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Neighborhood Matching Fund

Neighbors transform the Charlestown Hillclimb with help from two DON Funding Sources

Charlestown Hill ClimbThe Charlestown Hillclimb connects Rainier Valley and the Mt. Baker neighborhood.  As a result of residents’ vision and persistence, a muddy path through head-high blackberry bushes is well on its way to becoming a pedestrian-friendly, landscaped green space. The Seattle Department of Transportation installed the stairway, and a $25,000 award from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund and a $60,000 award from the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund are funding the landscape design, clearing the blackberries, and purchasing drought-tolerant and native plants. Neighborhood volunteers will plant and maintain the hillside.

See http://www.charlestownhillclimb.org/ for more information.