Wednesday, March 5, 2008


A friend of the co-op, buphalo, is offering the opportunity to participate in a volunteer forest restoration work party before the planting season is over in the Pacific Northwest. He is hosting an event specifically for the PNW Burning Man Community. Please consider joining this effort to offset the huge carbon footprint we leave in the name of The Man. It's a ton of fun in the woods of West Seattle.

Sunday, March 16, 2008, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. YOU MUST RSVP TO by Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 5 p.m. so that they know how many tools, gloves, snacks, etc. to bring.

Please bring a refillable water bottle with your name on it. There will be water available to refill your bottles. Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign in. Please completely fill in the requested information. This document helps to track statistics and acquire funding, and it provides insurance coverage for volunteers.

Volunteers must wear work clothes that can get dirty, long pants, and sturdy close-toed shoes. They work rain or shine, so please come prepared for the weather! During the cold and wet winter months, they strongly suggest that volunteers not wear cotton, but instead opt for fleeces, wool, and other synthetic fabrics that stay warm even when they are wet. You will participate in some or all of the following: removing blackberry and ivy, laying down cardboard and spreading mulch, and planting native species.

Snacks (granola bars) will be provided. Please bring your own food if you would like more than granola bars during the work party or if you have dietary restrictions.

Directions to trailhead at corner of 14th Ave. SW & SW Holly St. in West Seattle:
From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south):
1.Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway.
2.From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle Comm. College exit (right hand exit).
3.The exit will wind around to the left & turn into Delridge Way, travel south on Delridge to the third light (follow signs to SSCC).
4.At light (just past the pedestrian overpass), turn left onto SW Oregon St.
5.Follow this hilly arterial street as it winds around and eventually makes a hairpin turn to the right and turns into 16th Ave. SW.
6.Follow 16th Ave. SW and after a mile SSCC will be on the left hand side.
7.Three blocks past the college, take a left on SW Myrtle St.
8.Take a left on 14th Ave. SW and follow until it ends at SW Holly St. – street parking should be available (Nature Consortium staff will be there to meet you.).