A small and very dedicated crew of volunteers arrived early Saturday morning with gloves in hand to clean up the Salmon Bay Natural Area. Thank-you Mark and Kate for pulling up all the weeds and dead grass. We filled 5 yard waste bags and a garbage bag in just 3 hours. And thank-you to Dave Boyd, one of our hard-working Groundswell NW board members, who has been the tenacious force behind the creation and care of this Park since its inception.
If you aren't familiar with the Salmon Bay Natural Area, then it's about time you visit. It's easy to just cruise by this little gem of a Park located at the street end of 34th Ave NW when you're traveling along the Burke Gilman Trail just south of the Ballard Chittendon Locks. Next time take a moment to stop and enjoy the view from the overlook and admire the 17-foot-tall welcome figure created by local artist Marvin Oliver to celebrate Puget Sound salmon and local indegenous culture. You'll be glad you stopped by.
Dave is always on the lookout for new volunteers to steward this park. Send Dave an email if you're interested in getting on his mailng list and subscribe to the Groundswell NW Email Newsletter to be informed of future events at a Park near you! And join us for the August Salmon Bay Natural Area work party!