Help make Ballard beautiful this weekend

There are three events this weekend to help make the Ballard area beautiful:

Volunteers spreading gravel in the median of 14th Ave NW where new planters have been placed. Photo courtesy Dawn Hemminger.

  • 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.
  • Geeky Swedes

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    7 thoughts to “Help make Ballard beautiful this weekend”

    1. What about other projects, like cleaning up the rat's nest near 8340 24th? Anyone organizing a cleanup there? If someone could get the owner's ok, i'd be game for helping.

    2. Sorry, Name, it's more important to create a nice comfortable new space for the bums to drink and defecate in. Coddling our drunks and lunatics is the city's top priority.

    3. Really?

      I thought it was whining like a little child without doing anything about it! Those of us who enjoy a clean neighborhood will clean it. You can stay home and b*tch about it while the adults show some pride in our community.

    4. Is there a community newsletter or mailing list to get more advanced notice about events like this? I didn't see this till the 16th and would have loved to re-arrange my schedule to contribute put needed a bit more lead time. :-(

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