Community activists take tree saving campaign to social media
By Tim Clifford
Despite the good news that recently came down from the Burien City Council regarding the preservation of trees at the former Ambuam substation there is still much work to do. For community activists Karen McMichael, Jane Martin, and Alice Goodman that work kicked off this week on social media.
A Facebook page, GoFundMe page, and an online petition have all gone live as of Mar. 18. The group is seeking to raise $9,000 dollars along with as many signatures as possible by April 1, just in time to present to the Burien City Council at its April 6 meeting.
The pages can be found at these links: https://www.facebook.com/CherryTreeBurien and http://www.gofundme.com/ne23hs .
“Some things in life are worth saving. The cherry tree and surrounding conifers at the corner of 144th and Ambaum in Burien fit this category... sadly they might be cut down, diminishing what is now a leafy green corner,” wrote the group in a public flier that is soon to be distributed.