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.
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!