Help landscape 78th Street exits Nov. 2

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You can help beautify a freeway overpass that never got its due.

Hazel Dell neighborhood activist and businessperson Vicki Fitzsimmons is pressing ahead with her 78th Street Overpass Landscaping Project, bringing some beauty to a spot that was supposed to get landscaping but didn't. It's set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

Volunteers will plant trees and daffodil bulbs and spread bark dust along the I-5 onramps and offramps at 78th Street. The event will go ahead rain or shine, so please wear weather-appropriate clothing, long pants and sturdy-toed shoes. Bring shovels and gloves. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Due to busy traffic and safety concerns, volunteers must be 15 years old to participate; those younger than 18 must provide a minor consent form. All volunteers will have to complete a liability release form on the day of the event. Please park and meet in the large lots north of Jack in the Box; the address is 7901 N.E. 6th Avenue.

Organizers want to know how many volunteers to expect. Register by completing the online form at parkhero.org. This project is a partnership between the Washington Department of Transportation, Clark County Public Works, the Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association and and the Northeast Hazel Dell Neighborhood Association.

If you have questions, contact Fitzsimmons at vicki.fitzsimmons@edwardjones.com, or volunteer coordinator Karen Llewellyn at 360-397-6118, ext. 1627, or karen.llewellyn@clark.wa.gov.