Monday, August 31, 2009

New Billboard

I added informational sign's to the billboard along the bathroom building at Lowell Neighborhood Park. One sign is specific to Lowell and explains our program, the others include reasons why a park should be pesticide free. These are from a handout found on the Northwest Coalition on Alternatives for Pesticide (NCAP) website:

The billboard explains why the chemicals in pesticides used to kill weeds are dangerous to growing children, pets, the pesticide appliers, and our environment, especially rivers and streams.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Everett Gospel Mission Work Party

Each month, a different 'steward' is responsible for park maintenance. The Everett Gospel Mission volunteered to take care of August and they did it in style. They had a group grill out, but you had to pull some weeds and lend a hand first!

We had over 20 volunteers and we put a small dent in the 10 acres of dandelions that seem to prefer our grassy area to anywhere else!

Thanks to all these amazing women for helping maintain Lowell Park pesticide free! Also, thanks to Jackie Minchew, Lowell Civic Association President, for coming out to help and for representing the men!

Monday, August 17, 2009

We Are Registered with Serve!

I registered the project today with, President Obama's effort to promote community service.

You can click here to sign up to volunteer with the Pesticide Free Park.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pesticide Free Everett

We are a committee of the Lowell Civic Association in Everett, WA. This is the story of our local park, Lowell Neighborhood park. The first and, for now, only pesticide free park in Everett.

Above photos are from our first clean up day in June of 2009. We had close to 20 volunteers from all parts of the neighborhood.

Special thanks to Everett Gospel Mission for their hard work and amazing members!