and is part of a City wide cleanup effort. The focus for the Delridge and Myrtle event will be to remove invasive plants, pick up trash, and mulch existing native plants.

Join this event which will enhance the walk-ability of South Delridge and provide critical stewardship to the adjacent urban forest. Pre-registration is preferred at http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/5144/ where you can find more event information as well.

Thanks for supporting Seattle’s Urban Forests on Earth Day week!

All Earth Day Week WS Stairway Clean-up Locations
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Spring Clean a stairway in your neighborhood for Earth Week- Saturday 26th, 10 am–noon

West Seattle locations are:

Genesee— SW Hanford St and 46th Ave SW
Genesee— SW Genesee St and 49th Ave SW
Highland Park— SW Myrtle St and Delridge Way SW
North Delridge— SW Genesee St and Delridge Way SW
Alki— SW Carroll St and 58th Pl SW

Volunteer sign up at www.feetfirst.org/springclean

Tales Among the Trees @ Lincoln Park
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2–4 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the Earth by getting to know your community forest the old-fashioned way-through storytelling. Find out what it means to know a forest’s story. This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

Apr
27
Sun
2014
Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk @ Camp Long
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk
Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 2–4 pm.
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Get to know the plants and animals that live in urban forests! Learn native plant identification and uses for plants through the ages. Registration is required.

Audience Children, Teens
Language English

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Call 206-684-7454 or drop by the High Point Branch Library to sign up.

May
1
Thu
2014
Candlelight vigil for Stephen Jeffries, Jr. @ (see listing)
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The family of 40-year-old Stephen Jeffries, Jr. will have a candlelight vigil May 1st, which will be four months to the date of Stephen Jeffries, Jr.’s murder with no arrest. It will be held directly across the street from 9215 16th Ave SW, at 7:30 pm–8:30 pm.

May
3
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

May
4
Sun
2014
The History of Lincoln Park
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1–3 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Was Lincoln Park really named after Abraham Lincoln? Why does that restroom look like a spaceship for hobbits? And how did those California redwoods end up here? Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist on a walk through time, learning some of the history of West Seattle’s largest park. This program designed for ages 12 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Rain2River Walk – West Seattle @ Delridge Community Center
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition:

Join DRCC/TAG and partners on the upcoming Rain2River Walk and learn about grey and green infrastructure, sustainable practices, polluted runoff, RainWise Program, and other things you can do to keep the Duwamish River clean; all attendees will get a FREE ticket to go on a Rain2River Boat Tour at a later date.

Meet at the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, 98106) YOUNGSTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER (4408 Delridge Way SW) at 1:30 pm. There is parking and bathrooms. The walk will be at moderate to slow speed, and 2-3 miles long, and will conclude at 4 pm.

RSVP HERE.

This event is family and pet friendly! There will be free refreshments and snacks! This is an outdoor walking event, so please come prepared for rain or shine.

Date: May 4, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Venue Delridge Community Center
Organizer Anna Mines
Phone: (206) 427-1475
Email: anna@duwamishcleanup.org

May
10
Sat
2014
Birdwatching @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 8:30-10:30 am

Ages 6–100
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by birdwatching with a naturalist. Songbird migration is at its peak; learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels are invited and beginners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

May
15
Thu
2014
Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:


Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
Every Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$8 kids – $12 adults – suggested donation

Join Stewart for a weekly learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long, share in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm! We could find salamanders, owls, dragonflies, Sword Ferns and Bleeding Hearts! We’ll learn about their habitats and needs. All ages and knowledge levels will have a good time and learn something new. Meeting at the north end of the parking lot (the south end of the Lodge building). $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 (land). If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
16
Fri
2014
Full Moon in the Forest @ Lincoln Park
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday, May 16, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the earth by venturing into the forest when the moon is full. Experience Lincoln Park as a nocturnal animal. This program designed for those 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come prepared with warm clothes.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

May
20
Tue
2014
Tuesday Afternoon Lincoln Park Nature Hikes
May 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Tuesdays After School Lincoln Park Nature Hike Series
Every Tuesday afternoon – 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Join Stewart for a weekly afternoon nature learning and stewardship adventure at Lincoln Park, sharing in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm. We’ll see what’s flying, crawling, sprouting and blooming and check on the resident owls. All ages and knowledge levels will have fun while learning more. Meet at the northern of Lincoln’s 2 parking lots by the kiosk (across from SW Rose St, between SW Thistle St and SW Monroe St. (first lot S. of the 76 Station)

$8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (land) If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
23
Fri
2014
Tot Trek: Colors of the Rainbow @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Pre-registration required
Cost: $4 per person

Age 2-3
Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching for the animal homes in ponds, forests, and fields, Discover the colors of nature, and take a dip in the ponds to see what new life is springing up. Up to two children can be registered with one adult.

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

May
31
Sat
2014
SW Andover Bike Trail Makeover
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SW Andover Bike Trail Makeover
Saturday, May 31
9 am – 12 pm
Meet at the street end of Andover SW (just west of the intersection of the SW Andover St and 32nd Ave SW)

Join Tree Ambassadors in rejuvenating this well-used West Seattle trailside to improve safety for bike riders. We will work to remove overhanging blackberry vines and remove invasive trailside plants that are growing into the sidewalk. Tools, gloves, instruction and refreshments will be provided. Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty, and closed-toe shoes. Come prepared to work hard and make a BIG difference along the trail.

Learn more here:
www.seattle.gov/trees.

Jun
7
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Prehistoric plants of Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1–3 pm, join a naturalist for an exploration of Lincoln Park in search of ferns and other plants dinosaurs may have eaten. This program designed for ages 7 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Jun
21
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart after school for a first and third Saturday morning 10:30 am – noon learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long. Both adults and kids will learn and have fun. Suggested donation $8–$12 per person to keep the work going! Meeting north of the parking lot, south of the Lodge building. Reservations suggested too – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (still luddite land)”

Aug
9
Sat
2014
Camp Long upland forest restoration work party
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

On August 9th and August 23rd, 10 am-2 pm, join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue to restore the upland forest of Camp Long. Camp Long is one of Seattle’s best kept secrets.

EarthCorps provides tools, gloves, water, light refreshments, and site specific education and leadership. Please join us ready to learn something new and ready to get dirty!
Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

Located in West Seattle, this 68 acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb and learn about Seattle’s natural history. Volunteers will remove invasive plant species that are threatening the health of the forest, perform restoration site maintenance (weeding & mulching) and possibly plant native trees & shrubs during the planting season.

Aug
10
Sun
2014
Family Beach Safari at Me-Kwa-Mooks
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation:


Celebrate the Earth by learning more about Puget Sound. Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful-a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet. This program designed for ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park on:

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10 – 11:30 am

Aug
16
Sat
2014
EarthCorps volunteer event at Terminal 105 Park
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

EarthCorps volunteer event at Terminal 105 Park August 16th, 9 am-12 pm:

Join EarthCorps and the Port of Seattle as we restore this site along the Duwamish River. Terminal 105 restoration construction was completed in 1995; prior to that, the narrow property was used as driveway and parking lot. Now it is a Port of Seattle public access site with picnic tables, a hand boat launch, and a small natural area. Environmental stewardship activities began in 2000. EarthCorps is working with the Port of Seattle to remove additional invasive weeds along the main river channel and replace them with native plants.

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at
www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org with any questions.

Aug
23
Sat
2014
Camp Long upland forest restoration work party
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

On August 9th and August 23rd, 10 am-2 pm, join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue to restore the upland forest of Camp Long. Camp Long is one of Seattle’s best kept secrets.

EarthCorps provides tools, gloves, water, light refreshments, and site specific education and leadership. Please join us ready to learn something new and ready to get dirty!
Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

Located in West Seattle, this 68 acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb and learn about Seattle’s natural history. Volunteers will remove invasive plant species that are threatening the health of the forest, perform restoration site maintenance (weeding & mulching) and possibly plant native trees & shrubs during the planting season.

Sep
11
Thu
2014
Nature Walk: History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park, Seattle
Leader: Ken Shaw
Date: Thursday September 11th, 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm

This stream corridor of rare old growth forest has been stewarded by a community of volunteers for decades. At a time when Seattle is at risk of losing 70% of its canopy in the next 20 years, groups like these are vital to reversing this trend. Steward Ken Shaw will discuss his holistic restoration approach.

In addition to the common old growth trees, there are plenty of mature western yews (Taxus brevifolia). You can find a 2003 plant list here.

Interesting history of the park here.

Trail description: Irregular terrain, some brief steep trails, mostly flat loop trail.
Elevation gain 150 feet.

Where to meet: Admiral Way & SW Stevens at the kiosk.
What to bring: Dress suitable for weather, it will be darker and colder under the canopy. Flashlight optional.
Contact:Ken Shaw, 206-937-2718

Trip limit: 12 people.

Sep
20
Sat
2014
Boren school parking lot (work) party!
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

JOIN US FOR A PARKING LOT PARTY!

WHAT: Boren parking lot safety updates and site beautification! Projects include painting, unearthing a hidden sidewalk, adding new signage, and beautifying the grounds. We’ve got the supplies & tools – we just need your help to make it happen!

WHEN: September 20th from 8 am-12 pm – drop in any time! Rain cancels the event – rain date is September 27th.

WHO: You! Any STEM, Arbor Heights, Delridge Community member – anyone with a few hours they want to spend helping. Kids are welcome (but keep in mind there will be wet paint and we will be working right next to Delridge.)

WHERE: Boren parking lot (5950 Delridge Way) please park on Delridge because we will be painting in the parking lot.

Please note that Boren will be closed so there will be no access to the school bathrooms.

Questions day of: Robin 206-841-2901

Birds of Autumn @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:30–10:30 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $3 per person

Fall migration is beginning. Explore the forest and meadow for travelers as well as resident birds. Learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels invited and beginners are welcome. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. This walk is designed for adults and families with children ages 6 and older.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Sep
21
Sun
2014
Spiders of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Spiders of the Duwamish

WHEN: Sept. 21, 10 am–Noon

Explore the “Web of Life” along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Jeff Rahlmann. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking. Poster artwork by: Gerrad Stockdale.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Family Field Day ‘Picnic in the Park’ @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Consortium invites you to a community picnic and field day in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. This is a special event for all of our West Seattle neighbors to come together and celebrate our beautiful local forest. We will have live music, a scavenger hunt, art activities, and guided hikes through the forest. Bring a picnic, snacks will be provided.

Picnic in the Park
Saturday, September 27, 11 am–2 pm
West Duwamish Greenbelt
(accessible via the south parking lot at South Seattle College, or at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Did You Know?

Located in the Delridge area of West Seattle, The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest remaining forest in the city of Seattle at over 500 acres. That means you don’t have to travel outside of the city to enjoy the great outdoors.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt provides many benefits for the environment and the community. Bald eagles, hawks, foxes, salamander, and other local wildlife rely on the habitat this greenbelt provides.

The plants in the forest help to reduce storm water runoff, filter pollutants in the water, and reduce erosion. As these plants absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air, they also improve air quality and help reduce the effects of global warming.

