Got Dirt? The Ski Bowl Park Beautification Committee wants it

NORTH CREEK The Ski Bowl Park Beautification Committee needs over 3,000 cubic yards of dirt for the park in order to grow grass, shrubs, and plants. The park is very sandy and will not sustain sturdy plant growth without good dirt, compost, and/or manure added to it. The committee is asking anyone who wants to move some dirt from their land, or anyone who plans to dig and wants a place to put the dirt, to give the committee a call. If you have an old manure pile, or old compost that you would like to get rid of, the committee could put it to use at the park. Volunteers just recently built a 20 x10 collection bin for leaves and grass at the transfer station. This composting bin is located on the left off the loop that goes by the big recycling bins at the transfer station area. The old leaf dump is a wonderful site, and is full of compost that we are attempting to access. However, separating the other stuff (bricks, concrete blocks, limbs, and roots) which is mixed in with the leaf material will require a lot of work. The idea behind the new compost area is that it is for grass and leaves only. As you clean up the leaves this fall, please bring them to the compost bin so we can begin to build a new supply of organic material for park landscaping. The bin is wide enough for a truck or car to back into in order to dump the leaves. However, because the operation is just starting up, the sand is still a bit soft and it is easy to get stuck. It is recommended that you stay on the road that goes up to the top of the landfill until we get some gravel in there or the sand gets better packed down. Please dump your leaves at the end of the bin on top of others that are already there. If you have dirt or manure you would like to donate, please call Kelly Nessle at 251-3739 or Judy Brown at 251-3368. The dirt can not be sand or hard panit has to be soil that is good to grow stuff in. Well be happy to take any amount.

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