Earth Day at the Arboretum
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Give back to public lands and help restore the Arboretum on Earth Day!
Once again, the Arboretum Foundation is partnering with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), UW Botanic Gardens, and Seattle Parks and Recreation to organize a work service event at the Arboretum on Earth Day.
WHEN: Saturday, April 21st, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112. (#43 or #48 bus to 24th Ave East at Lynn Street.) Meet at Crabapple Meadow, just south of the Graham Visitors Center.
WHAT: Volunteers will restore the Arboretum through spreading mulch, removing invasive weeds, and maintaining trails.
BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, preferably work boots or sturdy sneakers, and bring a reusable water bottle. The event will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather!
PROVIDED: Coffee, kombucha, and snacks will be provided for all volunteers, as well as project materials and gloves.
KID FRIENDLY: Volunteers of all ages are welcome! For young children, we will have a work area close to the check-in station at Crabapple Meadow, where they will be able to have fun pulling weeds such as ivy and buttercups (under the supervision of their care givers).
Join us from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. back at Crabapple Meadow for a fun after-party!! The Movin 92.5 music van will be there, cranking out tunes for the gathering. And Dante’s Inferno Dogs will be on-site selling delicious and very affordable hot dogs. They have vegan and gluten-free options, too! We will also have some great giveaways from the Arboretum Foundation, SCA, and Sugru!
Questions? Contact the SCA-Northwest at 206-324-4649, or email Michael Helms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from 2017: See pics from last year’s Earth Day at the Arb event on our Facebook page.
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