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Volunteers from Amazon working at Arboretum Creek.

More than 140 volunteers of all ages attended our Earth Day work-service event at the Arboretum on Saturday, April 20. They worked with UW and City gardeners on eight projects all around the park, pulling weeds, removing invasive plants, and spreading mulch.

Here’s a breakdown of the wonderful work they accomplished:

  • Pinetum: 30 cubic yards of mulch spread; 3 yards of weeds removed
  • Pacific Connections Garden: 32 yards of mulch spread; 2 yards of weeds removed
  • Sequoia Grove: 20 yards of mulch spread
  • Holly Collection: 20 yards of mulch spread; 5 yards of weeds removed
  • Arboretum Creek: 20 yards of mulch spread; cardboard laid down; 3 yards of blackberry removed
  • Crabapple Meadow: 5 yards of mulch spread
  • Duck Bay: 40 yards of blackberry and ivy removed
  • Azalea Way: 75 yards of mulch spread

A huge thanks to everyone who came out to help restore the Arboretum—and other public lands around the city!

Thanks to our fantastic event partners: Student Conservation Association, UW Botanic Gardens, and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

A special thanks to our event sponsors for fueling our hard-working volunteers with coffee and snacks: Madison Park Starbucks, Fremont Caffe Ladro, Clifbar.

Students from the UW helping out at Pacific Connections.

Young volunteers helping to mulch trees on Crabapple Meadow.

Volunteers weeding horsetail in the Holly Collection.

More photos: See lots more photos from the event on our Facebook page.