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Clean up the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Trail, April 23rd

Attached is an invite from Therese Casper from SDOt for a clean up event at South Lake Union.

From: Casper, Therese []
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

-Spreading Mulch

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.


Thérèse Casper

Seattle Department of Transportation

(206) 684-8764

 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.

Eastlake Boulledrome – getting ready for the next season…

For anyone who is interested in the Petanque court on Fairview and Louisa – we have an update for you: Last weekend a guerilla crew of motivated neighbors went though the park and pulled weeds, picked up garbage and started raking the Petanque court. Today the Parks Department is placing mulch on the planted areas to help keep the weeds down. Kudos to Seattle Parks for being so responsive to us!

The next item on the list is to clean the court surface of all weeds and organic debris, rake it and smooth it out. We are contacting the Seattle Mariners again trying to get a fresh layer of pitching mound material (‘Turfus’) to the site. When that arrives we will get the court back into top-notch condition. If anyone wants to help out on the park, please contact

This group is also working on a renovation concept for the Roanoke Streetend Park, which will hopefully take place this summer. See image attached. 

Stay tuned!