Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Emailing: West Seattle Community Forum Flier v2010

Mayor McGinn is coming to West Seattle, December 2nd, 6pm to 8pm for a Town Hall Forum at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

Please mark your calendars and share the attached flyer with your networks.


Ron Angeles, District Coordinator
Dept. of Neighborhoods

Friday, November 5, 2010

Clean up Delridge Saturday!

The North Delridge Neighborhood Council Adopt-a-Street is this Saturday, Nov. 6th.
Meet up at 9:45am, work from about 10am-12pm @ Delridge Community Center parking lot.

*The first 10 people to show up get a 2 for 1 Latte (or comparable coffee beverage) card to Uptown Espresso!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Remember in November

Howdy Neighbors,

November's almost here - please note these dates:

November 2nd - VOTE!

November 6th
- NDNC Adopt-a-Street
9:45am – 12:15pm, Meet @ Delridge Community Center parking lot.
Neighborhood sponsored clean up along Delridge Way from Andover to Brandon.
*The first 10 people to show up get a 2 for 1 Latte (or comparable coffee beverage) card to Uptown Espresso!

- Gathering of Neighbors at Cheif Sealth High School, 2600 SW Thistle St, 11am-3pm, learn about community organizations and businesses.

November 8th - NDNC Monthly meeting at the Delridge Library from 7-7:45pm - please note the shorter time.
We'll vote in the new Co-Secretaries and discuss upcoming topics.

November 17th - Delridge District Council Meeting
Wed, 7pm – 8pm, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 4408 Delridge Way SW.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

November NDNC Meeting date and time

Please note that our November 8th meeting will not begin until 7pm at the Delridge Library. It will be a short meeting to vote in our new Co-Secretaries, and discuss topics of interest for future meetings.
Also, our Delridge beat officers may make a visit contingent on their active duties that evening to answer questions. December our guest speaker will be Community Crime Prevention Coordinator Ben Kinlow.

See you there!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Events + Cider Press Cancelled

The annual Cider Press planned for Oct. 23rd is cancelled. We hope to plan something earlier in the season next year.

Other events coming up for Delridge:

Oct. 16th - Night Market at the Super 24 Store, 5455 Delridge Way S.W., from 3-7pm. There will be local produce for sale, and a Silk Screen Your Own Shirt activity by the North Delridge Neighborhood Council.

Oct. 19th - The Art Lending Library at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center is open from 6-9 pm.

November 6th - Come on out to clean up Delridge Way - The quarterly Delridge Way Adopt-A-Street volunteers meet up at 9:45 to gather supplies and work from about 10am-noon at Delridge Community Center parking. This is a great time of the year to clean up leaves from drains too.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Art Lending Library

Did you know there's an Art Lending Library in the neighborhood?

The West Seattle Blog just reported about it, and it's hosted at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center once a quarter. The next Art Library day is Wednesday, October 19th, one night only, 6-9 pm. Check out their website for more details:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Delridge Night Market Wants You!

On Sept. 11th, the North Delridge Neighborhood Council participated in the
DNDA's Delridge Night Market event.
We had a blast meeting neighbors and providing a silk screen your own "Heart
Delridge" shirt activity.

Night Market organizer Phillippia Goldsmith would love to see the
event include neighbors who have crafts or art or goodies to sell -
she's got access to tables and chairs, but not tents. To get the scoop
and participate in the last market on Oct. 16th from 3-7pm, email Phillippia
at - or just mark your calendars to show up and
buy fresh local veggies and support the effort those evenings.

We'll be there hosting the Heart Delridge Print Your Own shirt from 3-5pm. Don't want to get your hands dirty? Just bring $15 and buy one!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

October Cider Press!

A fun way to use up apples, and meet or catch up with your neighbors - join us for this season's Cider Press!

When: October 23, 12-4pm
Where: Karl’s house, 5624 26th SW,
What to bring: your own CLEAN windfall, store bought or gleaned apples, pears and your own containers, plus snacks to share. Please don't bring your dogs.

