Please come join Sustainable West Seattle at the Cross Fit Gym in Admiral for our first Volunteer Orientation and Volunteer Appreciation Party. Our new date is May 3 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Our exciting and informative agenda will include: orientation for new volunteers including a description of what Sustainable West Seattle volunteers do and where new volunteers can help with ..continue reading
Experience your neighborhood on foot while discovering how you can make it a better place. The event is called Rain2River and there are two dates when you can participate:
April 27, Sunday – Rain2River Walk South Park
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S, South Park
RSVP by clicking here
, participation is free
May 4, Sunday – Rain2River Walk West Seattle
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, West Seattle
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Get Ready. Alki Summer Streets is back on Sunday, May 18 from 11:oo am to 5:00 pm!
This free event opens the city’s largest public space – the streets – so people can walk, bike, roll, run, skip and shop – without having to watch out for vehicles.
As in the past, Summer Streets is partnering with the West Seattle High School PTSA 5K Run/Walk.
Get Involved. Sign up to participate on the city’s website by April 4 ..continue reading
Celebrate Earth Month with Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Seattle Parks and Recreation, works toward improving the quality of life for Seattle residents every day. Because open spaces and greenspaces provide tremendous educational and recreational opportunities, it is vital to maintain them.
For example, our own Camp Long spent 2013 training the next generation of environmental stewards, helping 2,500 participants enhance their teamwork and leadership skills at the ropes challenge course, training 32 teens ..continue reading
Northwest SEED will be holding a volunteer orientation for their upcoming Solarize West Seattle Campaign on April 29, from 6:00 to 7:45 pm in the community room of the High Point Branch Library at 3411 SW Raymond Street, southeast corner of SW Raymond and 35th Ave. SW.
All are welcome to attend the orientation, which will include an introduction to solar energy technology and costs and a discussion of the values and characteristics that the community is looking for ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle and the West Seattle Junction Association are pleased to announce that the application for the 2014 GreenLife section of West Seattle Summer Fest is now available online: https://oliverlittle.wufoo.com/forms/greenlife-2014-registration-form/
The mission of GreenLife is to to raise awareness and equip our community with tools, knowledge and capabilities to create a more sustainable West Seattle. We are looking for local businesses to showcase merchandise, products and services related to these goals.
Organizations, including many local non-profits, contributing to ..continue reading
Join the Seattle Public Library in April and May for classes in gardening, composting, beekeeping and urban gardens. The Edible Garden Series includes events and presentations for all ages on edible gardening, food advocacy, and sustainability at locations around the city.
The first several classes are listed below, click here for the complete schedule of classes.
Edible Garden Series Kickoff
Saturday, April 5, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
440 Fifth Ave. N.
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Seattle Tree Map Now Online and Interactive
After years of hard work and dedication from volunteers and staff, the Seattle Tree Map officially launched on March 1, 2014. The Seattle Tree Map is an interactive website that allows users to contribute to urban forest monitoring and conservation through a shared inventory of Seattle’s trees.
Curious about how many Douglas Firs are in your neighborhood? Or the number of trees in the city with a trunk diameter greater than twenty-four inches? Search functions allow ..continue reading
King County Wastewater Division is making the voluntary incentive program, RainWise, available in Sunrise Heights and Westwood neighborhoods of West Seattle through 2015. Many residents have already installed a rain garden and/or cistern through the program, beautifying yards and improving water quality in Puget Sound. There are currently 36 RainWise projects underway in the Barton basin. If you are interested in becoming RainWise, check your eligibility and learn about the process by visiting www.rainwise.seattle.gov. ..continue reading
During the week of March 17, King County’s contractor will begin work to stabilize the Lincoln Park Way SW hillside behind the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Facility project site. Stabilizing the hillside will control erosion and protect nearby private property and streets during excavation for the facility’s one-million gallon storage tank. The facility will help keep sewage and polluted stormwater out of Puget Sound.
To build a soil nail wall, crews drill steel rods into the hillside ..continue reading