In April we did a work party at the Arboretum.
It's July, and we will be just up the street at Ravenna Park.
A few years back, a community group mobilized to restore Ravenna Park. At the time, there was talk of routing storm runoff from Green Lake through Ravenna Creek, and the ivy was taking over, driving out native plants and strangling the trees. A lot of work has been done, but there is still plenty to do.
The famous Ravenna Park Erratic
If you were listening to NPR this morning, you might have hear the relevant interview with Justin Martin on Frederick Law Olmstead and the Genius of Place. I hope to post more on the origins of Ravenna Park later on this week, so stay tuned.
Date: Saturday July 16
Time: 10am - 1pm
Goal: Removing invasive plants, planting native trees, and having fun.
Meet in the kiosk inside the park where the trails come together north of the ballpark (NE 55th & 25th NE). Easy access from the Burke-Gilman Trail.
See your barista for more details!
Bring appropriate gear for the weather and prepare to get dirty.