There are three events this weekend to help make the Ballard area beautiful:
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the East Ballard Community Association is hosting its April Day Out. Participants can choose between cleaning up 14th Ave, plant plants in the new planters or help get the rest of the medians ready for gravel delivery. “Tools for breaking dirt, like a pick mattock, would be helpful,” coordinator Dawn Hemminger writes, “Ballard Market will be providing lots of great food and drink in appreciation for doing such a great job at making our neighborhood look so beautiful!”
Crown Hill celebrates Earth Day at the Carkeek Park Environmental Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Teams will fan out on our streets surrounding the park and do three things: (1) stencil “Dump No Waste, Drains to Stream” on storm drains, (2) distribute flyers to homes regarding pet waste, and (3) pick up trash along roadways and in public spaces. Pizza will be served at noon. So the Parks Department staff has appropriate numbers, please register at 206-386-9154.
Better your beach at Golden Gardens! There will be an Earth Day event on Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse. Help pick up the trash on the beach then join in a discussion “Green Seas Dialogue: Oceans and the New Climate.” Seattle Aquarium docents and student monitors at Golden Gardens beach will be on hand. Refreshments will be served.
Volunteers spreading gravel in the median of 14th Ave NW where new planters have been placed. Photo courtesy Dawn Hemminger.