A sunny Saturday on April 14th brought over 40 volunteers with Earthcorps to Lewis Park. For four hours, these great volunteers planted over restored a new area on the Triangle and planted over 180 new native plants in the new area and along the slopes of the South East slope. The next Sunday, the Girl Scout Troop #51805 were joined by our neighbor John to move mulch to protect the newly planted area. Great job to all volunteers and to Earthcorp for running a fantastic event at Lewis Park.
Wow! We've had some nasty rainy days! Hardy Seattleites have shown up to help restore our beautiful Natural Area for the first work parties of this year. New kinnikinnick, western hemlock, western red cedar and ocean spray native plants have been planted. We've gotten a start on the first peeping weeds. Two different eagles have been sighted - wow!. A red tail hawk has been hanging out in the south end of Lewis Park and a raccoon was spotted sleeping way up in a tree. All signs of a healthy forest habitat. Let's hear it for our baby urban forest!
Thirty some 2nd and 3rd grader from our local Giddens School returned to Lewis Park on March 19th to plant native plants in the same area where they pulled ivy in the fall. After learning about western hemlock (our State Tree) and Ocean Spray, the students were off to dig holes and plant. Luckily, the rain took a break, but it was a bit chilly. No worries, hot chocolate warmed everyone up.before the students, teachers and parents Thank You Giddens School!
The Friends of Lewis Park are applying for a grant to continue the restoration at this beautiful natural area and we need pledges from our community to match. If you would like to volunteer your time, money, supplies, or professional services we need to hear from you!
Upcoming Volunteer Events
Events are most Sundays, 10am - 1pm. Please feel free to stay for as little or as long as you are able to.
See you at Lewis Park!
Visit Green Seattle Partnership for information on upcoming events in Lewis Park.