Seattle to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Seattle, Wash. – October 1, 2006. The Nature Consortium today announced that it will plant and maintain city trees as part of their Duwamish Alive Volunteer Work Party. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). The Nature Consortium is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

The Nature Consortium will plant native species, remove invasive vegetation, spread mulch, and monitor and maintain the West Duwamish Greenbelt, Seattle’s largest remaining contiguous forest. Performing artists will come out to play in the woods. Tools, gloves, and refreshments provided.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Nancy Whitlock. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.” teaches environmental lessons through the creative arts and hands-on conservation project.
The Nature Consortium’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
14th Ave. S.W. and S.W. Holly St.
Read the full The Nature Consortium press release. (PDF)