Cheasty Greenspace: Beacon Hill

Join EarthCorps, the Green Seattle Partnership and Seattle Parks and Recreation in our ongoing efforts to restore Cheasty Greenspace. Volunteers will be performing maintenance on restoration sites, creating "survival rings" around trees and planting native trees, shrubs and ground cover in this 43 acre south Seattle greenspace. Other work may include non-native plant removal, past restoration site stewardship, or woodchip application.

The Basics

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water and snack bars. We will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! Be sure to sign in at registration when you arrive.

This video may give you a better idea of what to expect.

For your safety and comfort please bring:

  • Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
  • Long pants and long sleeves (helps protect against prickly plants)
  • Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, etc.)
  • Rain gear and warm layers (check the weather!)
  • Sack lunch and snacks (to refuel)
  • Full water bottle (we will have a jug on-site for re-fills)
  • Travel mug for tea/coffee
The event will happen rain or shine!

What will volunteers be doing at the event?

While the exact tasks can vary, our projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and filter rain water, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.
 
In order to help create healthy forests, the work can include:
  • Removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry)
  • Maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed (weeding or spreading mulch)
  • Planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season (often ~Oct.-Feb.)

Groups

If you are coming as a group, the group leaders are expected to have an active role in our events. Please get in touch with volunteer@earthcorps.org before the event to make sure everything is in order. On the day of the event, make yourself known to the staff (in bright yellow vests) and arrive early in order to help guide your group members.

Youth Policy

Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult. All volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 that are not with a parent or guardian must bring a filled out Youth Waiver the day of the event.
 
Youth and school groups are welcome to attend; leaders should contact the Volunteer Team to take care of all necessary preparations. 

Directions

EarthCorps encourages the use of public transportation or carpooling to get to volunteer events.
 
From Bus Route #36
Northbound, get off at Beacon Ave S & Cheasty Blvd S
Southbound, get off at Beacon Ave S & S Alaska St 
 
From I-5:
Proceed northbound or southbound on I-5. Merge onto COLUMBIA WAY S via exit number 163A toward 15TH AVE. S. Turn LEFT onto S SPOKANE ST and proceed up the hill. Turn right on BEACON AVE S and proceed past the Jefferson Park Golf Course. Turn left on S ALASKA ST. S ALASKA ST turns into CHEASTY BLVD. Follow Cheasty BLVD and look for EarthCorps table/event or signs directing you to the parking and registration areas.

There is no parking avaible along Cheasty Blvd! Please park legally along Beacon Ave S or S Alaska StreetCheasty Parking Map
Sign UpSaturday, May 6th: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Number of volunteer positions available: 45