News: Naturalist Blog
This month has seen some of the final pieces settling into place in the Mountainview portion of the Cheasty woods, including the creation of a gateway staircase connecting these woods and the neighborhood above, with Columbia City and lightrail to the rest of Seattle. Our April work party included a community event to paint decorative … read more
Volunteers gathered at Cheasty Main for our regular 3rd Saturday work party and our last day of planting this spring. By getting all our planting done in the spring time, we give our new baby plants a chance to get their roots settled into the ground before the warm dry summer sets in.
Today we … read more
This weekend saw Team Lorax from Girl Scout Troop 43852 leading their own work party in the forest. Team Lorax has been working with forest stewards at Cheasty and other urban woods to learn about the challenges and values offered by forest habitat right in our their neighborhood and how to take leadership in their … read more
The Garden Club at Kimball Elementary School came out this week to get a feel for the forest. Many were astonished (and delighted) to learn they could walk to the woods from school, and to discover new and exotic lifeforms like slugs and earthworms. … read more
This last Saturday, I worked with other volunteers to remove parts of this English Holly in Cheasty Greenspace. Holly and Laurel are two woody invasive plants that have been spreading throughout the forest for decades. Both trees came in with gardeners and have spread through birds eating their fruits and dropping the seeds all over … read more
APPROVED! The Seattle Parks Board of Commissioners has approved the Cheasty Trails and Bike Park pilot project! Next steps are to go to City Council for review and approval in August (mark your calendars for August 4 and August 10).
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Motion: Commissioner Lowe moves to recommend the project moves forward to keep momentum. Marty seconds.