And the best part? You don’t have to travel out of the city to experience the great outdoors. Urban forests like the West Duwamish Greenbelt are important community spaces that increase our city’s natural beauty and make the natural world accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Sep
28
Sun
2014
‘Keep High Point Green’ planting party
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

PLANTING PARTY
September 28
2-4 pm
31st Ave SW and SW Bataan St.

Keep High Point Green invites you to plant shrubs and flowers around the basketball court next to Neighborhood House.

This unique event is designed to bring our diverse community together to learn more about organic gardening practices and get to know each other, too! Everyone is welcome.

We provide
-Plants from the Village Green Nursery
-Instruction by the Garden Hotline with hands-on tips about how to plant
and garden without using chemical fertilizers
-Live interpretation in Somali, Khmer and Vietnamese
-Infant and childcare
-Activities for school aged children
-Snacks and prizes
-Tools, gloves and knee pads

A note to Seahawks fans: Sept 28th is a by-day, so put your 12th Man energy to work in the community. Come dig a hole or cheer the rest of us on!

This event is supported by Seattle Public Utilities, the High Point Neighborhood Association, the Garden Hotline and a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Oct
7
Tue
2014
Tot Trek – Autumn Colors @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join us for a colorful celebration of fall in the forest. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
11
Sat
2014
Dakota Place Park cleanup work party
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

At Dakota Place Park (corner of California Ave SW and SW Dakota) on Saturday, October 11, from 9 am to noon.

It¹s fantastic fun ­ it’s the Fall 2014 Dakota Place Park Work Party!
It’s time to grab your gloves, a trowel or a shovel and join us for a work party.

WHO: You, your family, and friends
WHEN: 9 am – noon on Saturday, Oct. 11th
WHERE: DAKOTA PLACE PARK
WHAT TO BRING: shovels, rakes, trowels, gloves, wheelbarrows.

LABEL ALL TOOLS!! And come prepared for the weather! We work either way. Join us for a morning of fun and community. Hope to see you at the park!

Washington Green Schools Day of Service at WSHS @ West Seattle High School
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

West Seattle High School was chosen by Washington Green Schools as 2014 recipient for a STATE-WIDE DAY OF SERVICE! On October 11, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, around 50 WGS volunteers, including highly-skilled gardeners and carpenters, will converge upon West Seattle High School’s planting areas to help us improve and beautify our rain garden, and our flower and edibles beds (on the Southeast side of our building, right off Walnut Street). They will also work with us on the Steps at Stevens Project on the California Avenue side of our building, clearing an area around the school sign, and planting some beautiful trees near the parking lot!

In addition to fifty dedicated and talented volunteers, WGS is supplying arborist chips, lumber, and delicious refreshments. They are donating their superlative work to us, asking only that some of our students, staff, and families come out and join the garden and grounds beautification fun! There will be cameras aplenty! So, please come out with us on October 11, smile and say, ‘GREEN SCHOOLS!’

Full Moon Celebration @ Camp Long
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Full Moon Celebration
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Adults, Families
Experience the forest bathed in moonlight. Test your senses without daylight. Experiment with how you would survive as a nocturnal animal. Surprises guaranteed! This program designed for adults and families with children ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
18
Sat
2014
The Forest in the Fall @ Camp Long
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Forest in the Fall
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1–3 pm
Pre-registration: yes
Cost: FREE

Adults, Families

Explore the forests of Camp Long. Find out about fantastic native plants and enjoy the autumn colors. This program designed for adults and families with children ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
19
Sun
2014
Forest and Fish of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Forest and Fish of the Duwamish

WHEN: October 19, 2–4 pm

Explore the Forest and Fish along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Chris Hoffer. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Oct
24
Fri
2014
Fairmount Park Elementary’s Fall Falcon Fest
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Falcons Fly Home: Join Fairmount Park Elementary for the Fall Falcon Fest

The Fairmount Park Elementary PTA (FPEPTA) invites alumni/alumnae of the newly expanded and reopened school to join us for our first festival, the Fall Falcon Fest on October 24th from 5-8 pm at the school.

Events for the evening include:
· Alumni tour (please email spirit@fpepta.org to register)
· Student craft booths
· Art stations – decorate a pumpkin, create a falcon-themed barrette or pin, make a lantern, and more!
· Add your own falcon to our “flock of falcons” art installation
· Join the cake walk
· Take your photo at the fall falcon photo booth
· Enjoy food trucks – no need to cut the evening short, stay for dinner! (Wicked Pies, Fusion on the Run, and The Cookie Cutter)

The event is free, although a suggested donation of $1 per person is welcome and donations to FPEPTA’s Annual Giving Campaign will be accepted (http://give.fpepta.org).

Visit the FPEPTA website to find out more about the fabulous things happening at the school. We are off to a great start and look forward to engaging with neighbors in the years to come.

All former Fairmount Park Falcons are strongly encouraged to join in the fun! If you have not yet shared your experiences with us at the FPEPTA website, please do so! We are treasuring the fabulous stories shared thus far.

http://fpepta.digitalpto.com/alums-and-neighbors/

For more information contact:
Shanti Breznau and Parie Hines
spirit@fpepta.org

Oct
25
Sat
2014
North Delridge Fall Clean 2014 @ Delridge Community Center
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

It’s that time again to help clean up your neighborhood! Please join the NDNC on Saturday, October 25, from 10 am–12 pm to pick up trash and clean storm drains along Delridge Way.

Volunteers will meet at the Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW, and break into groups from there. Bags and pickers will be provided. All you need to do is show up in comfortable clothes!

Also, please consider cleaning the storm drains of debris near your home to prevent flooding on your street. More information can be found at
http://atyourservice.seattle.gov/2014/10/10/adopt-your-drain-and-prevent-local-flooding/.

Remember, two hours of your time will make a visible difference in our neighborhood. Look forward to seeing you there!

Nov
1
Sat
2014
Memorial walk for Loni McIntosh @ Alki Bathhouse
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Beloved fitness instructor and long time member of the West Seattle Community, Loni McIntosh, passed away from Brain Cancer Wed 10/15. Please join us to celebrate Loni as we do a walk and gathering in her memory on Alki Beach next Saturday, November 1st at 10 am. We will meet outside the Alki Bathhouse for a few words and walk as a group. Rain or shine. Let’s remember Loni with fun stories and memories of the tough, kind, loving person she was. Please wear blue/teal if you can.

Mushrooms of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Mushrooms of the Duwamish

WHEN: November 1st, 10 am–noon

Explore the mushrooms along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Denise Rhiner. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Fall Renovation Party at Morgan Junction Park
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join Friends of Morgan Junction Parks will hold a fall renovation event at Morgan Junction Park on Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. We should have some interesting transplant/design tasks for the serious gardener and some grunt work for the rest of us stiffs. Bring your own gloves. We’ll repair to the pub afterwards and Barry White will stand you a round. Rain or shine.

Facebook Page is https://www.facebook.com/FoMJP

Nov
15
Sat
2014
College Street Ravine work party with Dow Constantine
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer at College Street Ravine with Dow Constantine

Dow Constantine is a West Seattle local who got his start 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 five-acre green space from threats of development.

After Dow was elected, he asked Nature Consortium to continue the work he started at College Street Ravine. Since 2010, we’ve celebrated Dow’s birthday, and sometimes half-birthday, with live music and community service.

This year, we invite you, your family, and your neighbors to volunteer with Nature Consortium to plant trees and shrubs in the ravine and remove invasive weeds to help our local habitat heal. Volunteering is an excellent way to meet neighbors, enjoy the outdoors, and support the community we all share.

When: Saturday, November 15, 10 am to 2 pm
Where: SW College Street and 51st Avenue SW

Register Here:
www.naturec.org/volunteer/dow-constantine-day/

No experience is necessary, and Nature Consortium will provide the tools and training you need to work. Live music for the event will be provided while you work by local trombonist Marc Smason.

In addition to Dow’s birthday, you can also join Nature Consortium at College Street Ravine on the first Tuesday of every month. Visit www.naturec.org/volunteer to RSVP.

Dec
5
Fri
2014
Tidepools by Flashlight @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Friday, December 5, 2014, 9–10:30 pm at the Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook (across the street from Me-Kwa-Mooks park):

What a delight! Explore tidepools at night. Bring your family and friends for a beach adventure – by flashlight! A unique experience right here in the city. Please wear shoes that can get wet, dress in layers, and bring a flashlight if you have one. This program designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person
Pre-registration required:
206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov
or register online at SPARCS.

Dec
9
Tue
2014
Pigeon Point Urban Forest Restoration
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the Seattle Parks & Recreation calendar:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10 am–2 pm
Location: 4500 21st Ave SW, Seattle, WA
Volunteer/Work Party
Sponsoring Organization Green Seattle Partnership

Join us for a restoration work party at Pigeon Point – See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet: http://www.naturec.org/volunteer/

Working out in the elements requires the right apparel. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required, even in the summer. Bring a full water bottle. We will have water available for refills. Tools, gloves, and training will be provided. We also provide granola bars, but please feel free to bring a lunch as well. All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Waiver Form before participating in their first work party.

Contact Nature Consortium
Contact Phone 206-923-0853
Contact Email volunteer@naturec.org

Jan
3
Sat
2015
Nature Hike Night: Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and the Stars @ Lincoln Park
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday December 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Lincoln Park Night Hike with the Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and even the Stars?:

(Added session after the Saturday, 12-20 rained out): Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with fellow nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from poop and pellets, to feathers on the forest floor. Tour also includes any other animal, plant, constellation or planet we find worth a comment or that anyone asks about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation for heavier rain. (a light shower forecast should be OK.) Drop-ins can check for room, but if there are no
reservations, Stewart may not show.

Tidepools by Flashlight @ Constellation Park, Alki Beach
Jan 3 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:


Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Saturday, January 3, 9-10:30 pm (-1.3 tide at 9:47 pm)

Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Jan
17
Sat
2015
Owling, and Touring Lincoln Park at Dark @ Lincoln Park
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday January 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Celebrate Lincoln Park’s Natural Community at Night with our Human Community!:

Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with your community of nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from the poop and pellets under their perches to feathers that floated the forest floor. The park at dark tour also includes any other animal, plant, any constellation or planet that we find that seems worth a comment or anyone wants to know about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check my website or my answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible event cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Drop-ins can see if there is room, but if no one makes reservations, I may not show.

Jan
24
Sat
2015
Headbanger’s Ball – meet the woodpeckers! @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9–11 am
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Don’t just sit there banging your head against the wall! Come on out to the woods and join some naturalists to explore the wonderful, wild and wacky world of woodpeckers. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Birds of Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach @ Lincoln Park
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:30 am–12 pm
At Lincoln Park

Brave the elements of winter at Lincoln Park’s beach to view the best birds the season brings to our shores. Please bring a field guide and binoculars if you have them. A few are available for loan. Dress for blustery weather. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet the naturalist at the south parking lot on Fauntleroy.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Feb
7
Sat
2015
Feet First 3rd Annual Stairway Walks Day @ West Seattle
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, join Feet First for Stairway Walks Day. Urban explorers are invited to join one of free, guided neighborhood walks featuring outdoor stairways in West Seattle. Space is limited to 35 people per walk. Please RSVP in advance at www.feetfirst.org or http://stairwaywalksday2015.bpt.me/ (when the signup period opens).

