Photo by Melissa Obenchain

EarthGAY by the numbers

  • 100+ volunteers
  • 37,674 sq feet of invasive plants removed
  • over 40 compost piles created
  • 4 tires and many many lbs of trash removed
  • 10 yards of mulch spread in ~30 mins

EarthGAY 2019 

Thank you to everyone who participated in EarthGAY in late April!  An extra thank you to OUT There Adventures for hosting the event as well as Christopher Peguero and event partners Patagonia Seattle, the National Parks Conservation Association, Washington Environmental Council, Out for Sustainability and supporters including Heyday and The Saloon.  We loved getting to work with all of you and hope that you’ll come back to join us for future restoration events!


EarthGay photos in the Seattle Times

The Seattle Times did an awesome profile on Elyse Rylander and OUT There Adventures which is online now. Photos from EarthGAY also make an appearance!





Bicycle Sundays 2019

On scheduled Sundays from May to September, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to bike, jog or stroll along the boulevard immediately south of Colman Park at Mount Baker Park’s beach to the Seward Park entrance during these times.

The 2019 event dates are

  • May 12, 19, 26
  • June 16, 23
  • July7, 14
  • August 11, 18
  • September 1, 8, 15



Evan Wright

Colman Park Steward




Each year Green Seattle Partnership holds its largest restoration event and celebration during Green Seattle Day.  This year Colman Park was one of the sites selected for Green Seattle Day. Building on all the work we did in April, planting was accomplished in some of the same areas of upper Colman. 



We embraced a rainy day along with 90 volunteers in order to plant hundreds of plants, make new friends and improve the park. This was our second large event this year and it was a blast. Photos and more details to come.



Evan Wright

Colman Park Steward




To everyone who participated in last week’s Earth Gay event in Colman Park—Thank you! Thanks for taking time out of your weekend, venturing into an unfamiliar park, banding with other fabulous folks to pull ivy, remove blackberry, and make new friends. We continue to be in awe of the amount of work that was done. 



What we accomplished in a day was equal to the amount of work that was done in a whole season last year and your efforts helped make this one of the most successful work parties we’ve had. We loved getting to work with all of you and hope that you’ll come back to join us for future work parties!



Adam O’Sullivan

Colman Park Steward