The fifth annual Earth Gay Seattle was spectacular with over 200 volunteers coming together to build a pocket park and restore a significant portion of the Cheshiahud Loop trail around Lake Union. We had great leadership from Sellen Construction and the Seattle Department of Transportation, snacks donated by Starbucks and Whole Foods Market, live music by the Rainbow City Band, visitors in the form of Senator Ed Murray and Q13 Fox News, and involvement from a great swath of our community such as the GSBA and Boeing Company. Over two, two-hour shifts our volunteers built steps at a street end site for water access, along with a viewing platform. We cleared a huge stretch of shoreline from invasives and then mulched the area and planted a dozen trees and a hundred native plants to create a more healthy ecosystem for local critters like Blue Heron, and to create a more attractive space that will hopefully reduce the drug activity that has dominated that stretch of the lake. Across the trail we cleared 2 containers worth of invasives from a quarter mile stretch of trees to create viable tree rings that protect them from the ivy and other invasives that can damage them to the point of falling over in large storms. Thank you to all who came out and gave it your all!
- Earth Gay SF 2015 RecapMay 29, 2015 - 5:15 am
On Saturday, May 16th the OUT4S Bay Area Socials Team facilitated the first-ever EarthGay in San Francisco! With our partnering organization, Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF), we convened nearly 30 volunteers to plant nearly 30 trees in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood. FUF provided breakfast and coffee to the volunteers who arrived in the […]
- Picnic SF 2015May 28, 2015 - 5:42 am
Your OUT for Sustainability Bay Area Social Team has organized an outdoor, family-friendly gathering the weekend before Pride for our LGBTQ sustainability peers and their friends! Join us in our own, iconic Golden Gate Park as we connect with those in our community working in and around social and environmental action. OUT4S will be providing […]
- Earth Gay Seattle 2015May 17, 2015 - 7:10 am
Earth Gay Seattle 2015 OUT for Sustainability hosts the seventh annual Earth Gay Seattle on June 7th, 2015! We’re partnering with Beacon Bike Park to restore Cheasty Greenspace, an the urban forest located on Beacon Hill, in preparation for the implementation of bike trails. During Earth Gay volunteers will be removing of invasive species like blackberry and […]