On these stairway routes you’ll discover gems you wouldn’t see otherwise. Colorful mosaics, serene pocket parks, restored creeks and gorgeous home are quietly hidden amid these stairway passages. Come see the sights and learn the stories that only Seattle stairways can tell… and only your feet can take you!

All proceeds for this event help support Feet First’s mission to ensure all communities across Washington are walkable.

Suggested donations start at $10, with free admission for children under 18.
Pay what you wish – no one will be turned away from joining in the fun.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY:
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?FeetFirst/8720108786/cd831fc4da/d580c38f0f

The stairs, many of them more than 100 years old, form a network of “scenic byways” for neighborhood discovery – a priceless asset for outdoor fun, fitness and health. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods. The book is intended to help urban adventurers discover and appreciate the beautiful greenspaces, history, art and architecture that make up the vivid fabric of our neighborhoods.

According to author and Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Cathy Jaramillo, “Stairways are truly the scenic byways to neighborhoods, and we’re always curious about what’s at the top – or the bottom. They get you to, and between, places you’d probably never know about otherwise. We’re excited about celebrating them with so many people on Stairway Walks Day!”

More about Feet First: Since 2001, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.

Feb
28
Sat
2015
Plant! Mulch! Restore the West Duwamish Greenbelt
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

South Seattle College’s Landscape Horticulture department would like to invite the community to a Restoration Work-party in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On Saturday, February 28, the Ecological Restoration class will be assisting volunteers in proper planting and mulching techniques for new plantings. The students, taught by the college’s Instructor and Arboretum Coordinator Van Bobbitt, are currently studying the recovery process of urban ecosystems.

The event is scheduled from 9:30 am to 2 pm and will begin at the red doors at the Garden Center, located at the North Parking Lot on campus. Interested? Sign up at The Nature Consortium website at www.naturec.org/volunteer or contact Diana at 425-463-8450.

Mar
7
Sat
2015
Memorial planting event @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Park
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“The forest stewards of Me-Kwa-Mooks Park are planning a memorial planting for loved ones of homicide victims March 7th. People from the park community are welcome to come as the past tragedies at the park affect the community as well.”

Bonus work party to start Community Orchard of West Seattle season
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Northeast corner of SSC campus:

Special Additional Work Party to Open the 2015 Food Growing Season

Ready to get out and garden with the beautiful weather we’ve been having? Come out to the Community Orchard of West Seattle for a work party to help us get some of our berries under control.

We’ll be removing some Golden Raspberries that are taking over the Blueberries and also cutting back some blackberries that are encroaching from the green space. Check out the growth of our orchard if you haven’t been here for a while.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to take home a raspberry plant after volunteering, as well as learn about growing food in our area. We have a limited amount of clippers and gloves, so if you can bring some it would be helpful. Tea will be served in the morning. Bring some additional water, be healthy!

Mar
14
Sat
2015
Vera Johnson and Village Green Work party @ Village Green Perennial Nursey
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join us this Saturday in supporting this wonderful place in our community – Vera Johnson and Village Green Work party. Saturday March 14th – 11 am start time

https://www.facebook.com/GuruGayatriYogaSeattle/posts/803911603028607

http://villagegreenpn.com/category/vera-johnson/

Mar
15
Sun
2015
Wearing O’ the Green @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2–4 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Spring may be popping out all over. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the coming o’ spring, take a forest stroll with a naturalist and enjoy the native plants of the Pacific Northwest. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Pre-registration required:
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Mar
17
Tue
2015
Tot Trek – Spring Fling @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:30–11:45 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching high and low for all the signs of Spring. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Apr
4
Sat
2015
Bamboo Workshop and Garden Tour @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bamboo Workshop and Garden Tour
organized by
American Bamboo Society & Seattle Chinese Garden
Saturday, April 4, 2015
10 am to 3 pm:

Do you know that the Seattle Chinese Garden is maintained by volunteers? And that it is one of the Northwest’s most unusual gardens? Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome to attend a special work day focused on bamboo.

• Tour the 5-acre grounds with head gardener Bob Seely. Learn about authentic Sichuan-style garden design and plants native to China, and see more than 400 tree peonies plants on the verge of blooming.
• See the Garden’s 13 varieties of bamboo and learn the difference between running and clumping types.
• Meet James Clever, Seattle-based bamboo gardener, nurseryman, and American Bamboo Society past president.
• See a demonstration of tools for pruning, thinning, mulching, tending bamboo so it looks magical in the garden.
• Learn about pests and good bamboo grove maintenance practices.
• Help construct a simple fence out of bamboo branches and culms. Try your hand at bundling, tying, and attaching the bundles to our fence frames with simple techniques suitable for use in your own garden.
• Help with the removal of old, dead, weak, or damaged canes and side branches in an unmaintained reserve grove. Help bring us up to tip-top condition for bamboo shooting season.

Wear work clothes and shoes. Please bring your own tools including gloves and safety glasses. Those who want a hands-on experience should bring pruning shears, loppers, and pruning saws.

Please Bring your lunch and a beverage. Cookie bakers and sharers are especially welcome! Let’s make new friends and talk about bamboo. If we get some projects done, that’s great too!

After the workshop ends, we’ll offer an optional walk through the adjacent 5-acre South Seattle College Arboretum. It has a fantastic plant collection and is an American Conifer Society reference garden ~ a must see in spring.
LOCATION:

6000 16th Avenue SW in West Seattle • South Seattle College North Entrance

Visit seattlechinesegarden.org for directions. The garden is six minutes from the Delridge exit off the WS Bridge.

Parking is free on 16th Ave SW and is available on campus for $3 at the ticket machine.

For Questions Contact:
Bob Seely, gardenmanager@seattlechinesegarden.org, 206.849.4055

James Clever, james@bamboogardner.com, 206.371.1072

Apr
12
Sun
2015
Birds and Habitats Hike @ Soundway Park
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Birds and Habitats: Learn how birds benefit from our restoration efforts and see or hear who is singing and who is nesting at Soundway and maybe who is stopping in West Seattle during migration. The bird walk will be led by Mike Witter of Audubon Neighborhood Bird Project, an experienced birder who is familiar with birding by ear as well as the habitats offered in the greenbelt. Come rain or shine. Bring appropriate outdoor clothing and binoculars if you have them. Sunday, April 12, 8-10 am at Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

Apr
18
Sat
2015
Duwamish Alive! at Pigeon Point Park
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer for Earth Day

Duwamish Alive is April 18th

The time has come once again to celebrate Earth Day the Nature Consortium way. Join us for a day of service, art, and music at Duwamish Alive! on Saturday, April 18 at Pigeon Point Park. Help restore Seattle’s largest remaining forest. All ages are welcome to volunteer.

Saturday, April 18 – 10 am–2 pm

Pigeon Point Park, 1901 SW Genesee St
(Part of the West Duwamish Greenbelt)
Arrive at 9:30 am
Event begins promptly at 10 am
Light snack provided

Sign up here.

Duwamish Alive! 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Terminal 107
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

April 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Duwamish Alive! 10th Anniversary Celebration

Be part of the 10th Anniversary of Duwamish Alive! Join DRCC/TAG at T-107 to continue restoring and caring for the beauty and habitat of this public access site where we can all enjoy our river.

Join us on April 18 at T-107 Park to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Duwamish Alive! and to help keep this site safe and beautiful for community, wildlife, and more! At T-107, the public can access the river and returning salmon and other wildlife can rest, feed, and escape from predators. Volunteering on the day is an opportunity to connect with your community and to care for places that are important for the health of our River. You will be one of hundreds of volunteers working to making lasting sites at over 12 sites in the Duwamish Watershed!

Sign-up here: http://duwamishalive.org/t-107.html

Apr
22
Wed
2015
Earth Day Beach Clean Up at Alki
Apr 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Seattle Surfrider Chapter:

Earth Day Beach Cleanup at Alki!

This Earth Day, April 22nd, from 2:30-4 pm the chapter is going to host a cleanup at Alki Beach! We already have several groups joining us for the day where we expect to remove the always large quantities of cigarette butts off the beach so they don’t make it into our waters. Last year’s Earth Day cleanup had over 80 attendees and we’re hoping for much of the same this year so sneak out of work a bit early and help us keep this great stretch of sand in Seattle clean! For any questions please contact the Chapter.

Apr
25
Sat
2015
Family Scavenger Hunt Forest Hike @ Pigeon Point Park
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Family Scavenger Hunt: A team event! Earn points for finding native plant species, making art, and completing challenges. This scavenger hunt will take you into the West Duwamish Green Belt and challenge you to see the forest with new eyes. Taste some wild edibles, fly a kite, and maybe kiss a banana slug (if you’re game). Team registration begins at 10 am with a celebration and awards at noon. Saturday, April 25, 10 am–noon at Pigeon Point Park (1901 SW Genesee St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

Apr
26
Sun
2015
HPIC 2015 Spring Clean work party @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Green Spring Clean this coming Sunday. April 26th at HPIC.

Bring your garden gloves, tools and rain slicker. We start at 9 am in the courtyard.

– Weeding and weed eating
– Mulching garden beds
– Mystery Tree removal and donation to an interested member

There will be some refreshments for everyone that volunteers. Hope to see you there!

May
3
Sun
2015
North Delridge (Cottage Grove) Tree Walk @ Greg Davis Park
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Courtesy of the NDNC:

Join Tree Ambassador Patrick for a tour of North Delridge’s green spaces and neighborhood trees, along with some interesting history about the Cottage Grove neighborhood. The walk is less than 1.5 miles and is suitable for all ages.

When: Sunday, May 3rd, 10:00 am–12 pm

Where: Greg Davis Park – adjacent to the information board (SW Brandon & 26th Ave SW)

For more information and to RSVP, visit:
www.seattle.gov/trees

This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there.

May
11
Mon
2015
Plant Identification Walking Tour @ Soundway Trailhead
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Plant Identification in the West Duwamish Greenbelt
Monday May 11, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead

FREE!

The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest forest in the City of Seattle, supporting a variety of forest types and plant communities. Come for an early evening exploration of this little-known gem of a park in West Seattle and work on your plant identification skills. Meet at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly Street at 6:30 PM. The hike will be led by local botanist Cathie Conolly. Please register at www.naturec.org/forest-hikes.

May
16
Sat
2015
‘Save Seattle’s Apples’ meetup and work party
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join City Fruit in Spring 2015 to help Save Seattle’s Apples!

In an effort to build awareness and strengthen the health of Seattle’s urban fruit canopy, City Fruit is hosting neighborhood-specific pest prevention campaigns. Join us as we unite, then diverge to walk door to door in West Seattle educating and assisting homeowners in protecting their apple trees from pests. We will meet May 16, 2015, 10:00 am–1:00 pm at 8845 34th Ave SW (near Fauntleroy Park) to receive supplies and learn proper technique before breaking into groups and helping our neighbors care for their fruit trees! The more apples we can protect, the more fruit we can harvest and share with the community.

This event is easy and fun for all ages! After the work party join us at a local neighborhood pub, grab a drink and some grub and socialize with your neighbors!

Sign-up here to volunteer and check out all of our other upcoming events.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothes to work in. Snacks, drinks and gloves will be provided. Email natalie@cityfruit with any questions you have about volunteering or about other ways to get involved.

