Aurora Licton neighbors just completed the first Find It, Fix It Community Project for the 2016 cycle!!
After the Find It, Fix It Community Walk in her neighborhood, Amy Provenzano rallied her neighbors and submitted a community project grant application to clear out & clean up the cut-thru path on N. 95th St. to Ashworth Ave N., a heavily used corridor that also serves as a neighborhood path to Licton Springs Park. The right of way had been attracting litter and posing a safety hazard as walkers could not see beyond the overgrown grass and bushes next to the path.
The project was awarded $1,000 from the City of Seattle, which covered the cost of equipment rentals, plants, dirt, ground cover, and rockery.
This past Saturday and Sunday (8/20 and 8/21), with tools donated from Seattle’s Urban Forestry division, 11 volunteer community members cleared 5,620 square feet of space and mulched 5,161 square feet. The group collected over 100 cubic feet of yard debris along with 4 bags of trash and recycling. Most importantly, they created a cleaner, safer common space that connects and strengthens their neighborhood.
And, seeing the appreciation that neighbors who used the path shared with the group of volunteer community members was amazing.