10:35am

Thu August 2, 2012
Participation Nation

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.

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