May
20
Wed
2015
Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms @ Roxhill Park
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore nature at Roxhill Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms

Roxhill Park
May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Tour Roxhill Park with local naturalist Stewart Wechsler 14 years after a restoration project turned a lawn into a devoloping forest with a diversity of native plants. See which birds now make a home there. We may see which flowers and plants this years unusually large crop of Painted Lady butterflies use for nectar or egg laying. Oriented towards an adult and senior audience.

Meet at the north park entrance on SW Barton St, equivalent to one block west of 26th Ave SW, by the bus stop at the end of the Rapid Ride C line, across from the Westwood Village sign.

$15 suggested donation

For information or to pre-register, e-mail ecostewart@gmail.com or call Stewart at 206 932-7225

May
31
Sun
2015
Little Pilgrim School Alumni event @ Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall
May 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday, May 31st, 11:30 am–1:30 pm – Little Pilgrim School Alumni event at Fauntleroy Church:

If you or anyone you know EVER attended Little Pilgrim School, this event is for you!

WHEN: Sunday, May 31st, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
WHERE: Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church
WHAT: Meet and greet former Little Pilgrim School students, families and teachers! Refreshments! Pictures! Raffle drawing! Bid farewell to longtime teacher Barbara Smith who will be retiring at the end of this school year.

Please visit www.Littlepilgrim.org (or click on the LPS link from the Fauntleroy Church website) to complete the short alumni survey.

Questions? Contact (206)932-5600 or lorrie@fauntleroyucc.org.

Jun
20
Sat
2015
Summer Solstice Maintenance Work Party and Tour at Seattle Chinese Garden
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Summer Solstice Maintenance Work Party and Tour at the Seattle Chinese Garden Saturday, June 20th, 10 am to 3 pm. Come at any time, for any length of time.

The Seattle Chinese Garden is one of the most unusual gardens in the Northwest and is largely maintained by volunteers. At this time of year with warm weather and “plants and weeds gone wild,” we need extra help to ensure the Garden looks its best for upcoming weddings, special events, regular visitors, and for you —our West Seattle neighbors. The work party begins at 10 am with a quick tour of our five-acre site, led by head gardener Bob Seely. See our authentic Sichuan-style grounds and architecture and our bamboo groves at the peak of shooting season. Enjoy learning about many other plants from China. Any level of gardening experience is welcome, and we love to answer gardening questions!

Saturday’s work will include:
• watering plants
• moving soft soil to create new peony beds
• weeding
• pruning and thinning bamboo groves
• raking and tidying beds
• hauling debris to our composting areas

If you have gardening tools, please bring them, along with gloves. And bring a lunch and drink, plus sunscreen and a hat. Anyone who aspires to prune should bring pruning shears, saws, loppers, and safety glasses. Long-handled hoes would be good to bring if you don’t want to get down on hands and knees.

LOCATION: The Garden is at the north end of the South Seattle College campus, adjacent to the college arboretum. Check out our website at seattlechinesegarden.org for directions. Parking is free on 16th Avenue SW and is available on campus (North Entrance) for a nominal charge.

Jun
22
Mon
2015
‘What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?’ Hike @ Soundway Trailhead
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Please register for the hike here:
http://www.naturec.org/forest-hikes

What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?
Monday, June 22, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)
The Green Seattle Partnership has a goal of restoring 2,500 acres of City-owned forested parkland, with a scale of 0-4 to classify each phase of restoration. Phase 0 indicates a site where restoration has yet to begin and Phase 4 indicates a restored forest that is in need only of periodic monitoring and maintenance. As of this Spring several of Nature Consortium’s work sites have reached the holy grail of “fully restored” status-Phase 4! Come take a walk in the greenbelt to experience and take a look at a variety of restoration sites, including our prized Phase 4 sites. This hike will be led by Restoration Director Lizzie Zemke.

Jul
25
Sat
2015
Lincoln Park Restoration Work Party
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lincoln Park Forest Volunteer Event with EarthCorps
Saturday, July 25th, 2015
10 am–2 pm

Join EarthCorps as we continue our work in Lincoln Park, one of Seattle’s
favorite forests. We will be working to protect native plantings and clear the way for fall planting.

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary.

Sign up online at our website, or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org for more
information. Families and groups welcome! No experience necessary.

Aug
9
Sun
2015
‘Restoration Reunion’ and demonstration with David Rogers @ Log House Museum
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Two-part “Restoration Reunion” on Sunday, Aug. 9, to feature outdoor demonstration, dinner speech by log preservationist David Rogers:

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is thrilled to welcome back to West Seattle the log-home preservationist who was the contractor for restoration of its “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum 18 years ago.

David Rogers will be the special guest of the historical society for two events on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. His appearances are supported by 4Culture.

~ The first event, free and open to the public, will run from 2 to 4 pm in the museum’s Circle Courtyard, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., where Rogers will conduct an interactive demonstration of log-restoration techniques and describe in detail the hands-on work he did on the museum.

~ The second event, at 6:30 pm is a fundraiser for the historical society, is a no-host dinner and speech at West 5 Lounge in the West Seattle Junction, at which Rogers will speak about the importance of preserving and restoring log structures. Admission is a $10 donation, payable at the door or online at http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/. (Any food or drink ordered is in addition to the donation.)

Reservations are being taken for both events at
http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/.

Rogers, who has operated his Logs & Timbers business from Rhododendron, Oregon, since 1983, has successfully helped scores of private organizations and public agencies to achieve their preservation goals.

He inspired countless thousands with his hands-on helming of the Log House Museum’s back (south) wall in 1996-1997. His craftsmanship on behalf of the museum is highlighted in a 6-minute video that is viewable at http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/.

Aug
10
Mon
2015
Wetlands 101: Guided hike @ Soundway Park
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Join Nature Consortium for another guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt! Wetlands are diverse and dynamic ecosystems, and we’re lucky to have many of them in West Seattle. They support a unique and important array of plants and animals, especially in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On this hike we will look at wetland soils, talk about what constitutes a wetland, examine wetland plants, look at wetland indicators when water isn’t present, and discuss the functions of wetlands in the overall landscape. Free and open to the public. Four-legged friends welcome on leash.

Monday, August 10, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Hosted by Nature Consortium. Please RSVP at
www.naturec.org/forest-hikes/

Aug
15
Sat
2015
Camp Long Forest Restoration Work Party
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer with EarthCorps at Camp Long!
Saturday, August 15th, 2015
10 am–2 pm

The forests of Camp Long provide fabulous walking trails and an excellent escape from the city grind. Join EarthCorps as we restore these forests that benefit us in many ways.

Sign up online at our website, or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org for more information. Families and groups welcome! No experience necessary.

EarthCorps provides tools, gloves, water, light refreshments, and site specific education and leadership. Please join us ready to learn something new and ready to get dirty!

Aug
27
Thu
2015
Lincoln Park Restoration Work Party
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lincoln Park Forest Volunteer Event with EarthCorps
August 27th, 2015
10 am–2 pm

Join EarthCorps as we continue our work in Lincoln Park, one of Seattle’s
favorite forests. We will be working to protect native plantings and clear the way for fall planting.

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary.

Sign up online at our website, or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org for more
information. Families and groups welcome! No experience necessary.

Sep
12
Sat
2015
West Seattle Vet Center Make Over work party @ American Legion Post #160
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Saturday 9/12 from 9 am to 3 pm The Mission Continues

Seattle 1st Platoon will be supporting the American Legion Post #160 and the VFW Post 2713 to help restore their buildings while bringing the community together in support of The National Day of Service which is on 9/11. The community is encouraged to volunteer and register here for the service project in West Seattle next Saturday.

The Mission Continues Service Platoons are teams of veterans working together with local community organizations to address tough challenges like homelessness & disadvantaged youth. We empower veterans to find a new unit: Members work together not only to solve community challenges, but also to support one another in navigating the reintegration into civilian life. Through a unique model that provides reciprocal benefit for the veteran and the local community, The Mission Continues:
~ Focuses veterans’ spirit of service through volunteerism
~ Mobilizes a network of supporters
~ And, through service helps solve tough challenges facing veterans and communities. By empowering veterans to serve at home, we seek to change the national conversation so that this generation leaves a positive legacy of service & personal success.

Community Volunteer Day at South Seattle College’s Arboretum
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

What: Community Volunteer Day at South Seattle College’s Arboretum

When: September 12, 10 am to 12 pm

Where: South Seattle College Arboretum
6000 16th Ave S.W. Located on the north end of campus.

Come join fellow volunteers and SSC Landscape Horticulture program students and staff for two hours of maintenance activities in the Arboretum at South! Help us keep this West Seattle gem in tip-top shape.

Refreshments will be provided. Meet at the Arboretum entrance on the north end of SSC’s campus.

To learn more, please visit our Facebook event page at
https://www.facebook.com/events/1914226132136658/.

Sep
19
Sat
2015
Evening Walk with the Owls, Ravens and Other Life Forms @ Lincoln Park
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Evening Walk with the Owls, Ravens and Other Life Forms at Lincoln Park:

Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge of Lincoln’s natural community as we look for the Barred Owls and their signs, and listen and look for Seattle’s first successful nesting pair of Ravens, and their fledgelings, since urbanization pushed this species out many decades ago. The tour also includes any other plant or animal that anyone may want the story of. Adult level programming, but suitable for kids that don’t dominate. Meet at the north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call or e-mail to reserve a spot: 206 932-7225 (land ) orecostewart@gmail.com If rain is forecast check this website or my outgoing message on my answering machine (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Suggested donation $10 – $15.

Oct
10
Sat
2015
Volunteer work party @ North Shorewood Park
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Just outside West Seattle – and in need of as many helping hands as can be mustered!

Volunteer Event Information North Shorewood Park, October 10th
10 am-2 pm

Please contact Lina Rose to sign up – lina.rose@kingcounty.gov, 206.491.5014

King County Parks
King County’s award-winning Parks and Recreation Division offers 175 miles of regional trails, 180 miles of
hiking trails and 26,000 acres-worth of recreational experiences for every interest! In our 200 parks, you’ll
find ballfields, playgrounds and pools, as well as lush forests, quiet meadows, and many other Northwest
ecosystems.

Why your Volunteer Service is Important
Forests need to have diversity in order to be healthy and thrive. When forests are thriving, they can they
can provide many benefits to our community like filtering pollution, mitigating erosion and storm damage
and providing habitat for wildlife and green spaces where people can connect with nature and the
outdoors. Aggressive noxious weeds like English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry were brought to this area
and planted by for their desirable characteristics of staying green all year round or tasty fruits. These
plants have upset the balance that our forests need to survive and thrive. Removing these aggressive
plants and planting native plants can help restore the balance to a damaged ecosystem.

What to Expect
Event will begin with a discussion that includes information about King County Parks, the park that you are serving in,
why this work is important and tool use and safety. King County will supply work gloves, a jug of water, light snacks, all
instruction and tools. Young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Any minors attending the
event without a parent or legal guardian must also bring a signed youth waiver to event in order to participate. Please
plan to arrive on time for the start of the event and allow extra time to find parking. Valuable information about the
park and instruction on the project is given at the start of the event and it is important for all volunteers to be present.
Our project for the day is planting and removing invasive plants from the area of the park surrounding the grassy field.
We will start at 10, take a short lunch break at noon and then continue working till 2pm.

