Day of Caring
Each year, the Arboretum Foundation partners with UW Botanic Gardens, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and United Way of King County to bring volunteers from various companies to the Arboretum for Day of Caring. The volunteers perform a variety of jobs around the Arboretum, including weeding, mulching, and planting.
For information about Day of Caring and how to volunteer in the Seattle area, visit the United Way of King County website.
The 2015 event:
The Arboretum is incredibly grateful to the 120 volunteers that came here for Day of Caring on Friday, September 18. This year’s volunteers were from ZymoGenetics, Nordstrom, and Microsoft, and by the end of the day, they had completed six major maintenance projects in the Arboretum.
Teams from Microsoft spread mulch on Foster Island, mulched and pulled weeds in the Gateway to Chile and along Azalea Way, and removed invasives from the Viburnum Collection. Nordstrom volunteers helped mulch and weed the Holly Collection berms and swales. A ZymoGenetics crew cleaned signs and benches throughout the Arboretum.
Read the full report—and see lots more photos—on our volunteer blog!