EarthCorps Fall Planting Challenge


It’s time to plant! This weekend is the start of EarthCorps’ Fall Planting Challenge. We need your help to get 10,000 plants in the ground by December 10th. Are you up to the challenge? Let’s get planting! Come out to an EarthCorps volunteer event and lend a hand.


October 21st – Kincaid Ravine near the University of Washington
October 22nd – Longfellow Creek in West Seattle
October 22nd – Ellis Pond on Mercer Island
October 29th – Seward Park in South Seattle
November 5th – Farrel-McWhirter Park in Redmond
November 12th – Juanita Bay in Kirkland

See the whole list of planting and other volunteer events on our

Volunteer Calendar.

Project Highlight: Pollinator Corridor


We’re adding a new lane along the Burke Gilman Trail: the Pollinator Corridor! 

The Pollinator Corridor is the fruition of a special partnership between EarthCorps, the Green Seattle Partnership, Friends of the Burke Gilman Trail, and Adobe.The idea is to create a “corridor” of native wildflowers and shrubs for birds and insects as their rapidly disappearing living space is impacted by development, pesticides, non-native plants, and climate change. This is a continuation of a project which began in 2013 at the Kincaid Ravine Natural Area on the UW campus, also located on the Burke Gilman Trail.

Calling all gardeners, green thumbs, and bee lovers. Help us kick off this new project at a fall planting volunteer event on November 17th. At the first planting event volunteers will plant native pollinator plants along the Burke Gilman Trail just west of Gasworks Park.

Sign up to plant on our Volunteer Calendar.

Leave a Legacy – Estate Planning Seminar October 26
Wills, bequests, and medical directives plans are just some of the many documents you need to ensure that you and your loved ones are cared for during critical times. Take the mystery out of these documents with a very down to earth conversation about the essentials of your estate plan – large or small.

Please join us for a free 90-minute seminar on the basics of estate planning with attorney Teresa Byers of Garvey Schubert Barer Law. For your convenience, there are two times and two locations to choose from on October 26th: 1:30pm at the Ravenna Eckstein Community Center, or 6:00pm at Food Lifeline. Email Lydia Bassett for more information.

Green Seattle Day – at Camp Long
November 12, 2016 
Hundreds of people will be lending a hand in preserving our greenspaces all across Seattle on November 12. Sign up for the  EarthCorps event at Camp Long in West Seattle on our Volunteer Calendar.

Celebrating our Supporters Open House
November 17, 2016 
We want to celebrate you! Come to our annual open house for a festive evening of pre-holiday treats and drinks. All are welcome. Find out more and RSVP online.

Final Planting of The Year – Genesee Park
December 10, 2016
Help install the final plants of the Fall Planting Challenge! This will also be the 2016 corps members last volunteer event – make sure you stop by to say thank you for their work. Sign up on the Volunteer Calendar.


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