What to Bring
Our events run rain or shine so please arrive prepared for the weather. We want you to enjoy your time with us!
 Layers of warm clothing that can get dirty.
Jeans or thick pants are ideal, stretchy leggings,
shorts or capris are not recommended
 Rain jacket and rain pants
 Closed –toed shoes are essential. Sturdy
sneakers, rain boots or hiking boots are ideal
 Full water bottle
 Lunch and snacks

Oct
17
Sat
2015
Duwamish Alive! Longfellow Creek Habitat Volunteer Project
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Longfellow Creek Forest Volunteer Event with EarthCorps
October 17th, 10 am-2 pm

Duwamish Alive! At Longfellow Creek
Join EarthCorps, the King Conservation District, the Duwamish Alive! coalition, the Green Seattle Partnership and local stewardship groups at Longfellow Creek!

Longfellow creek is the second largest Salmon bearing creek in Seattle (Thornton Creek being the largest). Every year, salmon return to the creek but few make it all the way to spawning due to threatened habitat. This where we need your help! We are working to restore the habitat along the creek as well as in adjacent greenspaces to improve water quality and provide habitat. We would love to teach you
more, so join us!

Sign up online at: http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or
contactvolunteer@earthcorps.org

Meeting location: 29th Ave SW & SW Brandon St, Seattle, WA

THE BASICS:
EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

FOR YOUR SAFETY AND COMFORT, PLEASE BRING:
~ Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
~ Long pants and a long sleeve shirt (helps protect against prickly plants)
~ Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, or running shoes are all fine)
~ Sack lunch and snacks
~ Full water bottle

EarthCorps runs our events rain or shine! Remember to check the weather and bring appropriate layers and raingear/sun wear if needed.

YOUTH:
All unaccompanied volunteers between the ages of 12 and 17 must bring a filled out Youth Waiver the day of the event. Youth under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Note: minimum age for unaccompanied youth at Kirkland events is 14.)

Oct
24
Sat
2015
Traffic triangle clean up work party @ Fauntleroy Way SW/36th Ave SW
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Seattle’s Tree Ambassadors THIS Saturday as we trim back weeds, spread mulch and clean up sidewalks to increase visibility and make this traffic triangle more pedestrian friendly. We’ll spend the morning cleaning up the area and then celebrate our hard work with a BBQ lunch provided by Jones BBQ. Coffee and snacks from West Seattle Brewing Company will be provided throughout the work party.

WHEN: THIS Saturday October 24th from 9 am to 12 pm

WHERE: Traffic triangle at Fauntleroy Way SW, 36th Ave SW and SW Genesee St. Meet in the parking lot of West Seattle Brewing Co.

Come dressed to work outside with long pants, sturdy shoes and a rain coat (just in case!). We will provide all tools, gloves and training.

For more information about the event or the Tree Ambassadors program contact treeambassador@seattle.gov or Seattle.gov/trees

Please RSVP at surveymonkey.com/r/westseattletriangle-10-24-2015

Oct
31
Sat
2015
Halloween Work Party @ Schmitz Park
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Friends of Schmitz Park for a Halloween Work Party! Feel free to dress up for the event.

For all of those West Seattleites who love the park and want to help keep it beautiful…The Friends of Schmitz Park Preserve meets on the LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 9 AM-NOON at the Admiral/Stevens entrance. Volunteers will help with trail maintenance, reforestation, removal of invasive species as well as learn park history and identify flora and fauna.

For further information, contact Ken Shaw (the steward of the preserve) at 206-937-2718

Dec
5
Sat
2015
Longfellow Creek Final Fall Planting Event
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Longfellow Creek Forest Volunteer Event with EarthCorps
Saturday December 5th 2015, 10 am-2 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership at Longfellow Creek
and help us complete our Fall Planting Challenge where we will plant the 10,000th plant! All year long West Seattle volunteers have been preparing Longfellow Creek park for planting, and now it’s time to get new trees and shrubs in the ground! EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers: safety, tool use, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. At this project, we will be planting and applying woodchip mulch.

Sign up online at : http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

Families and groups welcome! No experience necessary.

Meet near the intersection of SW Juneau St and 26th ave SW.

For your safety and comfort, please bring:

~ Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!) including long pants and a long sleeve shirt (helps protect against prickly plants)
~ Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, or running shoes are all fine)
~ Sack lunch and snacks
~ Full water bottle

Dec
6
Sun
2015
Tree Planting work party @ Fauntleroy Triangle
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Tree Ambassadors in planting some new trees in West Seattle! We will be planting healthy new trees to replace the dead ones that were removed in October from the traffic triangle at Fauntleroy Way and 36th Ave SW. No experience necessary, arborists will be on hand to teach you what you need to know. Dress for the weather with wear long pants and close-toed shoes. We will provide snacks and tools.

RSVP here.

Sunday, December 6th
10 am–12 pm
Fauntleroy Way & 36th Ave SW

Jan
6
Wed
2016
Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Patty North and Dick Lazeres
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Lincoln Park is in West Seattle near the Fauntleroy ferry dock. We will stroll the beach seeking good looks at waterfowl and wander the forest to discover winter residents. Great walk for beginners. Bring binoculars if you have them. (Available on loan from the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop.) Dress for blustery winter weather. About 2 miles of mostly level walking with one climb back to our starting point.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Jan
22
Fri
2016
Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
8:30 pm–10:30 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Jan
30
Sat
2016
Friends of Schmitz Park Preserve work party
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For all of those West Seattleites who love the park and want to help keep it beautiful…The Friends of Schmitz Park Preserve meets on the LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 9 AM-NOON at the Admiral/Stevens entrance. Volunteers will help with trail maintenance, reforestation, removal of invasive species as well as learn park history and identify flora and fauna.

For further information, contact Ken Shaw (the steward of the preserve) at 206-937-2718

Feb
6
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:15 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Sat, 6 Feb, 2016
8:30 pm–10:15 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Feb
13
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Feb
17
Wed
2016
Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Dick Lazeres and Anne Jacobs
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Explore the woodland and the waterfront, listening and looking for the birds of winter. We will have a scope available, please bring binoculars if you have them. There will be stairs and a hill to walk up. Beginners welcomed and encouraged.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Feb
18
Thu
2016
Day of Remembrance: author Robert Shimabukuro @ South Seattle College
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Day of Remembrance: Robert Shimabukuro, author/writer of Born in Seattle (2001)

Come learn about the Japanese American Internment during World War II and the redress/reparation efforts during the 1980s.

Guest Speaker, Robert Shimabukuro

Exhibitors, art, paper crane folding, and reflection/history.

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 10:00-11:00; 11:00-12:00
Location: JMB A, South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)
(Maps and Directions)

Mar
5
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Mar
12
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Mar
20
Sun
2016
West Seattle Bee Garden Spring work party @ High Point Commons Park
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Bee Garden:

It’s time to get things spruced up in the pollination garden! Come on by and help out if you can.

March 20th, April 2nd and April 16th. All from 10 am–2 pm.

Will be cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, organizing the bee shed and laying more wood chips. All in preparation of the WS Bee Festival on May 21st. We also have a group of Girl Scouts who are going to plant more than 100 plants (which they’re growing from seed) on April 23rd. So want to have things ready to go for them!

We’ll be checking out the bees on April 2nd and 16th as well, weather permitting.

Apr
2
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

West Seattle Bee Garden Spring work party @ High Point Commons Park
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Bee Garden:

It’s time to get things spruced up in the pollination garden! Come on by and help out if you can.

March 20th, April 2nd and April 16th. All from 10 am–2 pm.

Will be cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, organizing the bee shed and laying more wood chips. All in preparation of the WS Bee Festival on May 21st. We also have a group of Girl Scouts who are going to plant more than 100 plants (which they’re growing from seed) on April 23rd. So want to have things ready to go for them!

We’ll be checking out the bees on April 2nd and 16th as well, weather permitting.

Apr
5
Tue
2016
Tot Trek – Colors of Spring @ Camp Long Environmental Center
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Colors of Spring
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Trek through Camp Long searching field, forest, stream, and pond. Discover the colors of spring. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148709

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Apr
9
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Apr
16
Sat
2016
West Seattle Bee Garden Spring work party @ High Point Commons Park
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Bee Garden:

It’s time to get things spruced up in the pollination garden! Come on by and help out if you can.

March 20th, April 2nd and April 16th. All from 10 am–2 pm.

Will be cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, organizing the bee shed and laying more wood chips. All in preparation of the WS Bee Festival on May 21st. We also have a group of Girl Scouts who are going to plant more than 100 plants (which they’re growing from seed) on April 23rd. So want to have things ready to go for them!

We’ll be checking out the bees on April 2nd and 16th as well, weather permitting.

Apr
30
Sat
2016
Owl Hoot @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:30–9 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Celebrate all the life on our amazing planet by joining us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s forest. This program designed for adults and children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

$5 per person

Pre-registration required:
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

May
3
Tue
2016
Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Discover life under logs and leaves; be part of your child’s first encounter with a salamander. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148710

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

May
7
Sat
2016
Community cleanup: Bike path under West Seattle Bridge
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday May 7th, 2016, Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor) staff will be volunteering
to pick up trash under the West Seattle Bridge (bike trail and bus stop area up to the Chelan Cafe).

http://www.dbmechanic.com/dbm/biking/ViewTrail.asp?TID=158

We would love to have help from the community so if you are interested, please let us know!
The City of Seattle is providing gloves, bags and all other equipment. We just need to pick it up and they will take it away!

– Maybe you have a high schooler that needs community service hours?
– Perhaps you use the bike trail or bus stop on a daily basis and would like to see it cleaner?

Please give us a call at 206-938-8685 if you would like to be added to the list!

Cleanup time: 9 am-noon

Lincoln Park TLC work party
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

STEM K8 Pollinator Garden Work Party @ Louisa Boren STEM K8 School
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Two work parties to install native plant pollinator gardens at STEM K8 school. The gardens are located in two of the courtyards facing Delridge Way SW.

Event details:
Saturday May 7th, 9 am-1 pm AND Saturday May 21st, 9 am-1 pm
Tools, donuts and coffee will be provided! Bring water and a snack. Everyone is welcome! We are hoping to bring in folks from the community in addition to school families!

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR POLLINATOR GARDEN

Our goals:
~ Create habitat for native pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds.
~ Create outdoor classroom
~ Educate the public about the necessity of pollinators
~ Improve the Delridge Neighborhood

The project is funded by a Find It, Fix It Grant from the City of Seattle and a generous donation of compost from Cedar Grove.

Do you have a truck? Can you help transport bulk compost and/or plants? If
so, please contact Jen Greene (STEM parent): jenaisa@gmail.com or 206-225-6621.

May
14
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

May
21
Sat
2016
STEM K8 Pollinator Garden Work Party @ Louisa Boren STEM K8 School
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Two work parties to install native plant pollinator gardens at STEM K8 school. The gardens are located in two of the courtyards facing Delridge Way SW.

Event details:
Saturday May 7th, 9 am-1 pm AND Saturday May 21st, 9 am-1 pm
Tools, donuts and coffee will be provided! Bring water and a snack. Everyone is welcome! We are hoping to bring in folks from the community in addition to school families!

