Cheasty Greenspace: MLK Weekend of Service Signature Event (South Seattle)


Cause Areas

When

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

Cheasty Greenspace25th Ave S & S McClellan St, Seattle, WASeattle, WA 98144


About

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue working in this 43 acre greenspace. MLK Day of Service participants should expect to learn a brief history of Cheasty Greenspace and an overview of Seattle's urban forests. Join thousands of volunteers nationwide in making MLK Day "a day ON, not a day OFF!"

THE BASICS:
EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

FOR YOUR SAFETY AND COMFORT, PLEASE BRING:

  • Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
  • Long pants and a long sleeve shirt (helps protect against prickly plants)
  • Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, or running shoes are all fine)
  • Sack lunch and snacks
  • Full water bottle

EarthCorps runs our events rain or shine! Remember to check the weather and bring appropriate layers and raingear/sun wear if needed.

THIS VIDEO MIGHT GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x68cNeaXkTk

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
While the exact tasks at hand vary, our projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and naturally filter rain water, absorb toxins in the air, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and they create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.

In order to help create healthy forests, we focus on removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry), maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed, and planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season.

GROUPS:
If you are coming as a group , the group leaders are expected to have an active and integral role in our events. Leaders, please make yourself known to EarthCorps staff and arrive early in order to meet your group members.

YOUTH:
All unaccompanied volunteers between the ages of 12 and 17 must bring a filled out Youth Waiver the day of the event. Youth under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Note: minimum age for unaccompanied youth at Kirkland events is 14.)

Youth and school groups of all ages are welcomed to attend; leaders should contact the Volunteer Team to complete a group waiver.

Do not web search the location for this park as it will take you to the wrong location

Approximate Address: 4513 Cheasty Blvd S, Seattle 98108

By Bus: Be sure to check current routes: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/ ,
  • From Bus Route #36:
    • Northbound, get off at Beacon Ave S & Cheasty Blvd S
    • Southbound, get off at Beacon Ave S & S Alaska St

Driving From I-5:
Proceed northbound or southbound on I-5. Merge onto COLUMBIA WAY S via exit number 163A toward 15TH AVE. S. Turn LEFT onto S SPOKANE ST and proceed up the hill. Turn right on BEACON AVE S and proceed past the Jefferson Park Golf Course. Turn left on S ALASKA ST. S ALASKA ST turns into CHEASTY BLVD. Follow Cheasty BLVD and look for EarthCorps table/event or signs directing you to the parking and registration areas.

Skills

  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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