Monday, May 30, 2011

Many Hands on Seattle Works Day

Pacific Science Center’s park-like surroundings are designed to be open, inviting, and to help welcome our guests to the exhibits. Amazingly, just two people perform the day-to-day upkeep of our gardens: Jeff Leonard and Maida Ingalls. They not only keep the outdoor plants looking good but also maintain the butterfly house plantings as well.

Once in a while, when looking at the tasks at hand, it seems like a few extra people would be very helpful. That’s why we were so excited to be on the list for Seattle Works Day volunteers. This amazing group of volunteers brought a team to our grounds on Saturday, May 21, that really shook things up. They pulled ivy, distributed mulch, prepped, cleaned and planted our big planters, and gave us a head start on our Springtime task list, the busiest part of the year for gardeners everywhere.

Big thanks go to Pacific Science Center’s team captains: Renee, Janelle, Maida and Sarah. Jeff, the project foreman, was on his feet for over ten hours and continued to move the entire crew forward. Still, Jeff kept the team well supplied with tools, materials, instructions and encouragement.

And most of all, every one of us at Pacific Science Center wishes to extend a huge THANK YOU to the many volunteers who contributed Saturday and helped our staff keep PSC looking good. We couldn’t do it without you!

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