Celebrate Earth Month with Seattle Parks and Recreation

Earth Day is Friday, April 22, but we’re using the whole month to celebrate! Join us and our partners at one of the many volunteer Earth Day events listed below, or view our event calendar or the Green Seattle Partnership volunteer calendar for more options, and help give back to your community. Volunteers can get involved in a variety of projects at local parks, urban forests, and other natural areas around the city this month. Volunteer activities include gardening, trail repair, mulching, cleanup, planting, weeding, invasive species removal, and much more.

Promoting responsible stewardship of the land is part of our mission, and volunteering with an environmentally focused program is a great way to make connections and spark action, inspiring the next generation of stewards.

April 13: Lakeridge Park Environmental Restoration
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Lakeridge Park
Join the Green Seattle Partnership for a work party at Lakeridge Park. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. The Green Seattle Partnership will provide tools, gloves, drinks and snacks. Email Peter Mason at petermason065@gmail for more information or click here for details.

April 14: Garden Planting at Garfield Community Center
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Garfield Community Center
Join other volunteers for a work party to help weed, spread compost, and plant at Garfield Community Center. Call Britt Lord-Jacobsen at 206-684-4788 for more information.

April 15: Forest Restoration at Carkeek Park
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Carkeek Park
Join the Green Seattle Partnership for a forest restoration work party at Carkeek Park. Wear weather appropriate clothing and bring any tools you wish. Call Loren McElvain at 206-782-7617 for more information or click here.

April 16: Restoration at Green Lake
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Green Lake
Join the Green Seattle Partnership for a restoration work party at Green Lake. Volunteers will spend the morning removing the English ivy that is growing along the northeastern shoreline. Email Andrea Watts at andwatts@live.com for more information or click here.

April 16 – 22: Earth Week on the Burke-Gilman Trail
Various times at various locations along the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Join the Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail for a work party to clear a new section of the Burke-Gilman Trail as they celebrate Earth Week. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle; tools and gloves will be provided. Please email Jim Corson at jim.corson@comcast.net for details.

April 17: Lewis Park Restoration Event
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lewis Park
Join the Green Seattle Partnership for a restoration work party at Lewis Park. Volunteers will help prepare some of the areas along 15th Ave. S by clearing woody material, spreading mulch and doing maintenance on the trail work already completed. Call Peter Kalmes at 206-947-2393 for more information or click here.

April 19: Kubota Work Party
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Kubota Garden
Enjoy hands-on work with staff gardeners and other like-minded volunteers. Tools and gloves are provided. Meet at the Crew Quarters (brown building, south of Parking Lot) prior to 10 a.m. Contact Marcia High at 206-684-4584 for more information or click here.

April 22: Restoration at Carkeek Park
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Carkeek Park
Join the Green Seattle Partnership for a forest restoration work party at Carkeek Park. Wear weather appropriate clothing and bring any tools you wish. Call Loren McElvain at 206-782-7617 for more information or click here.

April 23: Find Your Park Day of Service at the Washington Park Arboretum
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Washington Park Arboretum
Join the Student Conservation Association, the Washington Arboretum, the UW Botanical Gardens, and Seattle Parks and Recreation to do restoration work, including mulching, planting, and trail repair at the Washington Park Arboretum. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, preferably work boots or sturdy sneakers, and bring a reusable water bottle. Contact Lauren Sinnott at lsinnott@thesca.org for more information or click here.