Wedgwood volunteers turned out in force for Spring Clean on Saturday, April 23 and they got a lot done.
Work on sprucing up the neighborhood commenced at two Spring Clean sites on Saturday. One was in the heart of Wedgwood’s business district, at Wedgwood’s future park at the corner of NE 86th Street. This future pocket-park has been designated as our Picnic Place since June 2015 when the community council accessed Department of Neighborhoods funding to fix up the site.
While we wait for park development, community council volunteers maintain the Picnic Place. The Wedgwood Community Council is working with the Parks Department of the City of Seattle on getting another food truck for the Picnic Place.
Over on the western edge of Wedgwood at 85th & Ravenna, hardy Spring Clean volunteers beat back the jungle of blackberry vines and other invasive species which are encroaching upon the street. The Wedgwood Community Council is giving support to a block association at the western edge of NE 85th Street, between Lake City Way NE and Ravenna Ave NE, to do street improvements and bring in traffic-calming measures. The group call their project Reimagining NE 85th Street. The Wedgwood Community Council will help advocate for the needed improvements which have been applied for at the City of Seattle.
It was a good day in Wedgwood with volunteerism, fun, sunshine and a feeling of accomplishment for Spring Clean 2016.