Volunteers wanted to improve local green spaces

Do you love your neighborhood parks and green spaces? You can contribute to the beauty of our parks by volunteering at a local work party.

EOS Alliance is hosting monthly volunteer work parties at Maple School Natural Area on the first Saturday of every month, including this Saturday, February 5. Volunteers will help remove invasive blackberries and ivy from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then stay for a potluck.

If you plan to volunteer, you should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Gloves and tools will be provided. Meet at the entrance located at the top of the stairs at 20th Avenue South and South Lucile Street. Bring a dish to share for the potluck, too.

Lewis Park volunteers are also starting up for the year this Sunday, February 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gloves, tools, and snacks are provided. Neighbor Lenny promises hot coffee and hot chocolate this week, too. If you plan to volunteer, please notify Vinh at vngyen.green@yahoo.com. Lewis Park is located at Golf Drive South and South Charles Street, near the Amazon/Pac Med building.

On MLK Day weekend last month, many volunteers worked in Beacon Hill parks, including a large group at the Cheasty Greenbelt. The crew was organized by EarthCorps and included volunteers from Starbucks and elsewhere who worked on planting trees and clearing out invasive ivy and blackberry vines. See a post and photos at the City Year Seattle Blog.