Saturday, September 27, 2008

Camp Long Gets a Face Lift

Green Seattle - Trails, Forests, and people!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 by Chukundi Salisbury

NAIOP Work Party at Camp Long
Although the day started out well, the rains came sooner than one would have liked on Saturday, September 20th at Camp Long. However, that did not stop the 350+ volunteers from the Washington Chapter of NAIOP (Nationa Association of Industrial and Office Properties) from getting "IT" done. Some of the highlights included a new footbridge and log seating for the fire rings. This project was different from the average volunteer work party not only in the size of the group, but the scope of work. Many of the volunteers from NAIOP were from professional contracting firms such as Mortenson, and with that type of talent on board for the day, expectations were high. Needless to say... expectations were met. A big Green Seattle Partnership thank you to Sheila Brown, Jacobo Jimenez, and the Seattle Parks and Recreation staff, and a even bigger thank you to NAIOP and its members, partners, and sponsors.Check out the pictures from the day here:



More pictures and coverage can be found on the West Seattle Blog.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

VIDEO: Check out the video from Camp Long Last Weekend!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Work Party at Brandon Street Natural Area

Enjoy the last days of summer at Longfellow Creek

Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail Workparty

Saturday September 20th 10 – 2
@ Brandon Street Natural Area

Located just west of the intersection of SW Brandon Street and 26th Ave SW

For more information Contact Jay Mirro
@ 206-935-6532 or jaymirro@hotmail.com

Or just show up for the Fun!

See you there

Jay

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Seattle Chinese Garden Offers Monthly Tours

Seattle, WA-The Seattle Chinese Garden at South Seattle Community College will offer free, guided tours the second Saturday of every month, March-October; the next tour will be on Saturday, October 11, 2008.

Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Chan Education Center at South Seattle Community College (6000 16th Avenue SW, north parking lot entrance) with a slide presentation and discussion of the significance of gardens in Chinese culture. The tour then moves outside to the garden site where construction is under way for Knowing the Spring Courtyard and to Song Mei Pavilion, where tour guides discuss the construction of the pavilion and demonstration garden, describe the plans for the six-acre garden and point out the wide variety of plants on display.

These public tours last approximately 1½ hours, and no reservation is necessary. Groups of ten or more can arrange a private tour with two weeks advance notice. For additional information or to arrange a group tour, call (206) 282-8040.

The Song Mei Pavilion was designed and fabricated in Seattle’s sister city, Chongqing, China, and assembled on-site by a team of Chinese artisans. This authentic Chinese pavilion is the first of many planned structures in the Sichuan-style Seattle Chinese Garden. For membership, special event and guided tour information, call (206) 282-8040 or visit www.seattlechinesegarden.org

Contact: XiaoHui Luo (Shao)
Phone: 206-282-8040
E-mail: xiao@seattlechinesegarden.org

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

High Point Neighborhood Association meeting and Somali Ramadan celebration

From Andrew Mead at High Point Neighborhood Association:  

Neighbors & Friends,

Did you know most of our East African neighbors are Somali and they are fasting for Ramadan?

I want to personally invite you to join us for a special HPNA Quarterly meeting at the High Point Commons Park this Thursday, September 11th at 6 pm.  High Point residents and their Somali friends from other communities will be giving us an overview of Somali history and culture.  You can also learn some common Somali phrases.

Please join us at the High Point Commons Park Amphitheatre on Thursday for this program.  Afterwards, we will have Somali food after dusk (in honor of Ramadan) at the Elizabeth House across the street.  Here is the link to the HPNA website.

http://www.highpointneighborhood.org/2008/09/01/high-point-neighborhood-association-quarterly-meeting/

Hope you can make it.
--

Andrew M. Mead
President
High Point Neighborhood Association
206.922.3721
www.highpointneighborhood.org

Health Fair at Delridge Community Center

Forwarded by Ron Angeles at the Delridge Neighborhood Service Center.  

             NEWS RELEASE

Gregory J. Nickels, Mayor

Timothy Gallagher, Superintendent

www.seattle.gov/parks

                                 

For immediate release                                                         September 3, 2008

Contact:         Dewey Potter, 206-684-7241

                        e-mail dewey.potter@seattle.gov

 

SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION TO HOLD HEALTH FAIRS AT DELRIDGE, RAINIER COMMUNITY CENTERS

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation will host two health fairs, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 20 at Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW, and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 18 at Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S.

