Volunteers get busy at Edmonds City Park Saturday
Dozens of volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Shoreline Congregation, which includes members from Edmonds, Shoreline and other nearby cities, spent their Saturday morning sprucing up Edmonds City Park.
Led by former Edmonds City Councilmember Richard Marin, the volunteers sanded and painted 66 metal guard rails — each one 20-feet long — located between the park’s road and turf and play areas. According to Marin, the work at the park was one of seven local projects that the congregation was involved in Saturday, all in response to President Obama’s call to honor Sept. 11 as a Day of Remembrance and a National Day of Service. Other efforts included work at a women’s shelter and the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Marin said.
Edmonds Parks Manager Rich Lindsay said volunteer activity like this is critical to maintaining local parks during lean budgetary times for the city, which has seen severe cutbacks in its seasonal park maintenance staff. You can learn more about volunteering, including how to adopt a park, on the City of Edmonds website.