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November 2015

REALTORS® Volunteer at Dunn Gardens

Help Clean, Restore "Untamed Corners" of 100-Year-Old Gardens

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More than two dozen volunteers gathered at Seattle's historic Dunn Gardens to devote a day to removing invasive ivy, holly and blackberries and replacing the unwanted species with native plants. The occasion marked the ninth annual TREC (The REALTORS® Environmental Council) Project, a volunteer initiative that originated with the Governmental Affairs team at the Seattle King County REALTORS®.

Under sunny skies, crews that included REALTORS®, affiliate members (who hosted lunch), outside consultants and staff worked in the vegetable garden, a ravine and other areas around the 8-acre garden. The volunteers worked under the director of grounds manager Zsolt Lehoczky and docent coordinators Bonnie Chester and July Broom.

"All gardens have their untamed corners and unruly spots," commented Beth Weir, executive director at The Dunn Gardens, which is observing its centennial this year. "Here's a big thank you to the energetic REALTORS® who showed up to do some cleanup and restoration in some of the not-so-well-groomed areas on the edges of Dunn Gardens."