Last year my family brought half a paper grocery bag full of apples and that made 2 quarts of fresh cider. We washed the apples, and didn't cut them up or trim off those parts that bugs nibbled. It was a great way to make use of apples we would have otherwise put in the compost bin.

Plus Karl's garden is a local treasure - it's been part of the West Seattle Garden Tour.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New NDNC Website

The North Delridge Neighborhood Council is very happy to announce our new website is up!
Check it out here:

A BIG thank you to our neighbor, Amanda Leonard who volunteered to create the site for us.

Community Harvest Plant Sale at SSCC this Sunday 9.19

Community Harvest Plant Sale!
come get your spinach, lettuce, kale, onions, swiss chard, garlic and more!

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:00-3:30pm

South Side of South Seattle Community College

Fall starts only $3!

All Proceeds benefit Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle, a 501(c)3, whose mission is to reduce hunger by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables for our neighbors in West Seattle and White Center. Along with harvesting and distributing the abundance growing in our backyards, we encourage and inspire edible gardens through our educational programs and events.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Heart Delridge and Clean Greens

Clean Greens Event Sept. 11th from 4-8pm (At the Super 24 Store parking lot- The corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Findlay).

This is the King County Food and Fitness Initiative effort to bring fresh produce to the neighborhood. You can purchase some locally grown veggies through Clean Greens ( in person.

The NDNC executive board plus a few other neighbors will host the booth. We'll have info on what we've been up to, can answer your questions, and will offer a fun screen print your own Heart Delridge Tee Shirt activity!

Just bring a pre-washed solid colored shirt, and create! We'll have a screen and provide black and white ink. Screen Printing will be from 4-6pm. Don't want to do that or can't make it until later? You can buy a shirt for $15.

Wanna buy one right now? You can pre-order and pay for a shirt through the DNDA, our fiscal agent. Just go to: pay $15, mark that this is for the North Delridge Neighborhood Council's Heart Delridge Tee Shirt, include your contact info, size shirt, etc. and we'll mail it or hold it for you at the event.

Monday, August 23, 2010

West Seattle Blog on artisans at Seattle Chinese Garden

There's a terrific, detailed post over at West Seattle Blog about this weekend's community welcome party for the visiting artisans at Delridge jewel the Seattle Chinese Garden

Head on over for lots of great photos, video, and description. 

September benefit at Youngstown for Nepali women

From West Seattle Blog

Just out of the WSB inbox:
On Saturday, September 25th, 2010, the Bo M Karlsson Foundation’s Third Annual ‘Mahilaa Night’ will be held at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Address: 4408 Delridge Way SW.

This annual Seattle event is a benefit to raise funds for the education of underprivileged women in Nepal. For more information on the work we do, please visit our website

We hope you’ll join us for a traditional Nepali dinner, wine bar, entertainment by Nepali musicians, a short film and, a silent auction. Items in the silent auction will include local arts and crafts, Nepali handcrafted goods and gift certificates to many Seattle businesses.

Suggested donation:
Single $35.00/Couples $60.00/Family of 4 $85.00
Tickets includes first drink

RSVP before or by September 15, 2010 at or by phone: 206 354 3119

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Skylark wins

Delridge venue Skylark has been nominated at King5 for Best Live Music in Western Washington.  

The folks at Skylark say "We're thrilled to be nominated for the Best Live Music! Make us #1 in Western Washington. Voting starts August 30th."

Head over to King 5 to vote next week.

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Delridge Business - Pho Aroma opens today! Here's the menu

Well worth the wait, Pho Aroma opened today at Delridge and Findlay. I had a chance to try out the Lemon Garlic Beef and it was terrific! 

Here's the menu - drop by!

BTW - Here's the West Seattle Blog article about the owners.  We saw Patrick in there taking pictures of the family today, so check WSB for another update soon. 

Pho Aroma menu

White Center Art Walk

From the White Center Blog - great art and community tonight

August 21, 6 PM – 9 PM

White Center Third Saturday Art Walk

Dubsea Coffee (9910 8th Ave SW): Jeannette Jones – oil paintings. Jeannette’s oil paintings are a complex tapestry of images that require second and third looks to discover the hidden portraits contained within.

