From left to right: Shannon Burke, Julie Midkiff and Jen Moran of Carter Subaru after finishing a tree planting.
Volunteers show love for Golden Gardens on Community Cares Day
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, or “Community Cares Day,” the community gave some love to Golden Gardens.
For the day, in a partnership between Carter Subaru, Seattle Parks and Recreation and Friends of Golden Gardens, volunteers removed invasive Himalayan blackberry and English ivy, and they planted native trees and shrubs.
“This project is a great example of the breadth of the Greenway. Golden Gardens Park is as much a part of the Greenway as any of the forested areas in the Cascade Mountains,” said Tor Bell, Stewardship Director for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
Past Golden Garden Park projects have restored two wetlands, established a short loop trail, and restored the northern beach.
Community Cares Day is a part of Carter Subaru’s commitment to the Mountains to Sound Greenway through their “On the Road to Carbon Neutral” program. Test drive a Subaru and Carter will plant a tree in the Greenway. Buy a Subaru through Carter and they will plant three more. Since 2008, Carter Subaru has helped plant nearly 70,000 trees in the Greenway.
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