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Organization:  Nature Consortium
Project Name: Public Project: MLK Day of Service in the Forest!
Primary Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, (206) 923-0853, (email)
Primary Address: 14th Ave. SW & SW Holly St.
Seattle, WA 98106
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Directions:

 This is our primary work site, but please RSVP, so that we may notify you if we are working at a different site, and then give you the correct directions to get there. Thanks! Directions to the trailhead at the corner of 14th Ave. SW & SW Holly St. in West Seattle. From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south): 1. Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway. 2. From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle Comm. College exit (right hand exit) 3. The exit will wind around to the left & turn into Delridge Way, travel south on Delridge to the third light (follow signs to SSCC) 4. At light (just past the pedestrian overpass), turn left onto SW Oregon St. 5. Follow this hilly arterial street as it winds around and eventually makes a hairpin turn to the right and turns into 16th Ave. SW 6. Follow 16th Ave. SW and after _ mile SSCC will be on the left hand side 7. Three blocks past the college take a left on SW Myrtle St. 8. Take a left on 14th Ave. SW and follow until it ends at SW Holly St. – street parking should be available (Nature Consortium staff will be there to meet you.)
  Nearest Bus Stop: 16th Ave. SW & SW Morgan St, 4 minute walk
Description:

Join Nature Consortium in the West Duwamish Greenbelt in a day of service to celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. Volunteers will be helping to restore the West Duwamish Greenbelt, the largest contiguous forest in Seattle by installing native trees and shrubs and mulching to encourage growth of a healthy forest. Additionally, service work will be accompanied by live music!

Minimum age to volunteer if accompanied by an adult: 5
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More information about Nature Consortium
Nature Consortium
Last updated on March 5, 2014

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Nature Consortium is a grassroots, community-based organization whose mission is to connect people, arts and nature.

Our goal is to cultivate vibrant communities and inspire people in Puget Sound to become creative leaders through art and environmental action.

Description:
Nature Consortium is a grassroots, nonprofit environmental arts organization based in West Seattle.

Since 2003, we have been working to restore Seattle's biggest forest, the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Our Urban Forest Restoration Program is a long-term stewardship, education & advocacy project that offers hands-on experience in environmental action. Through this project, we host on-going work parties to plant native trees and understory and to clear invasive vegetation. Our Saturday work parties feature live and local musicians to infuse the arts with our environmental work.

Our after-school and summer art classes offer a free and accessible way for youth to express their creativity. These classes serve youth in King County, primarily in low-income communities like Yesler Terrace and Rainier Vista. Offerings include photography, music, dance, organic gardening, nature-themed art, urban art, ceramics, and more.

Every year, as a culmination of our work, Nature Consortium hosts the Arts in Nature Festival in West Seattle to celebrate the outdoors and showcase local artists and performers. The festival encompasses music, dance, theatre, fire performances, wandering performers, a museum of sound and hands-on art & naturalist activities.

History:
Nature Consortium began as a simple effort to build community around the question "What is your art?" and the idea that everyone has the ability to explore the arts and care for the environment. From its inception as a small neighborhood festival in 1998, the organization quickly grew into a nonprofit community arts symposium that teaches environmental lessons.

Contact person: Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)


Main office number: (206) 923-0853
Office fax number: (206) 932-0866

Address:

 4408 Delridge Way SW #107
Seattle, WA 98106
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.naturec.org

Directions:

 *NOTE* this is our office location, NOT our location for work parties. Take Delridge Way SW exit ramp from the West Seattle Bridge. The office is on the first floor of the Youngstown Cultural Center just south of Genesee SW. . . (more)

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Liability
Yes
Does your organization welcome court-ordered community service volunteers?
Yes
Does your organization have volunteer positions for youth 12-18?
Yes
Last updated on March 5, 2014
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