Green Seattle Day 2014



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200 people came together to pull invasive weeds and plant native trees and shrubs in Cheasty Forest.

 

Thank you, everyone who volunteered during the 9th Annual Green Seattle Day this past Saturday! I joined almost 200 people to plant nearly 1000 native trees and shrubs in our Cheasty Forest. The Cheasty volunteers had  removed mountains of ivy and other invasives over the past year and Saturday was the fun part — planting the new plants.

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Cory from Starbucks and Amy from REI joined me as an intrepid planting trio.

 

Friends of Cheasty Greenspace at Mt. View  has organized monthly work parties for years in this forest.  They have built community by connecting neighbors together.  This group represents the diversity of Beacon Hill and New Rainier Vista. People of all ages, incomes and cultural backgrounds come to improve the health of the forest for future generations.  Thanks to the Boys and Girls Club and the Orca Brownie Troop for helping us reclaim this Greenspace for Good!

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to this wonderful Orca Brownie Troop. They planted a nursery log and explained the benefits to me.

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