It has been a summer of community action and clean-up in Wedgwood as groups of volunteers have undertaken needed improvements.
Volunteers from the Wedgwood Community Council and OneLife Church contacted the City of Seattle for needed graffiti removal at Wedgwood’s Future Park, corner of NE 86th Street. Then the volunteers held a work party on June 27th to create a Picnic Place.
On May 31st Wedgwood’s Scout Troop 166 cut back tree branches and shrubbery along the sidewalk on 35th Ave NE from NE 80th to 81st, including the plantings around the Gateposts of Wedgwood.
The most recent clean-up work was coordinated by Sustainable NE Seattle at the Gathering Place at the Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave NE, on July 9th, 2015. This site was first created in 2011 with permission from the Hunter family, to make a usable space for summer activities.
The Gathering Place site can be reserved for birthday parties, summer picnics, etc. by registering with the SusNE site coordinators. The next public event to be held at the Gathering Place will be Wedgwood Community Council’s Outdoor Cinema on July 25, 2015.
Our thanks to Brooke Richardson for these July 9th work party photos, and thanks to the volunteers of Sustainable NE Seattle and the Wedgwood Community Council.