One of the best things about living in Seattle for me has always been our wildlife. We live in temperate rainforests (or a cool temperate wet forest if you want to be specific), a precious and delicate eco-system of plants, bacteria, fungi and animal life that cannot be found anywhere else on earth. So, while we here at Resource Talk often focus on services for the people living in the region, humans aren’t the only beings who need places to live and thrive. Even in our protected parks and green spaces, pollution and invasive species such as the ever present Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy continue to change and destroy this eco-system we call home.
This Saturday, November 4th, 2017 Seattle Parks and Recreation is working with the Green Seattle Partnership and dozens of community partners and volunteers to help reverse some of this damage. As part of Green Seattle Day, volunteers will be working at 22 parks throughout Seattle City limits to remove invasive species, plant native flora and promote our vibrant and important green spaces. Volunteers are still needed at many locations throughout the city, and no experience or equipment is needed. Coffee, snacks, training and equipment will be provided at each of the parks as volunteers work with Parks and Recreation staff and Community Forest Stewarts. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the wonderful forest we call home, meet fellow nature lovers and activists and help your community grow. So grab your boots and some long sleeves and get ready to get a littler dirty to make our emerald city a little greener.