Community members invited to help plant new pollinator garden at Interbay Golf Course

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is developing a pollinator garden at Interbay Golf Course, 2501 15th Ave. W. The nearly .20-acre garden, located near the course’s Hole #3, will feature soil-covered log berms, 20 native shrub and herb species, and approximately 100 flowering plants, mimicking the Puget Sound prairie landscape that our wild bees like.

In 2015, Seattle became a Bee City, confirming its commitment to provide healthy pollinator habitats. The garden at Interbay Golf Course helps support this effort, as well as SPR’s efforts to achieve sustainable certification for the Interbay Golf Course through Audubon International.

Community members are invited to help plant the garden during a series of planting parties from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 5, 6, 13 and 14. To sign up for a volunteer shift, please call 206-265-9942.

The garden is funded in part by a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association’s Parks for Pollinators campaign, which is focused on raising public awareness of the current pollinator crisis, encouraging local action, and positioning parks as a national leader in advancing pollinator health. Share your input on the importance of pollinators through their national survey.