June’s Clean Up Fun
On May 25th, Mark Mendez’s Lake City Leaders, the Lake City Lion’s Chuck Dickey and I joined up to freshen up the soil and put some bright colored perennials to augment the annuals in the concrete pots that line both the east and west sides of LCW from 120th to 125th. The LC Leaders (participants of a program through the Lake City Community Center and Meadowbrook Teen Center) put on their “Something Is Happening In Lake City” Clean and Safe shirts and got a quick lesson from Chuck on proper planting techniques.The Lake City Lion’s, through Chuck’s dedication, have been helping to maintain these planters for many years. It was great to see the youth working along side Chuck in this effort that provides a simple amenity that brightens up the corridor a bit. The Lion’s and LCFF provided the flowers and soil and the youth provided the elbow grease. A little something we can all be proud of here in the neighborhood.
The Lake City Lion’s have and continue to do so much within the Community. Their work often goes unnoticed in the world of social media that is a primary mode of acknowledging and promoting positive community work. Next time you run across one of our Lake City Lions, often working out of the Community Center, be sure to thank them for their service and commitment to the Community.
Seventy Two Lake City Community Members came out and braved a threatening Seattle rain on Earth Day to clean up, build community and enjoy some food and refreshments courtesy of Kaffeeklatsch and Elliott Bay Brewery. Participants were also treated to some free “Market Bucks” from our own Molly Burke with the Lake City Farmers Market.
Many people experiencing homelessness as well as families with young children, business owners, NE Seattle Rotary Members,
Value Village employees and a diverse group of neighbors came out to help Lake City get a little spring shine. Continue reading “Thanks to All Who Took Part in Spring Clean”
We provide everything you need to take part. A great event for the whole family.
“After a 2 month winter hiatus, a few of the dedicated LCFF clean up crew spent an hour picking up garbage Sunday afternoon.
A few needles, lots of recycling, discarded clothing and food packaging were the majority of the items. And we reported to the city once again the pothole at the SW corner of 30th NE and NE 127th”, reported Annie Stocker, our Clean and Safe Committee lead.
We are working on strategies to ensure that more volunteers will come out and lend a hand on these clean up efforts. Lake City surely could use some extra cleaning right now. We will plan to ramp up the effort again in spring and will look for a larger community effort as part of the City’s “Spring Clean” initiative. If you have an area of Lake City that you would like to see targeted for a community clean up please send your thoughts and ideas to director@lakecityfuturefirst. We make the process very easy by providing all that you need and it is only an hour of time. It makes a huge difference, it makes connections and it feels good to do something tangible.
More on Annie’s report: Continue reading “Clean and Safe Report”