September’s Super Days Of Service In The Arboretum

Thanks to spot on planning and recruitment by our partner, Arboretum Foundation, and cooperative PNW weather, two of our biggest community service events during the year were a huge success! We celebrated United Way Day of Caring on September 15, when 130 volunteers representing 6 companies; Nordstrom, Sonos, Fred Hutch, Google, IMPINJ, Microsoft and Chase Bank, participated in 7 arboretum projects led by UW Botanic Gardens horticulture and Seattle Parks and Recreation staff. 

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Annual United Way "Day of Caring" made a huge impact at the Washington Park Arboretum

Over 100 volunteers teamed up on September 19th on six projects that included spreading 218 yards of mulch, salvaging 150 sword ferns and grubbing out truckloads of invasive blackberry. Thank you to every one involved in the Day of Caring! 2014 United Way Day of Caring Debrief Sept 19, 2014 9a-1p Participating partners: Arboretum Foundation – volunteer recruitment and organizer UW Botanic Gardens – project management (5 projects), equipment and supplies Seattle Parks and Recreation (1 project), equipment and supplies   UWBG Projects Details: Pacific Connections Garden-New Zealand Forest Led by Kathleen DeMaria and Annie Bilotta 80 yards of mulch spread. 

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