Proletariat Pizza (9622-A 16th ave SW): Terry Peart – acrylic paintings. “17th and Roxbury”. Come see this series of paintings of a local landmark in White Center. have you tried the tiramisu?

Salvadorean Bakery (1719 Roxbury): Heather Mathias – Photographing Color and Design:
An Exhibit by Heather Mathias
Heather Mathias’s artwork is an exploration of color and design. She photographs everyday objects, then through “reverse process” discovers their essence – their visual essence; whether it be a specific color, a specific design, or both.

Dzul Tattoo (9622-B 16th Ave SW): The Dzul Family – Tattoo, airbrush, cool urban art. Check out the shop, get that long-desired tattoo!

Cafe Rozella (9434 Delridge Way SW): Another month of good ART!!

Full Tilt Ice Cream (9629 16th Ave SW): Check for updates

Big Al Brewing (9832 14th Ave SW): Adam Schmidt – Metal Art -Precision-cut metal art.

Emergency Preparedness Classes for community leaders

Forwarded by Ron Angeles from

Let's make the Delridge District the best prepared area for an emergency in Seattle!! Sign up now!!!

Subject: [EOCSNAP] SNAP Announcement: Fall Skills Training Begins Sept 25 - Registration now open!

Greetings from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management:

You are the first to receive notification for Seattle OEM’s 2010 Falls Skills Training! The attached flyer has full course descriptions as well as specifics on how to register by e-mail or phone to our office.

Next week, we will post these classes to the Emergency Management Events Calendar on the OEM website, but we wanted to give you an opportunity to share this announcement with your community contacts first.

Due to the high demand of our skills training classes, space tends to fill fast, but please be courteous and only register if you can keep your commitment to attend. We want to be fair and give as many as possible the opportunity to learn priority skills on how to respond and care for others after a disaster.

Other dates to keep in mind: (look for specifics in the September Monthly Connection)

· Sept. 29 – SNAP Continuing Education Workshop: Effective Drills and Exercises – good for neighborhood coordinators and block captains who have a group ready to put their skills into practice.

· Oct 13, 20 and 27 – SNAP Leadership Academy: a three-week course on how to coordinate and organize a group.

Thanks for your continuing interest in emergency preparedness. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions – we look forward to seeing you soon at one of our skills classes!

For a current listing of events, go to the Emergency Management Events Calendar

The Public Education Team

Seattle Office of Emergency Management
105 5th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98104

"Disaster ready ... prepared people, resilient community."
Please send questions or comments to

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Fall Skills - 2010

More work for organizers - Washington Bus

Over at Washington Bus - the organization that organized voter registration in Delridge the past couple of weekends: 

We're hiring!

We'll make this quick - The Bus is running extensive voter registration and get-out-the-vote programs around the state leading up to Election Day on November 2nd. We're looking for smart, dynamic, hard working, well-organized and multi-talented people. Sound like you? Check out the job descriptions below. We're filling these positions ASAP, so get your application in today!

Statewide GOTV Coordinator
Spokane Coordinator
Spokane Organizer
Vancouver Coordinator
Vancouver Campus Organizers

Bus Internships
The Washington Bus is looking for interns to support our outreach, voter engagement, legislation and targeted races. Our internships offer leadership opportunities for you to make real political change. Click here to learn how to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Get on the Bus!

Job opportunity for an organizer - Got Green

From Maru Mora Villalpando

Position Announcement: ORGANIZER (FULL TIME)

Framework: We are entering a historic time in our country where local efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and global warming are expected to generate thousands of job opportunities as well as new products that are healthier for our homes and families. Got Green believes that through community organizing, we can make sure that Seattle-area “green jobs” provide opportunity to communities most in need: low income communities of color; and that “green jobs” are also “good jobs” – paying a living wage and benefits. We also believe that through organizing, we can make sure that low income families gain equal access to “green products” and “green lifestyles.”

