There’s still time! Find an Earth Month event near you

At Seattle Parks and Recreation, we work toward improving the quality of life for Seattle residents every day. Because our parks and natural areas provide tremendous educational and recreational opportunities, it is vital to maintain them; but we can’t do it without your help.

Volunteers play a crucial role in the City and their contributions are invaluable to Seattle Parks and Recreation. In 2014, 36,633 volunteers donated nearly 260,000 of hours of service to the department.

This April, we’ve been hosting work parties and other volunteer events in honor of Earth Month, and there are still plenty of opportunities to pitch in.

For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, visit the online calendar. Always call ahead to ensure that the volunteer event is still taking place.

Tuesdays in the Garden, 9:30 a.m.-noon, April 14, Kubota Garden
Head to Kubota Garden for a volunteer work party. This is a great opportunity to work with experts in horticulture.
Details here.

Restore Deadhorse Canyon, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., April 15
Join volunteers for a restoration work party at Lakeridge Park.
Details here.

Carkeek Park’s 35th Earth Day celebration, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities, the Carkeek Park Advisory Council and the Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project for Carkeek Park’s 35th Annual Earth Day event. This inspiring day of service will include both one-time, day-of volunteer projects, such as a beach cleanup and trail restoration, as well as an opportunity to learn more about and sign up with volunteer groups and organizations that work in the park year-round.
Details here.

DuwamishAlive! 10-year anniversary event, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., April 18
Join DuwamishAlive! for its 10-year restoration event! Hundreds of volunteers will be working in 12-plus Duwamish Watershed sites to make lasting improvements in the vitality and health of native habitats.
Details here.

Golden Gardens Earth Week Work Party, 10 a.m., April 18
Help remove blackberry and other invasive plant species from Golden Gardens Park!.
Details here.

Seattle Tilth Drop-in Wetland Work Party, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., April 18
Drop in for a few hours (or the whole day!) and help Seattle Tilth staff, famers, volunteers and neighbors restore six acres of wetlands and forests on Seattle’s largest urban farm.
Details here.

Jackson Park Perimeter Trail Work Party, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., April 18
Help maintain one of Seattle’s newest walking trails surround Jackson Park Golf Course.
Details here.

Friends of Lincoln Park Work Party, 9 a.m. – noon, April 19
Head to the shores of Puget Sound and do your part to maintain Lincoln Park’s 80 acres of stunning, mature forest.
Details here.

Green Lake Litter Patrol, 9 – 11 a.m., April 19
Get some fresh air and exercise as you walk around Green Lake and help pick up litter.
Details here.

Llandover Woods Work Party, 9 a.m. – noon, April 19
Join the Friends of Llandover Woods for a Sunday work party.
Details here.

Greenwood Park Native Planting and Clean Up, 10 a.m. – noon, April 19
Help restore the southeast corner of Greenwood Park with native plantings including ferns, salal and huckleberry.
Details here.

Fremont Peak Park Work Party, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., April 19
Join the Friends of Fremont Peak Park and help weed and tidy the park in honor of Earth Day.
Details here.

Spring Cleaning at Linden Orchard Park, noon – 3 p.m., April 19
Join in a work party at Linden Orchard Park.
Details here.

Work Party in Discovery Park, 1- 4 p.m., April 19
Join the Green Seattle Partnership for a restoration work party at Discovery Park.
Details here.

Alki Beach Earth Day Cleanup, 2 – 4 p.m., April 22
Join Surfrider and help keep one of our beloved beaches clean.
Details here.

Earth Day Work Party at Crown Hill Glen Park, 4 – 7 p.m., April 22
Celebrate Earth Day by weeding, trimming or moving mulch in the park.
Details here.

North Beach Park Work Party, 9 a.m. – noon, April 25
Join Green Seattle Partnership for a work party in North Beach Park.
Details here.

Revive Forest Habitat at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 9 a.m. – noon, April 25
Join Green Seattle Partnership for a restoration work party at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park.
Details here.

Work Party at Kirke Park, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., April 25
Help volunteers spread bark chips in the north end of Kirke Park.
Details here.

Sea Shepherd Earth Day Beach Cleanup, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., April 25
Join the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in cleaning up Alki Beach.
Details here.

St. Mark’s Spring Abundance, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., April 25
Join Green Seattle Partnership for a restoration work party in St. Mark’s Greenbelt.
Details here.

Dakota Place Park Spring Cleanup, 9 a.m. – noon, April 26
Join Seattle Parks and Recreation for a spring work party at Dakota Place.
Details here.

Volunteer Park Trust Spring Restoration Day, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., April 26
Join Volunteer Park Trust in Volunteer Park to help remove invasive plants, mulch and prevent weed growth.
Details here.