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR POLLINATOR GARDEN

Our goals:
~ Create habitat for native pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds.
~ Create outdoor classroom
~ Educate the public about the necessity of pollinators
~ Improve the Delridge Neighborhood

The project is funded by a Find It, Fix It Grant from the City of Seattle and a generous donation of compost from Cedar Grove.

Do you have a truck? Can you help transport bulk compost and/or plants? If
so, please contact Jen Greene (STEM parent): jenaisa@gmail.com or 206-225-6621.

Puget Ridge Neighbor Quarterly Clean-Up work party
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Puget Ridge Neighbors-
Puget Ridge Neighborhood quarterly clean-up will be on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Meet at 10:00 am at 6559 18th Ave SW, to pick up bags and form teams

Birds of the Duwamish River Valley – Free Talk & Walk @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a springtime exploration of the birds who make a living along the Duwamish River. After a presentation in the Longhouse, we will walk along the Duwamish River to see what they are up to. Guided by a Seattle Park’s Department Volunteer Naturalist.

WHAT: Birds of the Duwamish
WHEN: May 21, 2016, 1-3 pm
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Facebook event page here.

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206-431-1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

May
28
Sat
2016
Ancient Local Plant and Animal Community Recovery Workshop and Tour @ Orchard St Ravine
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Naturalist Stewart Wechsler (of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures) on Saturday, May 28th, 10:00 am–2:00 pm for an Ancient Local Plant and Animal Community Recovery Workshop and Tour:

Learn Stewart’s methods, developed over the last 20 years, how best to help the wealth of the ancient pre-European local ecological community grow back. Unlike much of what is called “restoration”, Stewart’s methods start with the principle that “mother knows best”, with the mother plants and mother nature knowing best when and where to grow their offspring, and letting them do most of the planting, while we give them a helping hand to re-spread over the land that, before European contact, they had completely covered in a great wealth of diversity. We will start in Stewart’s Orchard St Ravine mini-prairie, where Stewart has helped the local prairie community make a come-back, then head to Lincoln Park, where the ancient local plant community had already had Seattle’s greatest remaining natural diversity, and where Stewart has helped it maintain and regain some of its pre-European rich diversity and surface coverage.

$25 or any contribution.

Contact: 206 932-7225 or email ecostewart@gmail.com.

Jun
3
Fri
2016
West Seattle Class of 1956 60th reunion @ Salty's on Alki
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

West Seattle Class of 1956 is having their 60th class reunion at Salty’s on Alki on June 3 2016.

It will be held from 11:00 am til 3 pm on Friday June 3rd 2016. For more information contact
Sally Jo Banker Rich at 206 282 4335 or email sjrich99@gmail.com.
Hope to see you all there.

Jun
4
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

“Sentinels of the Sound” Alki Beach Cleanup
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s estimated that up to 80% of all marine debris originates from land. You can make a difference. Do your part to help keep marine life safe by removing trash from Alki Beach and the surrounding sidewalks and street. Before volunteers disperse to clean up the beach, there will be a brief talk on the devastating impact of trash and marine debris on wildlife. This year, Seattle Parks is unable to provide cleanup materials, so please bring your own gloves and trash “pluckers”. Garbage bags will be distributed at the check-in table.

When: Saturday, June 4 2016, 10 am–12 pm
Where: Alki Beach, West Seattle (assemble at Alki’s Statue of Liberty plaza, 61st Ave SW and Alki Ave SW)

For more details and to RSVP, please visit Seal Sitters website: http://www.sealsitters.org/about_us/beach_cleanups.html

Co-sponsored by Seal Sitters MMSN and the Alki Community Council.

West Seattle High School all-school reunion @ West Seattle High School
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The West Seattle High School Alumni Association’s Annual All-School Reunion will be held on June Saturday, June 4th, from 2:00 to 5:30 pm. This reunion is for every school year that West Seattle High School has been open. Come find out what room your “class” is meeting in and find what your classmates have been doing since you graduated. If you have friends in that were in other grad years, check out their rooms and see if they came, too! Learn more on their website here.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH
ALL-SCHOOL REUNION AT WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL, 2-5:30 pm.

If you’ve ever attended an All-School Reunion, you know that the class celebrating its 50th reunion gets the biggest and best room in the place. This year, the big room will be ours. We’ll have several hours to continue earlier conversations and to start new ones, some with old friends from other classes. Finger food will be served. There will be classic cars to see. We’ll take a class photograph. Our own Gary Smith will be the Master of Ceremonies at a recognition program in the auditorium. Scholarship students, monogram club members and this year’s Hall of Fame inductees will be honored, as will we. And we’ll be first on the program!

AFTER PARTY AT AN EXCITING NEW WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANT, 4-9 pm

SOME OF US WILL LEAVE THE ALL-SCHOOL REUNION ONCE WE’VE HAD OUR MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE RECOGNITION PROGRAM. OTHERS MAY DECIDE TO STAY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL UNTIL THE ALL-SCHOOL REUNION ENDS. WHENEVER YOU LEAVE, CONSIDER DRIVING DOWN TO AN EXCITING NEW WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANT, SO NEW THAT WE’VE YET TO DISCOVER IT. FEAR NOT. WHEN WE FIND IT, WE’LL POST ITS NAME HERE. WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE RESTAURANT, YOUR CLASSMATES WILL BE WAITING TO GREET YOU. WITH ANY LUCK, DELICIOUS GREEN SALADS, SOUPS, SMALL PLATES AND FULL DINNERS WILL BE ON THE MENU, ALONG WITH A WIDE SELECTION OF COFFEE, SOFT DRINKS, CRAFT BEERS, DRAFT BEERS AND WINE. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DRINK, SNACK OR EAT DINNER WHILE YOU BASK IN THE AFTERGLOW OF WHAT WE HOPE WILL HAVE BEEN A GLORIOUS REUNION.

Jun
11
Sat
2016
‘Spring at South’ event @ South Seattle College
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Explore & Enjoy Greenbelt Walks, Gardens, Wine Tasting and more during the “Spring at South” event at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10 am–7 pm
(all gardens open dawn to dusk)

Free Events! Come with family (fun for kids too) and friends to explore these community treasures.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Guided Interpretive Walks
11 am and 1:30 pm
45 minutes on firm gravel trail; option for 45 minutes longer on a rugged trail; wear long pants and hiking boots. Information table in Chan Education Center; plus history interviewing from 12–1:30 pm.
Nature Consortium Table – Chan Education Center

Seattle Chinese Garden
Open House Cultural Activities & Displays
11 am to 5 pm

Northwest Wine Academy
Spring Release Wine Tasting & Light Appetizers
Noon to 7 pm
– Tasting Room & Outdoor Patio

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

Community Orchard of West Seattle
Along greenbelt at NE corner of parking lot
Self-guided visits & Information

Photography Exhibits
Landscapes at South
Northwest Wine Academy
Scenes of Chongqing, China
Chan Education Center

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

South Seattle College, North Entrance. Click here for campus map.

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Environmental Education Station Event @ Camp Long
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The City of Seattle Parks and Recreation in collaboration with King Conservation District brings you the Environmental Education Station at Camp Long. Led by youth from the LEEF leadership program (Leaders in Environmental Equity and Facilitation), this will be a day of hands-on Environmental Education Learning and activities in the 68-acre wooded forest. Everyone is welcome, food will be provided as well as rock climbing, zip lining, live performances and more! (Zip lining is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited, so come early!)

This event is free and open to the public.

Questions or want to volunteer?? Email Project Coordinator Nafasi Ferrell at nafasi@dnda.org or call (206) 935-2999

Learn more about the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association‘s Cultural Events Series:
http://dnda.org/culturalseries/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757453151136203/

Jul
2
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Jul
3
Sun
2016
Deaf Community beach walk at low tide @ South Alki beach
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm
–Deaf Community beach walk at South Alki/Constellation Park: Meet us on the beach! Sign language interpretation available between 10 am and 1 pm at South Alki beach.

July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
5
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
6
Wed
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
9
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Jul
19
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
20
Wed
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
21
Thu
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
22
Fri
2016
Chief Sealth IHS multi-class reunion @ Lincoln Park
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you are a ’60s or ’70s graduate of Chief Sealth High School, you’re invited to the first-ever multi-class reunion, 5-8 pm July 22nd on the beach at Lincoln Park. Organizer David Katt says picnic shelters #3 and #4, plus 20 tables, will be set up (the area closest to the park’s south end). He and Tom Huling from the Class of ’72 are sponsoring this first multi-class event, “with several other classes involved,” and you can reach him with questions at djkatt@comcast.net or 206-650-0863. The announcement also notes, “Some catering will be provided but Chief Sealth alums are encouraged to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to this complimentary event.”

Jul
23
Sat
2016
WSHS Class of 1996 – 20th Reunion @ Dakota Park Place
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle High School class of 1996 celebrates our 20-year High School Reunion!

We’re hosting an adult-only event on Saturday evening, followed by a family-friendly picnic Sunday. Please find more details on our website below – here are the basics:

RSVP: http://wshs1996reunion.blogspot.com/

July 23:
Dakota Park Place (West Seattle), 6:00–11:00 pm
Historic West Seattle Venue – Beer – Wine – Food – Memory Book – Photo Booth- 90s tunes – Memory lane slideshow!

July 24:
Family Day at Hiawatha Park (adjacent to WSHS), 12:00 noon

We look forward to seeing you!!

Jul
24
Sun
2016
WSHS Class of 1996 – 20th Reunion @ Hiawatha Park
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

West Seattle High School class of 1996 celebrates our 20-year High School Reunion!

We’re hosting an adult-only event on Saturday evening, followed by a family-friendly picnic Sunday. Please find more details on our website below – here are the basics:

RSVP: http://wshs1996reunion.blogspot.com/

July 23:
Dakota Park Place (West Seattle), 6:00–11:00 pm
Historic West Seattle Venue – Beer – Wine – Food – Memory Book – Photo Booth- 90s tunes – Memory lane slideshow!

July 24:
Family Day at Hiawatha Park (adjacent to WSHS), 12:00 noon

We look forward to seeing you!!

Aug
6
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Aug
13
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Aug
20
Sat
2016
Duwamish Estuary Habitat Restoration Work Party @ Herring's House Park
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue restoration in this park located along the Duwamish River (Seattle’s only river!). EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior
experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org.

West Seattle High School Class of 1971 reunion @ WS Golf Course
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fun is Ageless; We are Timeless! Don’t Miss Out!

West Seattle High School’s Class of 1971’s 45th Reunion is rapidly approaching! Our “Throwback to 1971” is Saturday, August 20 at West Seattle Golf Course Clubhouse from 4 pm to 10 pm.

We’ll be celebrating with ’70s Music, Cocktail Food, a Photo Booth, Friendship, Nostalgia and so much more! Several from our Class will be speaking in the Program which starts at 6:00 pm.

For more details and how to join us please see our Facebook page “West Seattle High School Class of 1971” or contact Jim Biava at Jim@JimBiava.com

Sep
3
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Sep
10
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Sep
17
Sat
2016
International Coastal Cleanup Day @ Alki Beach Park
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance: Saturday, September 17th at Alki Beach 9:00 am–12:00 pm.

Three starting locations are available around the West Seattle shoreline to cover maximum ground: Charles Richey Sr. Viewpoint, Alki Beach Bathhouse, and Seacrest Park. Click here to sign up and participate!