Got Green is a start-up organization – sponsored by the White Center Community Development Association – and we are seeking an experienced community organizer to build a racially diverse activist base of low income and working class young adults of color to fight to ensure that their communities fully benefit from the sustainable, green economy.

· Recruit and develop the leadership of low income and young adults of color to participate in and lead all of Got Green’s activities.
· Develop and implement a broad-based outreach and recruitment plan to 1) Bring new members into Got Green; 2) Educate communities of color (including recent immigrant communities) about green jobs opportunities; 3) Recruit potential participants into a union-certified Weatherization Installer Tech training program.
· Work with volunteer activists to plan and lead community organizing campaigns aimed at 1) Shifting the balance of power in favor of low income communities; 2) Winning concrete demands that improve the lives of low income young adults of color.
· Organize events such as community forums; hip hop shows; film showings; accountability sessions; etc. to advance Got Green’s outreach and organizing.
· Create leadership and personal development plans with each of Got Green’s core constituent leaders. Support Got Green leaders towards reaching their goals.
· Help to develop and lead organizing skills trainings and political education sessions for Got Green constituents/activists.
· Build and maintain a community-based interpreting/translation network
· Assist with fundraising activities such as grant writing; meetings with potential funders; event organizing; as needed.
· Support Got Green’s Weatherization Tech Installer training program and field work. Build relationships with Got Green trainees to involve them in community organizing efforts.
· Participate in staff meetings, organization-wide retreats and on-going strategic planning sessions and support other staff where needed
· Represent Got Green’s mission, values and objectives in all interactions with the public.

· Demonstrated connections to and “roots” in communities of color
· Minimum three years direct organizing experience around economic, racial, and/or gender justice issues – preferably in communities of color
· Experience developing the leadership skills of low income/working class constituents
· Excellent written and verbal communications skills
· Strong computer skills – MS Office, Web-based email, databases, etc.
· Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
· Valid WA State Driver’s license, owns a vehicle, is/can be insured.
· “Risk taker” and “Team player”

· Fluent in a second language
· Existing network in one or more local communities of color
· Experience with/knowledge of organized labor movement and specifically building trades unions
· Desktop publishing, graphic design, or web design experience
· Sense of humor

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
Sick Leave & Accrual
Vacation (12 days in the first year)
12 paid holidays

Submit resume, cover letter and three references ASAP via email to:
SUBJECT LINE: Organizer position

Please also submit your answer (500 words or less) to the following:
What have you found to be the greatest challenges and opportunities to building a grassroots activist base in low-income communities of color?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Youth Out Loud Showcase this Friday!

From Alberto Mejia at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center: 

On Behalf of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center and Youth Media Institute. I'd like to invite you all to the upcoming summer showcase for the 2010 Youth Out Loud summer program! The event is taking place on Friday, August 20th from 6-8pm in the Youngstown theater, and will feature live performances, youth-produced films, original music and digital photography. Our students have put together some amazing pieces this year...join us as we celebrate their work!

Please refer to the flyer below for more information. We hope to see you there!

In appreciation,

Alberto Mejia II, M.P.A.

Green Jobs Forum August 27

Although this forum is over in Southeast, it's organized by a number of leaders from Delridge and White Center, and deals with an isssue that's important to the neighborhood. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Aging Your Way - Conversations for Change September 23

From Joanne Donohue at Senior Services

Aging YOUR Way

Will your community will be able to support you in the way you want so you can stay there as you age?

Baby Boomers are riding the wave to their senior years at a rapid pace but are notoriously resistant to talking about aging, and it's clear they are not interested in aging the way their parents did. To be ready for this demographic shift, communities need to be ready to handle the increase in the capacity and type of services and programs which will be required.

Baby Boomers and other younger-thinking older adults are already re-designing their communities to support them as they age.

Senior Services is bringing community gatherings to neighborhoods around King County and the participants are outstripping all goals and expections we've had! We've held events in SE Seattle and in Shoreline already.

Want to be part of the action? Attend one of the “Aging Your Way” community gatherings in your area.

