July 7th, 2013

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North Beach Park News!

Here are some of the events coming up in or around North Beach Park. It’s a busy summer!

Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., main entrance: EarthCorps work party.

EarthCorps will provide all the tools, information, and expertise needed to help us get ahead of the ivy and woody invasives with this work party. We’ll be working at the base of the slope of the Headwaters Bowl, bringing new areas into restoration. This means we’ll encounter some fun trash. For further information and to register, please go to their website and click on the dark blue square for July 13. There are still plenty of places left!

This is the second of four work parties EarthCorps will sponsor in North Beach Park this year. We’ll post the other dates as soon as we know them.


Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. to Noon, main entrance: Friends of North Beach Park work party.

“Friends of North Beach Park” meets the 4th Saturday of the month, now through November. We provide tools, gloves and guidance. You bring a willingness to play in the woods helping make North Beach Park a better park and Seattle a better city. Wear weather-appropriate layers that can get dirty and sturdy shoes or mud boots. Bring water or snacks as you need them, but there are no facilities in the park. All ages welcome, but children must be kept under supervision of their parent or guardian. Parking is available on 90th street, east of 24th. Metro route #61 goes directly past the park, and routes #48 and #40 stop at 85th St. and 24th Ave. Sign up on the GSP site so we know you’re coming.

If you can’t make the July work party, dates for the rest of the year are August 24, September 28, October 26, and November 23. The October and November work parties are likely to involve planting.


Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Art in the Garden – meet your forest stewards!

Art in the Garden is a neighborhood party sponsored by the Ballard P Patch, at 8527 25th Ave. NW. There are a beer garden, artists’ booths, and a lovely p-patch in full bloom. This year also features food trucks and an eating area. Don’t forget the pie auction and bake sale! Friends of North Beach Park will be at a table on 25th Ave. Stop by to say hello, find out what our plans for North Beach Park are, and make suggestions. Stay to enjoy the Art in the Garden, food, and fun. This is our second year at this event and we look forward to seeing you. For further information, visit their web site.

And, as always, if you can’t make it to a work party but would like to support our efforts, please visit the Seattle Parks Foundation website and click on the “Donate” button to make a tax deductible donation. All proceeds will be spent on improving the park.

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