Have you volunteered recently?

If you have, let us take a minute to say a huge thank you!

The Green Seattle Partnership could never do be what it is without your help. With thousands of people pitching in tens of thousands of hours at hundreds of events every year, you are a force to be reckoned with.

But what if you could do even more…?

The Green Seattle Partnership’s Forest Steward program is a way for volunteers to be superheroes for their favorite forested parks. By learning how to lead your own restoration project, you can play an instrumental part in bringing healthy urban forests to more corners of the City. If you are already a Forest Steward, thank you for being one of our most important partners.

A few of our parks need a little extra love to reach their full potential. This year, the following parks are looking for their own superhero:

salmon cedar riverHERRING’S HOUSE (Delridge)

The only Green Seattle Partnership site on the banks of the Duwamish River. With industrial Sodo on one side, and beautiful West Duwamish Greenbelt on the other, the shoreline offers a resting place for baby salmon, and bald eagles and osprey are regular visitors.

 

lucile st stairsMAPLE SCHOOL RAVINE (S BEACON HILL)

The iconic Lucile Street Stairs divide this park in half, completing a walkway between Beacon Hill and Georgetown. This long, skinny greenbelt is full of potential to offer an urban oasis to its South Beacon Hill neighborhood.

 

owlINTERLAKEN PARK (Montlake/Capitol Hill)

Step onto Interlaken’s winding trails and forget you just left busy Capitol Hill behind. This park is looking for a new Forest Steward to take up the baton and care for it’s deep woods in the heart of the City. What more could you want than being a block from Volunteer Park Cafe?

 

Giant tree looking up by Carrie Hawthorne (2)NORTHACRES PARK (Bitter Lake)

Sitting between Haller Lake and Jackson Park, Northacres Park has something for everyone. Past the kid’s playground and spray park, the climb-able sculpture, the dog park, and the ball fields, a forest of fir trees is waiting for you!

 

Ravenna WoodsRAVENNA WOODS (Ravenna)

Make this beautiful Northeast Seattle gem yours! Ravenna Woods is just to the southeast of its larger, better-known sibling, Ravenna Park. The Burke-Gilman Trail runs right through this spot, so zip on over and check it out.

 

Do any of these catch your eye? Let us know that you want to be a superhero for one of the parks above, or if you want to learn more. Green Seattle Partnership staff are here to help you bring your ideas to life and make Seattle a greener, better place to live in the process. We’re not looking for anyone with specific experience in restoration, just a dedication to our amazing parks, and the commitment to make one of them your own learning to be a volunteer leader.

If you haven’t joined us at a Forest Steward orientation yet, consider taking the next step and becoming a leader for a park you love. In just a few weeks, we will be bringing on this year’s new cohort of volunteer VIPs, and if you are interested in one of the parks listed above, we want to see you there! Send us an email or give Andrea a call at 206-905-6920.

And thanks to everyone who volunteers with us to keep the Emerald City green.seattle map forest steward 2016 recruitment