Volunteers participate in MLK Day of Service

Thank you to all of the volunteers and partnering organizations that participated in the MLK Day of Service with Seattle Parks and Recreation!

On Monday, January 18, volunteers had a “day on, not a day off” by taking part in a variety of improvement projects on park lands across the city. Volunteers rolled up their sleeves and helped with plant removal, trail renovation, planting, clean up, and much more.first email pic

International students from the University of Washington’s Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) joined Seattle Parks and Recreation and our non-profit partner, City Fruit, to work on sprucing up Amy Yee Orchard on the MLK Day of Service. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s partner organization, Seward Park Audubon Center, hosted a United Way MLK Day of Service project for 73 volunteers at Seward Park on Jan 18. As part of the Green Seattle Partnership program, the Audubon Center leads regular restoration work parties in Seward Park’s greenspace.

20160118_123411 3rd responseThe Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail had 32 people out on the United Way MLK Day of Service – 21 adults and 7 youth. Under the leadership of Green Seattle Partnership Forest Steward Jim Corson, the team planted 100 trees, shrubs and under-story plants, and weeded 32,000 square feet of trail!