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Thu August 2, 2012
Every Day Is Earth Day In Seattle, Wash.
This month we are collecting your stories about the good things Americans are doing to make their community a better place. Some of your contributions will become blog posts and the project will end with a story that weaves together submissions to make a story of Americans by Americans for Americans.
Near their headquarters in a converted WWII naval building, EarthCorps members — brought in from all over the world — do morning yoga before departing to restore parks and creeks in and around Seattle.
For instance, Executive Director Steve Dubiel explains, a decade ago Seward Park was being devastated by ivy. EarthCorps volunteers painstakingly ripped it out and planted native plants, eventually giving the park new life.
Today, Seward Park — and EarthCorps — are flourishing.
Representing young adults from more than 60 countries and all 50 states, EarthCorps works daily to rejuvenate and invigorate the Puget Sound bio-network.
College student David Trujillo listens to KPLU Public Radio in Seattle.