More than 180 volunteer hours logged on Seattle Works Day

On Saturday, June 7, 120 volunteers from Amazon, Microsoft and Accenture helped remove non-native and invasive plant species from Kubota Gardens natural area and the East Duwamish Greenbelt in honor of Green Seattle Partnership’s Seattle Works Day of Service. Thanks to these volunteers, 3,000 square feet of new acres are now in restoration. More than 180 volunteer hours were logged in the city’s urban forest.

 

Seattle Parks volunteers log nearly 10,000 hours honoring Mother Nature

A volunteer assists with litter pick up at an Earth Month event at Golden Gardens park. The event was hosted by the Surfriders and the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Thank you to all of the volunteers who participated in an Earth Month work party this year.

Seattle Parks and Recreation had 105 work parties in April. Volunteer Programs Coordinator Theresa McEwen estimated that 3,150 volunteers donated a total of 9,450 hours of service through Seattle Parks and our partner organizations.

Seventy-six volunteers participated in an Earth Month event at Golden Gardens park. The event was hosted by the Surfriders and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Work parties were sponsored by Seattle Parks, “Friends of” groups, Green Seattle Partnership, nonprofits, community organizations and local businesses.

We are grateful for the crew chiefs, senior gardeners, volunteer coordinators and community organizers who made all of this year’s events possible.

If you’re interested in volunteering with Seattle Parks, please click HERE for a list of upcoming opportunities.