SCA Founder to Join Earth Day Event in Seattle


Liz Putnam will be joining Northwest Alumni on April 12th, 2014

The Arboretum is a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Washington. Jointly managed by the University of Washington and the City of Seattle, its 230 acres are a dynamic assortment of plants found nowhere else. Volunteers will prune back overgrown vegetation, remove invasive plant species, and re-vegetate areas with native plants.

The work of SCA members and volunteers have provided $250,000 of value to the park over the past 10 years of Earth Day service projects.

This year SCA Northwest is pleased to be celebrating 30 years of conservation service to the Puget Sound. Earth Day will kick off a year of service and engagement events for our past members and their families. All past members, staff, and partners are invitied join in the celebration.

Across Seattle and throughout the Northwest, SCA is building a new generation of conservation leaders and over the past 30 years, has strengthened the region’s youth, communities, and environment.

WHEN: Saturday, April 12th, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum – UW Botanical Gardens, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E, Seattle, WA 98112
WHAT: Invasive plant removal, planting native species, and spreading mulch.
BRING WITH YOU: Weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
PROVIDED: Whole Foods Market in South Lake Union will provide breakfast. SCA will also provide work gloves, reusable water bottles, and all project supplies.

Attending will be Liz Putnam, SCA’s Founder and first conservationist to receive the Presidential Citizens Medal – the nation’s second highest civilian award!