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The Friends of Harrison Ridge are volunteers focused on restoring the native ecosystem of the Harrison Ridge Greenbelt, under the guidance of the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) and volunteer Forest Stewards. 


The Harrison Ridge Greenbelt sits on 6 acres of protected woodland in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle's Central Area. Since 1995 community members have been restoring this urban forest to its natural state, clearing away invasive species like blackberry and ivy and replacing them with the native plants that thrived here in the days before our city was built.  Each year, new volunteers step forward to continue building trails, terracing hills and planting more native flora. In the last 5 years, we've installed over 1900 plants, including 175 conifers, that provide habitat for small mammals and the scores of bird species that forage and build their nests here.  

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Join us any Thursday at 10:00 when we get "down and dirty" to restore this precious resource! The entrance is located on the east side of 32nd Ave E, between John Street and Denny Avenue, Seattle, WA 98112

We acknowledge that we gather on the stolen traditional land of the Coast Salish Peoples, including all tribes and bands within the Duwamish, Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot Nations. We honor with gratitude the land itself and its original caretakers, who are still here.

Get Involved
Do you want to get your hands dirty, feet muddy and breathe in the fresh wooded air? 

To find out about neighborhood events click on “Join Us” below, or go to to sign up for events all across the city.


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