Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Earth Month Restoration Event!

April and Earth Month have definitely arrived. The sun is shining, the cherry trees are blossoming, and yes, the weeds are growing!

Our urban forests and natural spaces are a wonderful treasure, especially for families with children. During the past year, Earth Ministry has partnered with EarthCorps to work on restoration projects in local parks. It has been an extraordinarily gratifying experience to see people of faith getting their hands dirty for the environment! An amazing amount of progress can be made when we join together for a short four-hour session of pulling ivy or planting native shrubs.

This weekend, help Earth Ministry & EarthCorps kick-off Earth Month with a family-oriented restoration event at Seward Park in Seattle!

Earth Ministry participants will gather at 9:30am on Saturday, April 5, for prayer and reflection with Outreach Coordinator Kaitlin Torgerson. The whole group will remove invasive species and work on general forest maintenance from 10:00am-2:00pm, and people are encouraged to bring a light lunch or snack to eat during a short noontime break. Earth Ministry will gather again at the end of the afternoon to give thanks for God’s good Earth and our companionship on the journey.

Sign up by via e-mail ( or phone (206.632.2426). It would be great to see lots of Earth Ministry representation on this project!

Directions to April 5 event: Enter Seward Park. Go around the circular drive and past the Environmental Education Center (on your right). Stay to the right and go uphill. Follow the EarthCorps event signs to continue around the paved loop, past all of the picnic shelters to the amphitheater. Park here and look for the Registration tent. Earth Ministry group will meet for reflection in a nearby shelter.

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