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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

November 8, 2014, 10am, Cheasty Main

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On this year’s Green Seattle Day in November, I got to facilitate volunteer work by 50 teens from the Boys and Girls Club. The windstorms the previous week had blown down several mature big leaf maple trees and as I walked through the forest to meet the teens I worried they wouldn’t be prepared for … read more

November 4, 2014. 12pm. Cheasty Mountainview.


The Woods Club kids are pretending to a be a wolf pack and are howling to each other around the bend on the loop trail and I’m taking the opportunity to pull out a few random pieces of ivy when I hear a distinctive repetitive bird call swooping over my head. I look up just … read more

November 4, 2014. 10am. Cheasty Mountainview

Cheasty 216Sitting on a bench at the Junction in Cheasty View, gazing off to the South/Southeast, mesmerized by the fall of the big leaf maple leaves coming down where the trees lean out over the road. Some of the leaves fall in a distinctive switch-back pattern, as though they were hiking down off a steep mountain, … read more

Project Advisory Team Meeting this Thursday

Project Advisory Team (PAT) Meeting
Jefferson Park Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave S, 98108
Thursday, November 20, 2014

This is the 3rd public PAT meeting and the first where the trail design will be discussed.  In order to make Cheasty a place that truly promotes equitable access to nature and provides a place that … read more