Time: 9:30 – 12:00 on Saturday, September 17

The International Coastal Cleanup is the largest global volunteer project in service to our rivers, lakes and oceans. Each fall, approximately 800,000 people worldwide clean up their local waterways and document every single piece of trash collected. The results are sent to the Ocean Conservancy and published into an annual report to give us an idea of exactly what is floating around in our oceans (hint: the most prevalent item is small, plastic, and brown and white in color).

Last year, over 18 million pounds of trash were collected. What will be found this year?

Website and registration:
http://www.pugetsoundkeeper.org/alki-west-seattle-cleanup/

Sep
18
Sun
2016
Duwamish Native Plant Stewardship Day @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sept. 18th at the Duwamish Longhouse. A fun day to learn about Native Plant stewardship. Talks, walk, food & opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1089287014512753/

Free activities. 10am -Restoring Duwamish Native Plants; 11:30 am-Lunch provided; Free Hey Duwamish! App; 12:30 pm-Edible Native Plants; 1:30 pm-Urban Gardening Hotline; 2:30 pm-Duwamish Alive: talk & walk along the Duwamish River to restoration site. Upcoming volunteer opportunities.

10–11:30 am–Local Native Plants—Planting & Cultivation–Steve Richmond, Garden Cycles and Nancy Sackman, Duwamish Tribe. www.gardencycles.com, www.duwamishtribe.org

11:30-12:30–Lunch provided. Hey Duwamish! App Demo—Mapping environmental projects along the Duwamish River. www.heydywamish.org

12:30-1:30–Edible Native Plants—Pam Bond Cello, Snohomish Tribe
http://www.edcc.edu/campuscommunityfarm/cultural-kitchen.html

1:30-2:30–Urban Gardening—Free TA Program—Laura Matter,The Garden Hotline, Seattle Tilth. Building an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable food system. www.seattletilth.org

2:30-4 pm–Duwamish Alive—Upcoming Habitat Restoration Volunteer Opportunities– Talk at the Longhouse followed by walk along the Duwamish River to restoration site at Herring House Park. www.duwamishalive.org

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt. Duwamish activities are funded in part by a grant from the King County Conservation District. http://www.kingcd.org/programs-grant.htm

Our project’s objectives are:

– to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,
– to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and
– to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

Oct
1
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Oct
8
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Oct
9
Sun
2016
Delridge Way SW Community Trash Pick Up Workparty @ Uptown Espresso
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Delridge Neighborhood Council is hosting a Community Adopt-A-Street Trash Pick Up event to beautify northern Delridge Way SW and surrounding streets. The Seahawks have a bye on Sunday… so let that not be your excuse!

Trash bags, gloves, pickers and other supplies are provided. You are also welcome to pick up trash bags and use them to pick up trash on your own street instead. You will just need to let me know where your full bags are located so I can coordinate pick up by the city.

This is a great family activity and you can participate for as little or as much time as you have to spare.

For those interested, we will be meeting a half hour early at Uptown Espresso for a neighborhood coffee social (and donut holes!) prior to heading out.

DATE: Sunday, October 9th

TIME: 9:30 – coffee social, 10:00 – head out for trash pickup

LOCATION: Meet at Uptown Espresso by 10:00 am

If you would like to help pick up trash at a different time or location, I am happy to deliver bags and supplies to you. Email Contact@ndnc.org if you’d like to arrange picking up bags with Kirsten.

Thanks for participating in your community!

Kirsten Smith, NDNC Beautification Chair

Oct
22
Sat
2016
FauntNeau Triangle Work Party @ Fauntleroy Way SW/SW Juneau St
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

As part of the Seattle ReLeaf program – Join your neighbors and help us start the transformation of this neighborhood gem. This triangle, which serves as a busy bus stop, is also home to birds and squirrels and provides a much needed buffer to the neighboring homes. Help us remove aggressive weeds and care for the mature trees. We’ll provide tools, gloves, and instruction.

Saturday, October 22nd
9 am – 12 pm

Meet at triangle between Fauntleroy Way SW, SW Juneau St & 39th Ave SW

For more information and to RSVP:
www.seattle.gov/trees/events.html

Tree Ambassador@Seattle.gov

(206)615-1668

Duwamish Alive Fall Planting at Longfellow Creek
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps, the King Conservation District, the Duwamish Alive Coalition and the Green Seattle Partnership to help restore the forest surrounding Longfellow Creek. We will be planting over 750 native trees and shrubs, and need your help!

We will supply gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health,
information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing.

Groups, families, and volunteers of all ages are welcome to join. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or
contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions.

Duwamish Alive! T-107 Park Habitat Volunteer Project @ T-107 Park
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Restore – and kayak – at Duwamish Alive! T-107 Park Habitat Volunteer Project
October 22nd, 10:00 am–2:00 pm

On October 22nd join Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG, EarthCorps Sound Stewards, and Puget Soundkeeper as we keep important habitat and public access space along the Duwamish River safe and beautiful!

Contact Hannah at hannah@duwamishcleanup.org to sign-up!

Learn more: http://duwamishcleanup.org/programs/duwamish-alive/

As a volunteer at this site, you will be part of Duwamish Alive!, a restoration and cleanup event working to make lasting improvements at over 12 sites in the Duwamish Watershed. This is the 10th year of this volunteer effort to make a positive impact within our community while learning about our local environment. Duwamish Alive! is a collaborative effort of local communities, municipalities, non-profits, and businesses to preserve and enhance habitat for people and wildlife towards improving the health of the Puget Sound. Restoration events are held twice a year. Learn more: http://www.duwamishalive.org/index.html

Duwamish Alive: Planting Season Kickoff work party @ Pigeon Point Park
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Nature Consortium in their kickoff planting event of the season at the Pigeon Point Park! Live music and pizza will be provided!

In partnership with Duwamish Alive, a coalition of over 30 partners including community organization, municipalities, non-profits and businesses, we are working together in the Duwamish River watershed to promote awareness about Seattle’s hometown river, improve water quality, and to preserve and enhance native plant species.

The event will be held Saturday, October 22nd at Pigeon Point Park from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Interested volunteers can sign up at http://www.naturec.org/volunteer/

If you have questions, please contact volunteer@naturec.org

Revive Denny IMS’s Learning Garden
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Little Red Hen Project and Denny International Middle School Science Department invite you to join them in the work of reviving the school’s Learning Garden. As one parent put it:

The Denny Learning garden will provide our kids with more than just tomatoes. In this garden, kids will have a hands-on learning experience, giving a real, tangible understanding to the lessons that are taught at their desks.

Kids and parents at Denny will reap the rewards of community building as the lessons of biology mix together with the lessons of teamwork and patience. Departments will “adopt” the garden for a month to maintain the upkeep, as the Little Red Hen Project (LRHP) provides the consulting toward growing a garden that can teach our kids the lessons that can’t be taught with an iPad.

High School Students can earn service hours on campus by taking on leadership positions. After school programs can be held in the plaza at the garden, or in the amphitheater, which faces a native bioswale.

If (when) we get the project infrastructure in place, we may also be able to provide a place for troubled students can option, rather than detention, so instead of staring at their thumbs in detention hall, kids can watch their thumbs turn green.

The Little Red Hen Project also points out that this is about food justice, one of the great divides in our area and elsewhere, “a problem that impacts our youth the most, as kids go to school without proper nutrition, which leads to a decline in grades and mood. The Little Red Hen Project is dedicated to reaching our community families to teach each other how proper food can lead to a better future.”

Oct
29
Sat
2016
‘Oregon Grape’ Landscape Survey & Work Party @ South Seattle College
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle loves the Arboretum at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), but did you know that another exciting horticulture project is taking shape on campus? It’s a research study evaluating the potential of Mahonia (think ‘Oregon Grape’) species and varieties for Pacific Northwest landscapes.

This study is the first of its kind in our region and the West Seattle community is invited to get involved. We have a volunteer party scheduled for Saturday 29th, from 9 am-Noon. Please join us & help this exciting project. We’ll have rakes and shovels and tasty refreshments and good company!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizer at:

Randall Hitchin, Landscape Horticulture Instructor
randall.hitchin@seattlecolleges.edu

Nov
1
Tue
2016
Say “BOO” to trash at the California Cleanup
Nov 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Goblins can create a lot of trash. Join other West Seattle Chamber members as we give back to our community. On Nov 1st, members will meet at the 7-11 at 3801 California Ave SW at 4:30 pm to hand out supplies and form teams. Together we’ll pick up trash from SW Charlestown to SW Alaska.

Many hands make light work. When we “Talked Trash” in Sept we had the street spotless in an hour. Register today so we know the amount of supplies to have on hand for the volunteers.

Afterwards we’ll stop at a local establishment for food and drinks. We’ll have a lot of fun while helping to clean up our neighborhood and building camaraderie.
Register now to get full details!
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Nov
5
Sat
2016
Harbor/Avalon Neighborhood Cleanup work party
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Neighborhood will be holding a work party to continue the clean up of the Avalon / Harbor at Manning area Harbor Avalon Neighborhood on November 5th (9 am-noon).

WHY: This is the second in a series of work parties to ready the site for the Neighborhood Street and Park fund grant work that will commence in February 2017 AND provide a green buffer for neighboring homes and businesses.

WHEN: Saturday November 5th from 9am-noon. SAVE THE DATE and bring your family and friends.

WHERE: Meet at the intersection of Manning at Avalon. Help us remove aggressive weeds, care for the mature trees, and improve sightlines for pedestrians and traffic. We’ll provide tools, gloves, and instruction. No experience necessary.

REGISTER: Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LunaParkNov5

Join us along with area Luna Park Merchants and the Seattle reLeaf Tree Ambassador team as we work to positively brand our unique West Seattle space!

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma!

The Friends of Lincoln Park group hosts twice-monthly work parties to restore and maintain natural areas. Upcoming dates: third Sundays (Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20) and first Saturdays (Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3). Muster at 9 am at the kiosk in the north parking lot with sturdy shoes, long pants, work gloves, water, and layers suited to the weather.

Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

… and find out more on the Friends of Lincoln Park blog.

Fall Planting at Westcrest Park work party
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps & the Green Seattle Partnership as we improve the health of an amazing urban forest in Southwest Seattle! We will be removing invasive plants and performing restoration site maintenance in preparation for planting.

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org with any questions.

Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk & Salmon Watch @ Dragonfly Pavillion
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance:

Join us as we walk a section of Longfellow Creek in West Seattle to investigate the health of one of our local salmon runs. Longfellow Creek, which flows from Roxhill Bog to Elliot Bay, provides spawning habitat for a population of coho salmon every year.

A group of dedicated volunteers is working with Soundkeeper to monitor whether the coho in Longfellow reproduce successfully or succumb to stormwater pollution in the river and die before spawning (a phenomenon known as pre-spawn mortality). Every day for the duration of the salmon run, teams are documenting their observations of live coho and dissecting the dead carcasses to check spawning condition. Come join our Saturday group of volunteers and see them in action!

Also at the event will be groups from the Nature Consortium, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, King County Conservation District, and the City of Seattle to talk about wetland recovery, native plants, rain gardens, and what Seattle is doing to reduce the effects of toxic stormwater runoff on salmon populations and other wildlife.

