Othello Park Alliance announces new series of work parties in Othello Park
January 1, 2010. Seattle, WA
A new series of late winter work parties has been announced for the collaborative Othello Park Habitat Restoration project. Five scheduled work parties from January to March will give community members the chance to help steward a valuable park resource, and to serve as a positive adult role model for the youth working on the project.
Youth participants are part of King County Superior Court’s job training program. Positive civic engagement and interaction with adults in their community means a huge amount to these young folks who are looking to create a positive future vision for themselves, despite great adversity.
Work parties take place by the slide in Othello Park. Tools, gloves, and snacks provided:
o Saturday, January 16, 10 – 1 pm
o Saturday February 6, 10 – 1 pm
o Saturday February 20, 10 – 1 pm
o Saturday March 13, 10 – 1 pm
o Saturday March 27, 10 – 1 pm
During six work parties this past fall over 25 community volunteers worked alongside 10-15 youth participants of King County Superior Court’s job training program to remove invasive weeds, install erosion control jute netting, and mulch with woodchips on the slope north of the famous Othello Park slide.
This project is a partnership of the Othello Park Alliance, City of Seattle Parks and Recreation, King County Superior Court, and King County Department of Natural Resources. The project will take place during the period of October 2009 – April 2011.
The Othello Park Alliance works to assure that Othello Park’s beauty and open space is retained, enhanced, and integrated into a vibrant, multicultural, pedestrian-friendly Othello town center and residential community by coordinating community events and making capital improvements in the Park.
To RSVP for work parties or find out more about helping Othello Park Alliance with our work, please contact Katie Pencke at moc.oohay|ekcnep#moc.oohay|ekcnep.