There’s much for Groundswell NW to be thankful for this June. This year’s GiveBIG campaign brought in a record $3500 – many thanks to all our generous donors!

There were several Groundswell NW work parties in May – planting and cleaning up at Salmon Bay Natural Area and environs with Seattle Clean Street Collective: rain garden restoration and cleaning up on 14th Ave NW and more – thanks to our dedicated volunteers!

And a special thanks to Local Hero, former President and long-time board member David Folweiler, who is stepping down from the Board of Directors, but staying involved in Groundswell NW activities and as an advisor and mentor. David became involved with Groundswell NW as one of the leaders of the Ballard Corners Park project, skillfully steering that effort to create what has become an icon for both Groundswell NW and Ballard. He since has been a key contributor of several other Groundswell NW efforts, including leading the update of the Ballard Open Space Plan and administrating our Micro Grant Applicants.  Everlasting thanks for your passion and persistence!

While bidding a fond farewell to David’s efforts on the board, we also welcome a new board member, Susanne Daniell, and renew our call for others to join our ongoing efforts to empower NW Seattle to create, activate and care for parks, open space and habitat.

 DAVID FOLWEILER, GNW Board Advisor

DAVID FOLWEILER, GNW Board Advisor