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Thayne Cross Moves Mountains!

Updated: Feb 1, 2022

This sign marks the spot where in 1995 a whole lot of volunteers began the work of restoring the Harrison Ridge Greenbelt. Follow-up maintenance of the work trail fell by the wayside, and over the years Seattle’s infamous invasive ivy covered the ground. Harri’s Friend David, who lives very near, started cutting the ivy out of the trees, but this January we all started thinking that we should attack the ivy on the ground so that we could plant a native understory.

Thayne Cross’s Eagle Scout project moved in and cleared hundreds of square feet. He didn’t do it all by himself ─ members of his Scout Troop 100, some high school friends, his parents and brothers all chipped in to start the restoration of a big part of the old trail on 33rd Ave. Several of our usual group of Harri’s Friends joined the crew, starring David!

In March, we will plant sword ferns and, in the somewhat open areas, vine maple, black twinberry, and others. We are determined to keep this trail, which we call The Ave, ivy free. Want to help?

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