Thornton Creek Work Parties Begin This Sunday

Green Seattle Partnerships announced work parties, Walking Under the Owls, on Thornton Creek (or its new designation, Kingfisher Natural Area) starting this Sunday, May 6th at 10 AM. Activities, which are open to all ages, include removing invasive species in a part of the park to be determined, and possible native specie planting. As well as complete enjoyment of the bird songs, flowing water and hard working friends… (the weather forecast for Sunday looks promising too).

It will run until noon, and then future work parties will continue every other Sunday through June (May 20th, June 3rd & June 17th) at the same time, 10 AM.

Volunteers should bring hand tools, gloves, eye protection, and water.

Meet at the creek where it intersects with the 17th Ave NE trail (see map). You can park near the trailhead located at intersection of 17th Ave. NE & 104th St. Note that 17th Ave is only accessible from the North and East.

For more information, contact Lynnette at or Rick at


Upcoming Events

Please join us for these upcoming events in the
Victory Heights neighborhood — all are welcome

1. Certified Wildlife Habitat and Bee Health Talk
Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 pm
Please RSVP for the address:

A National Wildlife Federation representative will tell us how we can create a garden that attracts wildlife and helps restore habitat in our neighborhood by providing food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young, and by using sustainable gardening practices.

Lauren Montgomery, a local beekeeper and member of the Puget Sound Beekeeping Association, will talk about why it is important to promote bee health, and what we can do to help.


2. Planning a Victory (Heights) Garden?

Saturday, March 12, 10 am
Please RSVP for the address:
Come Share your ideas and get resources from other gardeners.


3. Nominate Neighborhood Gardens for the Upcoming
3rd Annual Garden Walkabout
Ongoing: now through April (you can nominate yourself!)
Garden Walkabout to be held Saturday, June 4, 10am-4pm