As a local, grassroots, volunteer project, there are many things you can do to be a part of the transformative story of Cheasty Greenspace.
This community driven project has developed out of years of hands-in-the-dirt work in our neighborhood, where we’ve been working with neighbors to restore and create access to the Southern 10 acres of this forest since 2007. We know that a comprehensive trail plan that provides community connectivity and pedestrian access is as important a part of this project as the mountain bike trails. If the design is limited to only an outer loop trail, critical aspects of this project’s viability, sustainability, and community support will be lost.
More than ever, City Council and Seattle Parks administrators need to hear from us that a comprehensive trails plan, with a robust mountain bike pilot and pedestrian trails through the forest, are creating excitement and overwhelming support in our community. (read more)
MONEY: This project has a budget of $750,000! Project organizers are busy seeking both private and public grants to reach this goal, but individual contributions are crucial to make sure we have the funds to build this project. Please visit our fiscal sponsor, Seattle Parks Foundation, and make your monetary contribution today.
LABOR: This project is being built by community volunteers and will take many thousands of hours of labor. Please share some of yours! Wear your work clothes (long layers are a good idea), sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle because you’re sure to get a good workout if that’s what you want. If your physical abilities are a bit limited, or you have small children in tow, you can still contribute to the work parties. Every little bit moves us closer to our goal of a restored and accessible forest.
We host work parties at Cheasty Mountain View the first Saturday of every month, from 10am – noon. At Cheasty Main, work parties are every third Saturday, from 9am – noon: Click here for details. All work parties are very child-friendly, and tools and gloves are provided.
MORE! As you might expect, a project of this scope has much to do and many hands do, indeed, make light work. Do you have grant-writing or project management experience? How about data entry? Community organization? IT/Web skills? Community outreach? Can you coordinate food and beverage donations for the work parties? Do you have other skills, experience, or networks that might provide a positive contribution to this work? Contact us using the form below to communicate about how you can help.