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Community invited to Spring Clean event at Green Lake Elementary School

Green Lake Elementary School (2400 N 65th St) will be hosting their annual Spring Clean at the school’s Olallie Native Garden on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The community is invited to take part in the event, which will take place rain or shine. Attendees are asked to bring, if possible, gloves, a water bottle, shovels and garden tools. Two large metal sculptures created by local artist Tom Flood recently were installed at the garden. The sculptures are representations of Native American berry picking baskets. The installation of the sculptures marks the end of a two-year project funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching…

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Green Lake Elementary School students make dresses for Ugandan orphans

Students at Green Lake Elementary School (2400 N 65th St) recently made dresses for orphaned Ugandan girls. The project was headed up by Kate Sipe, the school’s PE and Swimming Teacher. When Ms. Sipe’s mother passed away, she left a large collection of fabric. The dresses were made from the fabric in her honor. Trina Gadsden, Executive Director of Sister Schools, distributed the dresses to girls at an orphanage in Kampala, Uganda. “When the girls put [the dresses] on, their faces and sparkle in their eyes could light the sky, they were so happy,” Gadsden writes. You can read more about Gadsden’s visit to the orphanage here,…

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Greenlake Litter Patrol seeks volunteers

Video courtesy Todd Young Todd Young of asked us to share information about a volunteer opportunity at Green Lake Park. Todd has headed up Greenlake Litter Patrol since July 2011. The group, which picks up litter around the lake at least once a week, is looking for volunteers to join them. Tools and litter disposal will be supplied. The Greenlake Litter Patrol calendar can be accessed here. The group generally meets Sundays at 9 a.m. at the Green Lake Bathhouse Theater parking lot (7312 West Green Lake Dr N).   Thanks for the tip, Mitch!

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‘Friends of Green Lake’ seeks volunteers for weed-pull work parties

photo: ingridtaylar From Gayle Garman of the Friends of Green Lake: We resume our first Sat. of the month work parties on April 7, from 9:00 to noon at the southwest (blackbird) shoreline habitat restoration site.  Most of the native shrubs we planted in March are doing well, but so are the weeds !!! Come help us pull out those pesky weeds!  Meet at the site, which is on the west (Aurora Ave) side of the Lake, about 100 ft north of the turtle logs, where you see many small shrubs with flagging tape tied to them. We’ll work on the…

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Friends of Green Lake meeting next Tuesday

Photo credit: apstyle21 The Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) will meet on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 7-9 p.m., in the Board of Directors Room at The Hearthstone (6720 E Green Lake Way N). FOGL President Gayle Garman provides the following information about the meeting: We’ve not met for several months, so this meeting will be a time to catch-up and to plan for spring and summer activities including: continuing FOGL volunteer monitoring of Green Lake water quality and algae, planning spring work parties for maintenance of shoreline habitat restoration sites, educational booths at cross-lake swim and milk carton boat races, and our monthly bird walks. This is…

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