Residents invited to sign up for Earth Day cleanup at UW Botanic Gardens

The Arboretum Foundation is partnering with UW Botanic Gardens and the Student Conservation Association to organize a work service event at the arboretum on Earth Day. People are invited to help remove invasive ivy and weed the plant collections.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 23 at  Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle.

Pre-registration for the event is required, and organizers recommend early sign up because space is limited. Volunteers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. People should register any child attending. Register at

The day of the event, people should arrive at the Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot and then follow directions to Crabapple Meadow to check in. People should bring with them a water bottle, food and gloves. People should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and a jacket. Tools and training will be provided.