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PROJECT ADVISORY TEAM MEETING: January 29 @ 6PM, Jefferson Community Center

Spread the word, the next Project Advisory Team (PAT) meeting is this Thursday! The report from Environmental Science Associates (ESA) will be released by Parks and the PAT will discuss modifying the current plan in light of that report and its findings.

Come to speak or simply to show support or become informed. If you … read more

Natural Area/Greenbelt Summit on April 4

Greenbelt Mini Summit

What do you consider appropriate uses of Seattle’s greenbelts?

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a mini summit on April 4 to discuss exactly that. In our experience with Cheasty Trails and Bike Park, it is equitable access to nature and recreation that increases authentic stewardship and restoration of our wooded parklands.  

Please save the … read more

January 1, 2015: Snow! (berries)

The woods were quiet as the sun fell on the first day of the new year, but the frozen ground crackled under our feet. Though we rarely see snow on Beacon Hill, there were still snowberries to be found in Cheasty Woods on this winter day.

These berries ripen late in the fall and stay … read more

December 20, 2014. Cheasty Main.

Rainy day crew at Cheasty Main

Rainy day crew at Cheasty Main

About 15 Cheasty lovers came out to work through the drizzle today on our last work party in the woods for 2014. Working in the rain has its advantages: for one thing, there’s no point in attempting to stay clean. This is a great opportunity to embrace the mud! … read more

Draft Design!

The last PAT revealed the current trail design.  Look at the design below and let us and the Cheasty PAT know what you think!

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December 2, 2014. Cheasty Mountainview

Frozen water in the forest

Frozen water in the forest

I went to the woods today with a group of local children, some of whom have been visiting these woods for years while others have spent relatively little time in any forest. With the weather so cold we kept moving, walking almost all the trails. The kids were most interested … read more

3rd Annual Candy Cane & Clementine Hunt

Come out with your little ones to explore Cheasty Greenspace by hunting for seasonal treats: candy canes and clementines!  The 3rd Annual Cande Cane & Clementine Hunt will begin promptly at 10:00am.  Please meet at 2809 S. Alaska Place 98108; we will set off into the woods from there.

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November 11, 2014, Cheasty Main, near the Erratic Boulder

Brown Creeper, borrowed from the public domain.

Brown Creeper, borrowed from the public domain.

Planting Swordferns along the restoration trail running South of the Yard today, I looked up to see a tiny brown bird, a Brown Creeper, hopping it’s way up a nearby Big Leaf Maple, picking meticulously in the moss growing on the trunk in its characteristic hunt for insects. … read more


We are grateful for the work of our fiscal sponsor, The Seattle Parks Foundation, for all they do to advocate for access to recreation and parks here in Seattle.  By giving to them, and to Friends of Cheasty Greenspace/MtView, you are supporting the dynamic vision to create local and immediate access to nature, right here read more