The Cheasty Greenspace is a terrific place for the Homeschool Stewardship Squad- the central location is ideal, fun, and the coordinated community efforts to restore their forest are a pleasure to participate in.
The dedicated group of neighborhood volunteers has not only worked hard, but thought strategically about how to harness municipal and volunteer resources in support of their forest. They are excited to announce that the City of Seattle has adopted the northern acreage on which to create a pilot-project mountain bike park. They are taking notes on the popular Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah. Much planning is underway to discuss a wide diversity of issues such as trail standards to prevent erosion and how to separate pedestrians from bikers.
We sheet-mulched native plantings and hauled many a bucket of wood chips. It will be a treat to keep working at this site and watch it fulfill its potential as a healthy urban forest accessible for recreation.