Three Ways To End National Volunteer Week & Earth Week This Weekend

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We hope all our Readers have found some way to commemorate National Volunteer Week and/or Earth Week this week; if not, here are three ideas on things you can do to lend a hand locally this weekend:

1. SEAHURST PARK:  Saturday, April 24th from  10am – Noon  (Monthly – 4th Saturday of the Month):
Lisa Aumann of Burien Parks says: “We’ll be working on the main entrance road into Seahurst Park, above the entrance to the upper parking lot. Volunteer Park Steward is Kevin Alexander – please sign in with him. Park just inside the upper lot, and come across the street to help us clear ivy from trees along the road. Seahurst events will be held the 4th Saturday of the month from 10-noon. Seahurst is located at 140th ST SW & 16th Ave SW and please check for updated locations of the work parties! ”

“We will also have some Volunteers for Outdoor Washington (VOW) folks joining us to dig out culverts along the lower section of the North Nature Trail.  We will have shovels but if you have gloves please bring them and dress for the mud!  For more information on VOW please check them out at

2. BURIEN’S ANNUAL CLEAN SWEEP: Saturday, April 24th from 8am – 1pm:
Grab your work gloves, tools, and a raincoat if needed, and meet at 8am at the Burien Fire Station, 15100 8th Ave. S.W. Individuals and groups are assigned an area to pick up trash and debris along streets, sidewalks and parks. Participants meet back at the fire station at Noon for a merchants-sponsored barbecue lunch. Clean Sweep is being extended to newly annexed commercial areas in the North Burien. For information call Discover Burien at (206) 433-2882.

3. RUTH DYKEMAN CHILDREN’S CENTER SPRING CLEANUP: Saturday & Sunday, April 24-25, from 9am – 4pm:
Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center is seeking volunteers to help with their spring cleanup on Saturday and Sunday April 24-25th, from 9am to 4pm at their campus on SW 152nd. Duties will include raking, planting, pruning, laying bark and reseeding their campus so it is inviting for youth and families that come to their facility.

We hope to be out there helping as well this weekend, so if you see someone wearing work gloves while holding a camera, be sure to give us a smile!

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