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Seattle Works Day in the News! June 8, 2009

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From the Ballard News-Tribune – http://www.ballardnewstribune.com/2009/06/05/news/young-professionals-clean-local-parks

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The annual Seattle Works Day brought out more than 1,000 volunteers to clear overgrowth, plant, and participate in other outdoor projects in 29 locations in the Seattle area Saturday, June 6.

One project involved clearing eight different kinds of evasive plants at the Golden Gardens wetlands, near the bridge and ponds. Another was clearing growth around Green Lake.

Seattle Works is a volunteer organization of more than 2,500 geared toward professionals in their 30’s and 40’s. Its purpose is to bring people together to do community service.

This day was sponsored KLB Construction, a heavy highway contractor based in Mukilteo. Seattle Works also has a partnership with the Seattle Parks Department.

Once finished for the day, the volunteers gathered for a celebration at the Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center.

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