Just a last minute reminder that tomorrow, May 22nd, is Seattle Works Day…

“Seattle Works Day is a fun and easy way to give back! You will be one of 1,500 people working hard in neighborhoods throughout the city. Plus, because it’s Seattle Works, we finish things off with a bang – a party at Seattle Center.

And it doesn’t stop there! Not only will you enjoy a great day of service and celebration, but your contribution supports our year-round work to connect local organizations with enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers.”

In my neck of the woods the following projects are available, but check out the Seattle Works web site for more opportunities.

Fremont Abbey Arts Center: Get your art vibe flowing! Because so many people use and visit their building, keeping it in good shape and repair is important. Volunteers will be working on a variety of outdoor projects, including: window-washing, gardening, painting, small construction projects, and street clean up. Please wear sturdy shoes and old clothes that can get dirty (and painted), and bring water, sunscreen, and snacks.

Gas Works Park: The kite-flying hill, elaborate sculptured sundial, stunning views of the downtown skyline, and colorful, climbable machinery parts make Gasworks Park one of Seattle’s most unique parks. Work at this site will include pruning native plantings, some invasive plant removal, and possibly planting and mulching. Invasive plants, such as ivy and blackberry, can quickly become harmful mono-cultures in our parks, so their removal in vital in giving native species the chance to thrive. Please bring water, sunscreen, rain gear, snacks, and your own gloves if you have them (if not, there will be gloves available).