This is a great way to observe one of nature’s most amazing migrations, get a taste of scientific field work, and learn more about what you can do to restore the health of our local waterways.

Equipment: Be prepared to get dirty. Wear athletic clothing and shoes that can get wet. We will be walking along the creek through some muddy areas.

Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Dragonfly Garden, 4107 28th Avenue SW, Seattle 98126

To RSVP: Email Kerry at kerry@pugetsoundkeeper.org or call (206) 297-7002.

Nov
12
Sat
2016
Green Seattle Day work party @ Various WS locations
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for the annual Green Seattle Day!

Saturday, November 12th, 9:00 am
Green Seattle Day is our biggest party of the year, and we want you there! Join hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of plants in parks throughout The Emerald City. All community members are welcome!

The event runs from 9 am-noon at Camp Long, and at 15 other parks across Seattle. No experience necessary. Tools, gloves, plants, coffee, snacks, and instruction provided.

Longfellow Creek (West Seattle)
Orchard Street Ravine (West Seattle)
Camp Long Hub (West Seattle)

Sign up here for Green Seattle Day at Camp Long and Longfellow Ck./Brandon St. Natural Area, and help keep Seattle green and healthy, one tree at a time.

Join hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of trees and other plants in parks throughout the City that will grow up to be the next generation of our urban forest. Green Seattle Day is a celebration of the forest that makes this the Emerald City. Help us keep it that way!

This family-friendly planting day is great for all ages, and no experience is necessary. We’ll bring the plants, tools, gloves, coffee, and snacks. You’ll get a great work-out, spend some time outside in a beautiful park, and feel great knowing that you spent the morning doing something good for your community and our urban environment. Bring friends and family with you, or meet new friends as you work together in your neighborhood park.

Everyone can help – sign up to volunteer now! Advance registration really helps us to plan the best event we can for all of our volunteers.

Dress warmly for the weather – we will be out rain or shine – and wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes that can get dirty and wet. Bring a water bottle and reusable coffee mug if you have them. We will have coffee to fill up, and some snacks to keep you going!

Register early at www.greenseattle.org

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Nov
19
Sat
2016
Fall Planting at Lincoln Park work party
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we work to make the forests and shoreline of Lincoln Park healthy! This West Seattle landmark is one of the city’s largest and most popular parks. Its 135 acres are home to ball fields, playgrounds, trails, shoreline, and forest. We must act now to preserve the forests of the park for the enjoyment of future generations. Aggresive weeds like English ivy and Himalayan blackberry are choking out native vegetation and are bringing early deaths to Lincoln’s trees. We will be planting native trees and shrubs, and need your help!

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions.

Nov
20
Sun
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma!

The Friends of Lincoln Park group hosts twice-monthly work parties to restore and maintain natural areas. Upcoming dates: third Sundays (Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20) and first Saturdays (Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3). Muster at 9 am at the kiosk in the north parking lot with sturdy shoes, long pants, work gloves, water, and layers suited to the weather.

Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

… and find out more on the Friends of Lincoln Park blog.

Day of Remembrance, West Seattle @ Ampersand Café
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

West Seattleites interested in helping memorialize people killed in traffic incidents are invited to gather at Ampersand Café on Alki at 10 am. Volunteers will fan out to place silhouettes at the sites where people were killed. Other groups are meeting at other sites around the city; background info here.

Dec
3
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma!

The Friends of Lincoln Park group hosts twice-monthly work parties to restore and maintain natural areas. Upcoming dates: third Sundays (Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20) and first Saturdays (Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3). Muster at 9 am at the kiosk in the north parking lot with sturdy shoes, long pants, work gloves, water, and layers suited to the weather.

Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

… and find out more on the Friends of Lincoln Park blog.

Dec
10
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Dec
13
Tue
2016
Fall Planting at Camp Long work party
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue our work at Camp Long, one of Seattle’s favorite forests. We will be planting native trees and shrubs, and need your help! EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing.

December 13th, 9 am-noon
December 17th, 9 am-noon
The entrance to Camp Long is located at the intersction of SW Dawson St and 35th Ave SW.

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions

Dec
14
Wed
2016
Artful, Therapeutic, and Informed Weeding at Lincoln Park
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Wednesday, December 14th 8:30 am–11:00 am, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers: Artful, Therapeutic and Informed Weeding:

Help preserve our natural heritage for future generations. Learn the best strategies to help declining local, wild rarities grow back, as we protect them from weeds. The wealth of our ancient, unique, local natural community, has been in decline ever since the first global gold seekers brought with them seeds of weeds that our local natural community was not adapted to living with. Tinkering with plants as we sit in beautiful natural surroundings, goes back in our evolutionary roots to before agriculture, and there is an instinctive therapy in sitting on a bed of moss, plucking out plants, either for harvest, or to help valued surrounding plants, or both. As we sit in nature with our neighbors, wiggling out weeds, we can learn various strategic weeding methods, including learning the identification and root structure of each weed species we target, then when, how, and where, they would disperse if we let them. We can also learn which weeds we can nibble on. Then we learn the reason we are weeding, which is to help the re-spreading of the declining local, wild plants, and the wild animals that are adapted to the declining plants, those weeds were pushing out. Then on the way out we can learn the art of “weed walking”, where we pull the weeds away from the declining wild plants, while we walk, hardly losing a step.

This is a world that we could be moving back towards with each of our community gatherings in nature, where we are contributing to the natural community as a mutualistic member of that community, rather than a parasitic or predatory member of that community. Could this model go viral? Could it spread around the globe better and last longer than Pokeman Go? Why not?

I ask that people preregister to ensure that the group size is manageable both for me and the mosses. e-mail me at ecostewart@gmail.com or phone me at 206 932-7225 (currently only land line).

While the program is free, Stewart appreciates any useful support that the human community gives him that will help the growth of the success of his efforts to promote the protection and recovery our most precious and unique local natural communities that our misguided human culture has increasingly been degrading and diminishing.

Dec
17
Sat
2016
Fall Planting at Camp Long work party
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue our work at Camp Long, one of Seattle’s favorite forests. We will be planting native trees and shrubs, and need your help! EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing.

December 13th, 9 am-noon
December 17th, 9 am-noon
The entrance to Camp Long is located at the intersction of SW Dawson St and 35th Ave SW.

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions

Jan
7
Sat
2017
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Jan
8
Sun
2017
Learning the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Sunday, January 8th, 11:00 am–1:30 pm, join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures to Learn the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself from Mother Nature’s Medicine Man, who has spent most of his 60 years studying her local natural community, and how we might best help with the protection and recovery of her incredible wealth and beauty that has been in decline ever since the first human sought to control and exploit her. This will be an all generations program for all levels of knowledge. Learning and practicing the protection and healing of our natural community is not only fascinating, and feels like a good thing to be doing for the world, but doing it is therapeutic and a good activity to rebuild richer, and healthier, human community around.

This session is at one of Seattle’s greatest remaining urban oases of nature at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The following session could be at your favorite remaining local oasis of nature, where you and your neighbors renew your spirits in nature. I don’t ask for any monetary contributions for this program, but I do ask for any help you can contribute towards my efforts to promote a paradigm shift for the human community to increasingly again appreciate and serve our Mother Nature, while again serving the health of our human communities in the process.

Preregistration is not required, but if you tell me you are coming it will help me estimate the size group to plan for. We might follow up by planning a “stewardship adventure” to a site where some species still thrives, that we estimate once thrived at our favorite local oasis of nature, but has since become rare or lost, as we build a growing community of stewards. We can learn about that species that has become rare or lost from that favorite nature spot, do enough stewardship of its habitat in that remaining stronghold that the mother plant would be happy to give us a few of her seeds to give good homes to, and bring them back to our favorite local nature oasis for her. If no one contacts me, and it’s weather is too rough, I may not show up. Call or e-mail: 206 932-7225; ecostewart@gmail.com

Jan
14
Sat
2017
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Jan
16
Mon
2017
Fauntleroy & Juneau Green Space Work Party
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join neighbors and friends this Martin Luther King Jr. Day and serve your community by helping us continue the transformation of this neighborhood gem. We’ll be removing weeds, planting new items, and spreading mulch. Gloves, vests, and all tools will be provided.

DATE: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16th
PARTY TIME: 9 am – 12 pm
LOCATION: Meet at the Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Juneau green space triangle
RSVP: www.seattle.gov/trees/events.html

For more information contact: TreeAmbassador@Seattle.gov or call (206)615-1668

MLK Day of Service at Longfellow Creek @ Greg Davis Park
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer in your local forest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Join the King Conservation District for a day of community environmental restoration along Longfellow Creek in the West Seattle neighborhood. We will be removing invasive English Ivy and installing native plants such as Western Red Cedar and Salmonberry.
What to Bring?
Clothes that can get muddy
Sturdy shoes (rain boots, hiking boots, or tennis shoes)
Water bottle
Coffee mug (for coffee or tea)
What is Provided?
tools
gloves
training
site tour and background
Questions? Contact Jacob de Guzman at RestorationIP@kingcd.org or call 425-282-1909

RSVP by going here.

MLK Day of Service: White Center Heights Park
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate MLK Day with King County Parks staff and neighbors as we work to improve the health of White Center Heights Park. Event is 10am-2pm and we will be learning about the plants and animals of the park, digging out blackberry and planting native trees and shrubs. Please contact Lina Rose for more information – lina.rose@kingcounty.gov , 206.491.5014

MLK Weekend of service – West Duwamish Greenbelt work party @ Pigeon Point Park
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Consortium is collaborating with United Way of King County by hosting an MLK Day of Service on January 16th, 2017. For this event we are looking for volunteers to help continue the effort in restoring the West Duwamish Greenbelt forest.

In 2016, more than 2,300 volunteers completed 140 projects all over King County for MLK Day of Service. Join with us on MLK Day of Service 2017 at Pigeon Point Park in restoring the West Duwamish Greenbelt. The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest contiguous forest within the City of Seattle, extending over 500 acres and providing important ecosystem services to the Duwamish Rivershed. Volunteers will provide a crucial boost to efforts aimed at restoring sites to healthy, diverse forests by planting native plant species and removing invasive plant species.

Activities will begin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Music, refreshments, tools, and instructions will be provided. All ages and abilities are welcomed as no experience is necessary; families, company groups, clubs, individuals, schools, are encouraged to participate which is why we are reaching out to you.

Please reach out to Caroline Borsenik with the Nature Consortium at caroline@naturec.org or 206.923.0853 Ext 100 about your interest in participating in MLK Day of Service on January 16th at Pigeon Point Park.

Jan
20
Fri
2017
Alki Beach Clean Up @ Alki Beach, Statue of Liberty
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The inauguration will mark the start of four years that our service to our community will be ever so important.

Let’s celebrate the power of us today. The things that we can do as a community are amazing. Together we will clean up the beach and make a difference right here.

If you can wear something purple it would be awesome for all of us to have a visual reminder that we are together.

9 am: We will meet by the Statue of Liberty and open with some kind words out to the world and a song

9:30 – 11:30 am: Then we clean up all long Alki, the walking path and the businesses – let’s clean it up.

11:30 am: We can meet back up by the Statue of Liberty, share some words and end in song!