Earth Day

Saturday, April 24, 2021 

In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the City of Mountlake Terrace provides an opportunity for the community to give back to their city. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to help tidy up Ballinger Park on Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. until about 12:00 p.m. Due to the current Governor's Proclamation, this year's event will include social distancing and masks are required in order to participate.  In lieu of the usual appreciation lunch served  by the City Council, snacks and drinks will be provided to volunteers due to COVID-19.

Volunteers should meet at the Ballinger Clubhouse parking lot, 23000 Lakeview Drive, in comfortable work clothes, with gloves and tools in hand, to get their assignment. Annual activities include weed control, pruning, spreading bark, litter clean up, and debris removal. Occasionally, depending on the park, we paint picnic tables, benches and gazebos.

Groups contact Parks Services and Facilities Superintendent Ken Courtmanch at 425-776-1811 to register in advance. Everyone celebrates the beginning of spring – rain or shine.  If enough volunteers participate this year, we may send another group to work at Veterans Memorial Park.  This decision will be made the morning of the event.

For more information about our Earth Day event or other volunteer opportunities, please call Ken Courtmanch at 425-776-1811 or email Ken Courtmanch.

Eight children patting soil around plant for Earth Day
Adult teaching four girls how to plant in container on Earth Day
Group of people at park spreading bark