Major League Soccer: News: Seattle sparkles after MLS Clean & Green:
MLS W.O.R.K.S. took part in the event for the first time. The league's community outreach initiative has a program it supports entitled Greener Goals. The participants in Saturday's event all donned shirts representing the organization, with the occasional Sounders FC scarf and many other layers of clothing. Saturday's event focused on adding some greenery to the SoDo community, a predominantly industrial area about a mile south of Qwest Field straight down 1st Avenue.
'It's great to be a partner with MLS and have players and officials here,' Seattle Council President Richard Conlin said. 'Volunteering is part of our value system. We're working on a plan to significantly increase the tree canopy in Seattle. It's a tribute to Seattle that we have so many volunteers. Our job is to provide them with the tools they need.'
Evans said the Sounders FC players are very involved in the community. Saturday's event marked the first time he had helped plant trees.