It felt a lot like summer here in May and our community looks especially green this year. A big THANKS to those who GAVE BIG green ($$) to Groundswell NW during this year's Seattle Foundation Giving Campaign!  The Seattle Foundation campaign ignites philanthropic giving to make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all.  We appreciate your continuing support of Groundswell NW.  

NW Seattle has been busy with many volunteer activities.  On Mother's Day, volunteers worked to spruce up the Salmon Bay Natural Area.  And Salmon Bay Park Stewards met to plan their first community picnic June 16 @ 4-6:30pm.  Randy Wiger from the Parks Commons Program attended to assist in funding and planning resources for music and games.  Everyone is invited to the picnic June 16th  — come out to play and support Salmon Bay Park!!

Gemenskap Park (pronounced Yuh-MEN-skawp), Swedish word for “community,” is close to becoming a reality.  This new park will provide open space for the Ballard neighborhood by converting two full blocks of 14th Ave. NW between NW 59th and NW 61st streets to a new green space. Keep an eye out on our Facebook posts for an official opening date.  

Susanne Danielle
Groundswell NW Board Member