Healthy watershed = healthy water

From one of our friends… Go Friends of the Monstorous Root Ball Team!!  (we are partial to the name)

Hello friends and neighbors!

Seattle Works Day is just 10 days away – if you’re looking to get outside and help your community, we still have 40+ open spots on our project along Longfellow Creek.  Please feel free to invite friends or family – there is plenty of work to do!  I am kind of biased regarding the project area, as I’ve led a few community walks along the Longfellow Creek trail the past year (and planning another one in June).  The creek is a tributary to the Duwamish and serves as an important ecosystem resource for West Seattle – particularly the Delridge/Youngstown neighborhood – unfortunately 100+ years of development has taken its toll and the creek conditions are highly degraded.  That’s where we come in!  We’ll be continuing much needed restoration work at the Brandon Street Natural Area site (a few blocks west of the Delridge Library, kiddie-corner from Camp Long).
Click here to register (select Friends of the Monstorous Root Ball team):
More details about the project below.  Hope you can join us!
DATE: Saturday, May 18, 2013
TIME: Noon – 3.30pm
WHERE: King Conservation District – 29th Ave SW & SW Brandon St Seattle 98106 | Neighborhood: Delridge/West Seattle
# of volunteers: 60 | Minimum age: 7
Volunteers will be helping improve salmon and wildlife habitat in the Brandon Street Natural Area. This work will include: removing invasive species, spreading mulch to increase soil fertility, and maintaining the thousands of plants that have previously been installed by volunteers.
Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community. Longfellow Creek and the Brandon Street Natural Area are important to the urban ecology of Seattle. Longfellow Creek is one of the last four free-flowing, salmon bearing creeks in Seattle. It is vital to repair and enhance the habitat around this resource for salmon, wildlife, and the residents of this community. This work has been completed solely through volunteers in partnership with the King Conservation District for over seven years.
When the project is done around 3:30, there’s always a rocking party at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion (food, drink [hosted beer], entertainment!)
Support Seattle Works
Your contribution supports Seattle Works’ year-round work to connect local organizations with enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. They facilitated over 20,000 hours of volunteer service last year alone! Your investment and participation in Seattle Works Day helps them do it.Seattle Works Day provides an easy, effective and fun way to support your community. And hopefully it will be something that inspires YOU to continue connecting!


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