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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Green Thumbs Gathering on Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/25/2007  4:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Peg Nielsen 684-8114
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Green Thumbs Gathering on Saturday
Traffic circle volunteers share plants and support

SEATTLE - On Saturday, October 27, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, traffic circle volunteers will be gathering for a fun-packed Plant Exchange. The event will kick off with a few words from Grace Crunican, Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation. Linden Mead, Arboriculturist with the Urban Forestry Department and organizer of the event, says that it will be a sight to behold when close to one hundred volunteers converge bearing the greens of their labor. The event will be held at Magnuson Park Building #406, The Matthews Beach Room located at 6344 NE 74th Street. Experts will be on hand to discuss plant selections, maintenance and more! There will be free plants, bulbs, mulch, trees and door prizes donated by Swansons Nursery, Home Depot, and the Rosso Nursery.

For more information about traffic circles, please visit the SDOT’s website: Http: www.seattle.gov/transportation/trafficcircles.htm#landscape For information about the event call: 684-TREE

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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