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Neighbors and Veterans Team Up for Mapes Creek Walkway Cleanup

by Patheresa Wells


Under the first clear skies the area had received in days, this past Saturday, Nov. 20, community members teamed up with volunteers from The Mission Continues, a veterans organization that promotes community service, to spruce up the Mapes Creek Walkway in Rainier Beach. 

The walkway is not only an essential pedestrian path for the neighborhood but environmentally, Mapes Creek plays a critical part as a Chinook salmon-rearing habitat with the creek flowing into Lake Washington. But the walkway has transformed over the years: Once used as a dumping ground, community members like those present Saturday are now working to address the need for a safe, accessible, and artistic pathway reflective of the neighborhood. 

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Veterans, Boy Scouts Highlight Rainier Valley’s Day of Beautification

by Marcus Harrison Green

Though the street might have an ugly reputation as the city’s most dangerous for pedestrians, Rainier Avenue sparkled beautifully on Sunday afternoon.

South Seattle residents, from Mount Baker to Rainier Beach, spent the last day of April forming clean-up groups to mulch, weed, paint, collect litter and – in one case – jack hammer along the avenue and its adjoining thoroughfares, as part of the 9th annual Bridge-2-Beach community clean-up. Continue reading Veterans, Boy Scouts Highlight Rainier Valley’s Day of Beautification