Backyard Collective brings some sunshine to Seattle


The sun was shining and volunteers were all smiles on Friday July 22nd at The Conservation Alliance Backyard Collective in Seattle’s Westcrest Park. More than 60 volunteers came out for the day from Outdoor Research, Nikwax, Brooks, Filson, Cascade Designs, Stanley, a brand of PMI, Clif Bar, Patagonia, and Runner Girl Races.

This great group of volunteers removed over 12,000 square feet of invasive ivy plant and created 23 tree survival rings.




The Conservation Alliance partnered with the Cascade Land Conservancy and The Green Seattle Partnership to organize the service project. After a day of park restoration, the volunteers celebrated their hard work with a picnic lunch and volunteer fair. Representatives from Conservation Alliance grantees, Cascade Land Conservancy, American Whitewater and Washington Wilderness Coalition shared additional ways these volunteers could support environmental efforts in their backyards.


Be sure to check out the next Backyard Collective in Portland on August 19th.