National Day of Service projects start Saturday

The public is invited to join the City of Sequim in the National Day of Service, Saturday, Sept. 8.


The program began in 2002 to pay tribute to those who were lost and those who rose in service to respond to the 9/11 terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.  


Members of the Sequim City Council and City staff join community volunteers in a morning of community service projects, beginning with an opening ceremony at 8 a.m. at Carrie Blake Park. After the ceremony, participants will disperse to begin working on clean-up and maintenance of City facilities and parks. The community work session ends around noon.


Volunteer projects might include painting fire hydrants and catch basins, the stage at the Guy Cole Convention Center, the fence around the port-a-potty at Kirner Park, picnic shelters and dog agility equipment at Carrie Blake Park, the building at Dr. Standard Park, and possibly a mural at the Skate Park.


Gardening projects might include weeding and clean-up of the Gebhardt Zwicker Trail, the Olympic Discovery Trail, Margaret Kirner Park, June Robinson Memorial Park and Bell Creek through the Water Reuse Site; trimming lavender in City rights-of-way; and removing the gravel and loose rock pavers at Heritage Park and replacing them with a permanent surface.


Other possible projects include constructing bridge railings on the 10 bridges at Carrie Blake Park; litter pick-up on Highway 101; washing and cleaning the equipment at the City Shop; sharpening any and all City tools; and the design and construction of a quality sign for the entrance of the City’s Water Reclamation Facility.


The City also welcomes volunteers who might want to bake cookies for the community volunteers or play in the James Center for the Performing Arts throughout the morning.


For more information or to volunteer, contact City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at 683-4139, Volunteer Coordinator Linda Cherry at 582-2447, or



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