In 2002, armed with trash bags and brooms, Mayor Greg Nickels, city crews, environmental groups, and neighborhood volunteers launched the “Clean and Green” program to clean and beautify Seattle neighborhoods. Since then, volunteers have cleaned everywhere from Downtown to Lake City, from Interbay to Capitol Hill, making Seattle a greener and more vibrant place to live, work, and play—one neighborhood at a time.
This Saturday, July 11th will mark Seattle’s 100th Clean and Green event. A special celebration will take place in honor of the landmark at Othello Playground in Southeast Seattle from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interested volunteers can enjoy refreshments and a short program before cleaning up the neighborhood around Othello Station, in anticipation of the Link light rail opening the following Saturday, July 18th.
- Saturday, July 11th
- Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello Street
- 8:30 a.m. Refreshments
- 9:00 a.m. Short speaking program and celebration
- 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Volunteer Opportunity
To date, 15,000 Clean and Green volunteers have collected a total of more than 542,550 pounds of litter and debris, repaired more than 4,275 streetlights and painted out nearly 6,305 graffiti sites. Clean and Green Seattle has invigorated communities and established lasting alliances between the city and organizations.
Learn more about Clean and Green or find an upcoming event in your neighborhood here.