Summary: The Crown Hill Center needs as many people as possible between now and April 11 at noon to pledge volunteer hours over the next year. This is for funds matching towards replacing the west wing roof. Even an hour is a huge help because in part of the scoring for this grant is the number of volunteers we engage. Please email your name, an email address, number of hours pledged for the next year, and any particular task with which you’d like to help to Catherine.Weatbrook@gmail.com
Besides pledging hours, please forward this to your groups and members and friends. Thank you for your pledges and helping quickly spread the word!
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Looks like we’ve all been invited to Carkeek Park’s Earth Day cleanup and celebration. I went last year and it was a lot of fun:
Join the 31st Annual Carkeek Park Earth Day Celebration
Groups, families and individuals will gather to help clean up Carkeek Park on Saturday, April 16. Activities include storm drain stenciling, and cleaning up litter in and around Carkeek Park. Last year we collected over 1300 lbs of trash and recyclables!
Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Seattle Public Utilities & Neighborhoods Chair, will help kick off the event.
Where: Meet at the Carkeek Environmental Learning Center at 950 NW Carkeek Park Road.
When: Saturday, April 16, 8:30 am – noon
Registration Required: 206-363-4116
Help us beat last year’s accomplishments!
- 90 participants
- 60 storm drains stenciled
- 903 lbs of trash collected, 314 lbs of recycling collected
Sr. Public Relations Specialist
Seattle Public Utilities
The City of Seattle is looking for people to volunteer as tree ambassadors to help with protecting and growing our urban forest.
The Tree Ambassador program empowers residents to become stewards of the urban forest and serve as resources for their local community. Tree Ambassadors will be trained in the basics of urban forestry, leadership and community organizing. Tree Ambassadors will work in teams of 2-3 people to develop neighborhood projects such as tree walks, invasive species removal workdays, and/or tree plantings.
Check it out here. Crown Hill Neighbors recently received a Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple grant to develop a tree walk and study some of the benefits of the urban forest in Crown Hill. We hosted Arthur Lee Jacobson on a very well attended and received walk through a small portion of our survey area. If you attended our walk or are interested please consider volunteering.
Mayor Mike McGinn will be convening a Town Hall Meeting at Ballard High School. This is part of a series of three town hall meetings held in different areas of the City. The Mayor, City Departments and local community groups will be on hand to answer questions and hear what’s on your mind.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011, 5:30-8:00 PM
Ballard High School — Commons
1418 NW 65th St
- 5:30-6:30: Meet and Greet: City Departments and local volunteer organizations have info tables, answer questions and offer volunteer opportunities
- 6:30-6:40: Performance by youth performers
- 6:40-8:00: Open question and answer session with the Mayor and City staff
Volunteers are needed! Lets give the main drag through the neighborhood a spring spruce up. Show you care about our neighborhood. The Crown Hill Business Association and the Crown Hill Neighborhood Association are teaming up to do a general cleanup along 15th Ave NW and Holman Road. Meet at the Petco parking lot at 9 AM. Be prepared to pick up litter, paint out graffiti, tidy up vegetation working alongside your neighborhood businesses and neighbors.