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Celebrate Arbor Day Oct. 17

In the Pacific Northwest, we appreciate lush forests and greenery. Trees clean our air, shade us in the summer and shield us from that infamous Seattle rain. On Saturday, Oct. 17, join with neighbors and City officials and show our greenspaces some love. We’re celebrating Arbor Day with a series… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteers complete 10-month study on Seattle’s Cooper’s Hawks

Every year since 2002 a group of volunteer raptor enthusiasts keep their eyes on the sky and complete 10-month study on Seattle’s Cooper’s Hawks. The study was started by Jack Bettesworth and has been spearheaded by Ed Deal since 2012. Deal logged more than 700 site visits between February… [ Keep reading ]

Parks and Recreation seeks nominations for annual volunteer awards

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking nominations for the Denny Awards, which honor volunteer service to the city’s parks and recreation system. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. The awards will be presented at a recognition ceremony from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec.1, 2015 at… [ Keep reading ]

Broad range of free dental, vision and medical services offered at giant health clinic

People in need of dental, medical and vision services may receive them free of charge at the largest free health clinic ever organized in the State of Washington, Seattle/King County Clinic, Oct. 22 – 25, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. Now in its second year, Seattle/King County Clinic brings together… [ Keep reading ]

Thank you United Way Day of Caring volunteers!

Thank you United Way Day of Caring volunteers from Microsoft, Zymo Genetics, Mutual of Enumclaw, Nordstrom, Forest Ridge Academy, Jewish Day School, Virginia Mason, Globys, Blue Nile, United Way, Seattle U, T-Mobile, Gates Foundation, Alaskan Copper and Rockwell. Your volunteer effort makes a huge difference in our community! Enthusiastic volunteers … [ Keep reading ]

National Day of Service volunteer opportunities available at Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation has a number of opportunities available to celebrate the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Day. These opportunities range from weeding and mulching to picking up litter in parks. “We have had numerous requests from teachers to perform service tomorrow,” said Seattle Parks and… [ Keep reading ]

Disney volunteers spruce up Leschi Park

Thank you, Disney, for donating time, staff and funds for the stairs project at Leschi Park. On a hot and humid August day, 75 Disney volunteers worked diligently at clearing brush and building stairs in the park. Your efforts help make Leschi more welcoming and accessible for the community.

Thank you Amy Yee Tennis Center volunteers

Amy Yee Tennis Center’s staff hosted a wonderful Jamboree for the QuickStart Tennis Program participants, volunteers, parents and friends Aug. 12. This year the program had 240 kids at 13 sites around the city, from Soundview in Ballard to Rainier Beach. Forty-five volunteer coaches contributed over 1,465 hours to make this… [ Keep reading ]

Saving Place: Restoring the Demonstration Gardens at Carkeek Park

Written by Deborah Phare, Seattle Parks and Recreation Volunteer Public demonstration gardens begin with idealism, hope, and the best of intentions. In the mid-1990s, a small but ambitious project was undertaken in Carkeek Park, a 216-acre public park in north Seattle. With the help of many volunteers, a few Parks… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteers remove 5,000+ cigarette butts from Alki Beach

A cigarette butt is tossed on the beach. It’s not biodegradable. It can take up to 15 years to decompose. During that time it leaches cadmium, arsenic and other poisons into the earth. It may be ingested by a toddler, bird or fish. At Seattle Parks and Recreation, we’re trying… [ Keep reading ]