 

"We're hoping for good turnouts at these health fairs," said Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tim Gallagher. "Given the disparities in the delivery of health care to communities of color, we are following the lead of the Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (CHEF) and other organizations by holding these events in southeast and southwest Seattle. For example, African-American babies and other babies of color have shorter life expectancies than those of the general population and face higher rates of asthma, hypertension, and other diseases. Women who receive poor or no health care experience more breast cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses."

 

Southeast and southwest Seattle have the largest concentrations of African-American, Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic population in the city, though some populations are growing in north Seattle.

 

At the free fairs, Parks will bring together vendors and organizations who will provide blood pressure checks, healthy snacks, emergency preparedness information, nutrition information, diabetes information and glucose checks, out-of-school time programs, bicycle repair and restoration, information on where to get a bicycle helmet, information about affordable health insurance, entertainment, prizes, and information about all the classes and activities Parks offers all over the city.

 

The fairs are an element of "Healthy Parks, Healthy You," an initiative of Seattle Parks and Recreation to encourage Seattle residents to adopt healthy habits.

 

This fall, Parks will also offer "Try it for $2," a long list of opportunities for people to try out classes offered at community centers and other facilities for just $2 per activity. People can explore all the activities they are interested in-and may find one they want to continue. Registration is available at the facilities at the dates and times they are offered. For more information, please see http://www.seattle.gov/PARKS/healthyparks/.

 

 

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Home Computer and Internet Security Workshop

Home Computer and Internet Security Workshop
***Free***
 
Wednesday, September 17
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
High Point Branch Library
3411 SW Raymond, Seattle
 
Learn tips and tricks for keeping your home computer safe from viruses, e-mail & money scams, spies and thieves.
 
Instructors:
Michael Hamilton works with the City of Seattle's Information Security Office.  One of his most important responsibilities is keeping the City's computers and networks safe and secure.  
 
Presented by City of Seattle Department of Information Technology.
 
For more information visit www.seattle.gov/tech.
 
Reserve your space and get more info by contacting:
Vicky Yuki at
206.233.7877 or
vicky.yuki@seattle.gov 
 
Light refreshments Served


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Camp Long / Seattle Parks September programs

From Sheila at Camp Long:  


NATURE  PROGRAMS IN SEPTEMBER

 

 To register, call 206-684-7434.

 

Mucking at Me-Kwa-Mooks

Ages 3 and older

Find marine creatures and intertidal plants, and learn beach ecology. Please dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get wet.  Please register by 9/12.  Please call (206) 684-7434 to register.  Activity Fee $8

 

Location: Me-Kwa-Mooks Park

Course #30713 September 13 Sat 9:30-11:30 a.m.

 

Owl Hoot at Camp Long

Ages 5 and older

Will Barred Owl young be hissing or will they be missing? We'll poke around for pellets to pull apart and hear how to hoot.   Please register by 9/12.  Please call (206) 684-7434 to register.  Activity Fee $8

 

 

Course #30715 September 13 Sat 7-9 p.m.

 

Spider, Slug and Snake Search

Ages 1 and older

Slitherin' creatures are the focus on this fun nature walk. Smaller students and scientists alike will learn from and enjoy this program. Please register by 9/12.  Please call (206) 684-7434 to register.  Activity Fee $8

 

Location: Camp Long

Course #30722 9/13 Sat 1-3 p.m.

 

Fauntleroy Forest Walk

Ages 8 and older

From the Reach to the Beach, we'll explore Fauntleroy's 28 acre watershed! We have permission to explore the most recently restored segment of the creek:

the mouth and beach on private property. We will include a plant list. Learn native plants you can incorporate into your landscape. Please register by 9/12.

Note: Customers who do not want to walk to the beach can meet us at the ferry terminal.  Activity Fee $8

 

Course # 34703 September 13 Sat. 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

Lichen, Moss and More at Camp Long!

All Ages, families

Is it like a lichen, more of a moss or a fungus among us? Come explore the lives of these unique life forms at Camp Long up close and personal. Discover the beauty, lifestyles, and significance of lichens, moss and fungi.  Please register by 9/12.   Activity Fee $8

 

Course #33272 September 13   Sat 10 a.m.-Noon

Location: Camp Long

 

Tot Treks

 

 

Ages 2-3

Adults, here is your chance to share nature with your children. In a local park where the grass and ferns grow, beneath the tall old trees, is a special

place where you and a child can explore. Learn effective and fun outdoor activities and ideas for other times and places. Please arrive 10 minutes

before class time and wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Sorry, no strollers. Please register four days prior to the trek.

