Squad had a beautiful work day planting native species along the Burke-Gilman Trail in Seattle's View Ridge neighborhood. Nearby neighbors have worked hard for many years making significant ecological improvements to the forest strips along the heavily-trafficked pathway. Many a passerby stopped to chat about the restoration work and to happily thank us for volunteering.
The Burke-Gilman is a rails to trails path along which coal used to be transported from local mines, among other goods. Now, eager Forest Stewards supported by the Green Seattle Partnership spearhead restoration efforts of their choosing, often near their own homes.
This portion of the trail is recovering from ivy / Hedera helix infestation, the seedlings of which can easily be found in the duff- spread by bird droppings due to the berries having been eaten. We look forward to returning to this site to contribute to the effort!