Attached is an invite from Therese Casper from SDOt for a clean up event at South Lake Union.
From: Casper, Therese [mailto:Therese.Casper@seattle.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:56 AM
To: Casper, Therese
Subject: Fairview Ave E clean up event
Dear Fairview Ave E Stakeholder:
I wanted to let you know of an exciting opportunity to clean up the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Trail. In celebration of Earth Day, Out for Sustainability is hosting Earth Gay 2011 on Saturday, April 23. This volunteer driven event will be restoring a portion of the Cheshiahud Loop Trail along the eastern shore of Lake Union—from Fairview Ave N to Terry Pettus Park (E Newton St). Approximately 100 volunteers are expected. Sponsors include Earth Gay, the Eastlake Community Council, Seattle Department of Transportation Urban Forestry and Seattle Parks.
Here are the specifics of the event:
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011 – from Noon to 4 pm with optional after-party
12 – 12:30 p.m. Volunteers to assemble. Refreshments
12:30 – 1:00 pm - Messages from a City official, Safety Minute
1:00 - 3:45 pm - Volunteer work
-Picking up trash
-Invasive Removal/ Weeding
-Planting trees (Seattle Department of Transportation Urban Forestry will also be celebrating Arbor Day by planting trees at E Blaine Street)
-Planting native plants such as red twig dogwood and snowberry
3:45-4:00 pm – Clean-up
4:00 - 7:00 pm – After Party Event
In preparation for the event, SDOT crews will trim some trees along the corridor (and use the wood chips for the event), tag invasive plants for removal and put up no parking signs (to designate staging areas needed during the event).
I look forward to working with you on this exciting opportunity to clean up the neighborhood. Please let me know if you’d like to attend.
Seattle Department of Transportation
PS Our next stakeholder meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26 from 3 to 5 pm. I’ll be sending you an agenda and meeting materials next week.