You can register up to two children with one adult.  Activity Fee $3.50 per person for both tots and adults.

 

Beavers

Please register by September 5.

#30717 9/9 Tue 10-11 a.m.

 

Spiders

Please register by September 19.

Course #33251 September 23 Tue 10-11 a.m.

 

The Beavers of Longfellow Creek

All Ages, families

Have you ever wondered why Native Americans refer to the Beaver as the "Sacred Center" of the land? Join us and find out, while we explore the life and times of this furry, flat-tailed master builder of Longfellow Creek. Please register by 9/26.   Activity Fee $7

 

Location: Trailhead of 25th Ave SW and Brandon St.

Course #33277 September 27   Sat 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

 

First Saturday Work Party

Ages 8 and older

Lend a hand in your community park. Help with forest restoration, trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, planting and weeding. Please RSVP by

calling 206-423-0762.

September 6 Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Seattle Chinese Garden Offers Monthly Tours

Seattle, WA-The Seattle Chinese Garden at South Seattle Community College will offer free, guided tours the second Saturday of every month, March-October; the next tour will be on Saturday, September 13, 2008.

Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Chan Education Center at South Seattle Community College (6000 16th Avenue SW, north parking lot entrance) with a slide presentation and discussion of the significance of gardens in Chinese culture. The tour then moves outside to the garden site where construction is underway for Knowing the Spring Courtyard and to Song Mei Pavilion, where tour guides discuss the construction of the pavilion and demonstration garden, describe the plans for the six-acre garden and point out the wide variety of plants on display.

These public tours last approximately 1½ hours, and no reservation is necessary. Groups of ten or more can arrange a private tour with two weeks advance notice. For additional information or to arrange a group tour, call (206) 282-8040.

The Song Mei Pavilion was designed and fabricated in Seattle’s sister city, Chongqing, China, and assembled on-site by a team of Chinese artisans. This authentic Chinese pavilion is the first of many planned structures in the Sichuan-style Seattle Chinese Garden. For membership, special event and guided tour information, call (206) 282-8040 or visit http://www.seattlechinesegarden.org/

Contact: XiaoHui Luo (Shao)
phone: 206-282-8040
e-mail: xiao@seattlechinesegarden.org

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Camp Long Advisory Council

The function of any advisory council is to give advice. What differentiates advisory councils from boards is that councils do not make final decisions. An advisory council is a representative group of community members who define common goals, make recommendations, and identify community needs. Camp Long’s advisory council is working for you to help provide an Environmental Learning Center that is a resource for the community. Camp Long aspires to be the place where our neighbors go for information and to discuss issues of the day; to socialize with each other, have fun, and build a strong community; and to get outdoors, learn about our natural world, and share ecological knowledge so we can implement positive change in our neighborhoods.

For several decades, with the encouragement of Seattle Parks and Recreation, advisory councils in various Seattle communities have sponsored programs and activities at City facilities. The Associated Recreation Council was established in 1975 to provide financial management, accounting, and material support for Parks and Recreation advisory councils. In 1976, a City law authorized the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation to recognize and support advisory councils and to promulgate rules and regulations to guide advisory councils. The law also authorized the Superintendent to contract with the Associated Recreation Council to help manage the advisory councils.

The law was recently updated and now the role and responsibility of each party in this partnership has been re-established and clarified. Parks and Recreation is accountable to the City’s elected officials for the success of all recreation services and the management and maintenance of recreation facilities. The Associated Recreation Council provides marketing, development, and central services support for recreation programs. And councils provide connection to the community, find local support for, and advocate for, the success of recreation services for the constituents they represent.

The partnership between Parks and Recreation, the Associated Recreation Council, and its member advisory councils allows for expanded public recreation opportunities and provides for a strong community connection. Advisory Councils help with events, raise funds, and participate in other work that takes lots of strategic thinking and people-power.

Advisory council members are ambassadors to the larger community and emissaries from that larger community to the park and environmental center. It's a continuing activity and advisory council members are creating connections in their other interactions with the community and helping bring that larger community into contact with the park and environmental center. If you know someone who could help on Camp Long’s Advisory Council, please get in touch with us. Call Camp Long at 684-7434 to volunteer.