A forest is coming to South Columbian Way

A barren-looking S Columbian Way, but not for long. Sunday it will become the new home to 100 trees.

This Sunday, volunteers will plant up to 100 trees on South Columbian Way in an event sponsored by SDOT’s Urban Forestry section and the city of Seattle. The event will be a part of the international A Global Way of Doing 10/10/10 campaign (October 10, 2010), as well as the city’s ongoing Clean and Green Seattle program. 

Volunteers are welcome! 
Date:  Sunday, October 10
Time:  8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location:  Front lawn Seattle Presbytery,  1625 S Columbian Way  To volunteer: Please contact Shane DeWald at (206) 684-5041, or just come to the event.

The new trees will be planted on South Columbian Way from South Oregon Street to Beacon Avenue South and adjacent streets. They will “green” the neighborhood, helping to transform this well-traveled corridor into a pedestrian and bike-friendly boulevard. The trees to be planted include nine different species to reflect the diversity of Seattle’s population and many diverse countries involved in similar events on this important date. The effort will supplement SDOT’s paving project on Columbian Way that is now nearing completion.

The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department will host elected officials and participants in a “meet and greet” session at 8:30 and ceremony at 9 a.m. to kick off this unique “Clean and Green” effort.  Coffee and pastries donated by the neighborhood Starbucks and Delite Bakery will get the engines running before taking on the challenging task of the day. 

Cities across the U.S. and more than 150 countries world-wide are participating in 10:10, A Global Way of Doing. For more information about the 10:10 goal of reducing carbon emissions by 10% a year, see http://www.1010global.org/101010 .