November 10th, 2012

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November Work party: Planting!

Saturday, November 24, 9 a.m. to 12 Noon
Meet at the main entrance to the park, 90th St. and 24th Ave. NW
Parking along 24th, N. of 90th; and along 90th, E. of 24th.

Bring water and snacks. Wear sturdy shoes (or muckboots for wetland work) and weather-appropriate layers that can get dirty. We’ll provide tools, gloves, and guidance. All ages and skill levels welcome, but children must be under the supervision of their parent/guardian at all times. Email for more information. Or register on line.

Take a break from Thanksgiving weekend and work off those calories with some community gardening. And we can be thankful we live in a place where the city and nature are so intertwined. As a special treat, 14 lucky participants will get a water bottle from Green Seattle Day.

We have nearly 200 native plants and shrubs to go into various areas of the parks, from the wetlands up the slopes. These plants will restore food sources and habitat for wildlife and will also help stabilize the slopes. Here are a few snapshots of the plants in their temporary home at the Carkeek Nursery.

We also will debut several new planting spades, gloves, and other tools purchased with the Groundswell NW microgrant. Thank you Groundswell NW!

We would also like to thank the many other organizations without whom this work would not be possible: Seattle Parks Foundation, for providing fiscal sponsorship. Green Seattle Partnership, for providing tools, training, and logistics coordination between volunteers and the Parks Department. Seattle Parks and Recreation, for providing all these lovely plants. And of course, the many volunteers who have given, in some cases, hundreds of hours to restoration work in North Beach Nature Area and other Seattle parks.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support the work of North Beach volunteers, please click here. Select “Friends of North Beach Park” from the drop-down list. Any money received will be used to hire a Natural Area Crew to work in the steeper parts of the park.

Thank you for all your support! We look forward to seeing you Saturday the 24th.

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