Earth/Arbor Day

Saturday, April 22, 2023

The City Council invites you to attend our annual Volunteer Spring Cleanup of Veterans Memorial Park and the Civic Campus on Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m. to noon with lunch following for volunteers. This event is held in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day. The city was recently named as a “Tree City USA” and your help is needed to help the beautiful trees in Veterans Memorial Park thrive. 

If you have a small group that would like to participate, please contact Parks and Facilities Superintendent Ken Courtmanch at  or (425) 776-1811 to register in advance so we can plan accordingly. 

A limited number of tools will be available to share. We ask that you please bring your rakes, weed pullers, and non-electric pruning tools and participate in pruning, removing blackberry and invasive plants, weeding, raking and trash pick up. Work or gardening gloves are strongly encouraged and boots are recommended if the has been recent rain.  

Volunteers should meet at City Hall (23204 58th Avenue W) in the Council Chambers (tall room next to the Jerry Smith Town Center Plaza) for a brief meeting at 9:00 a.m.  Lunch will be provided indoors and if the weather is nice, you may enjoy it out in the plaza!

Eight children patting soil around plant for Earth Day
Adult teaching four girls how to plant in container on Earth Day
Group of people at park spreading bark