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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to Jefferson Horticulture open house Woodchip slide, trail building and dump truck climbing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/13/2013  2:46:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Karen O'Connor  206-684-7241


Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to Jefferson Horticulture open house
Woodchip slide, trail building and dump truck climbing

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to an open house at Jefferson Horticulture facility on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Natural Resource Unit is hosting this family fun event. It is an opportunity to experience the green house, learn about the equipment crew responsibilities and meet the urban forestry team including the tree and trail crews. The facility is located at 1600 South Dakota St. on the east edge of Jefferson Park.

Staff will be on hand to creatively share and educate the community on what work is done from Jefferson Horticulture.  Besides touring the facility, families can climb into the bucket of the boom truck, play habitat bingo, and get their picture taken on a dump truck.  The community is encouraged to attend and enjoy light refreshments and the fun activities.

This building houses many Park’s divisions including Urban Forestry, landscape crews and the Green Seattle Partnership.  The horticulture facility and staff are integral to keeping Seattle parks beautiful. Seattle Parks propagates plants for the 250 acres of Specialty Gardens here and works to maintain Seattle’s green canopy.

The horticulture program has a long history at Parks and has undertaken a number of horticultural renovation projects that have successfully restore Seattle’s natural ecosystems. From the very cultural to the very natural, we have horticultural programs to meet everyone's taste.

For more information please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/horticulture/ or contact Necka Kapesi at necka.kapesi@seattle.gov or 260-684-4111.

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