Join us at an event in your neighborhood to develop your vision and ideas, and work on implementing them! Jim Diers, community development expert and professional facilitator, leads participants in identifying what they care about and creating their vision of what their community will need to look like. Action teams are formed and people are empowered to use their skills, knowledge and passion to make their vision a reality.
Aging Your Way Flyer SW

Newest neighborhood microblog: Roxhill Rox

About the Blog: 
We dig our neighborhood! There is a great mix of people, kids, businesses, parks, and pets. We're going to give you the lowdown and let you know how the other half live (no not that half, the OTHER other half).

About the bloggers: 
We're parents, entrepreneurs, geeks, rock stars, professionals, and everything in between. We dig out little hood up here at the top of Seattle and just want to share a little bit with you guys.

First four posts this week: 

Seattle City Council approves urban farm and community garden legislation improving access to locally grown food

From Erin MacDougall at Public Health of Seattle and King County (and a Food and Society fellow): 

Council News Release

SUBJECT: Seattle City Council approves urban farm and community garden legislation improving access to locally grown food

Laura Lockard (206) 684-8159

Council President Richard Conlin

Seattle City Council approves urban farm and community garden legislation improving access to locally grown food

SEATTLE – As part of the 2010 Year of Urban Agriculture, the Seattle City Council approved Council Bill 116907 that supports the rapidly growing local food movement. The ordinance updates the City’s Land Use code governing urban agriculture uses, including allowing "urban farms" and "community gardens" in all zones, with some limitations in industrial zones. Also, residents will now be able to sell food grown on their property.

"These code changes will strengthen our community food security," said Council President Richard Conlin, sponsor of the ordinance. "This is one more action that supports the goals of the Local Food Action Initiative: increases opportunities for Seattle residents to purchase and grow healthy food in the city."

"This is an exciting time to be an urban farmer," said Nicole Jain Capizzi, owner of Amaranth Urban Farm in Rainier Beach. "I recently moved to Seattle to start an urban farm and am encouraged by the City’s on-going actions that strengthen Seattle's food system."

This legislation formally recognizes Farmer's markets allowing them in more areas of Seattle. The ordinance also allows dedicated food production on rooftop greenhouses with a 15 foot exemption to height limits in a variety of higher density zones.

"The code changes related to rooftop greenhouses are a bold step toward high-yield food production in an urban environment," stated Branden Born, Associate Professor of Urban Design and Planning at University of Washington. "The Seattle City Council is again on the forefront of initiatives that show a true commitment to improving access to healthy food."

The legislation improves the number of chickens allowed per lot from three to eight, with additional chickens allowed for large lots associated with community gardens and urban farms. The legislation prohibits new roosters and sets boundaries for chicken coops, ten feet away from primary residential structures. Existing chicken coops built prior to the code changes will remain legal.

More information on raising chickens in the city can be found at:

Erin MacDougall, PhD
Healthy Eating and Active Living Program Manager/IATP Food and Society Fellow
Public Health - Seattle & King County
401 - 5th Ave, Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104

Monday, August 16, 2010

Arts in Nature Festival this weekend

A quick reminder to head over the Camp Long this weekend for the Arts in Nature Festival!  Details are at the Nature Consortium website, or head over to West Seattle Blog for a concise recap

WSB reports on the RecTech Teen Photojournalism Internship

Photo credit: Ina Dash, Genevieve Carrillo,
& the RecTech Teen Photojournalism Internship
c/o West Seattle Blog
West Seattle Blog ran a great profile of the partnership program at the Delridge Library:  "This summer, the library has teamed up with the Museum of Flight to create a summer program that helps kids around the community express their creativity while learning about aviation. "

Full story with pictures at West Seattle Blog...

West Seattle Blog on Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort in Delridge Saturday

Photo Credit: West Seattle Blog
Get any get-out-the-vote doorbellers at your house/apartment today? Here’s one group that set out from Delridge Community Center this morning – volunteers from the Washington Bus, which is trying to encourage younger voters to participate more in the political process.

More great photos and coverage at WSB...

Our Lady of Guadalupe campaign kickoff

An e-mail from Our Lady of Quadalupe

Please join us as we kick off Building for Our Future: The next 50 years campaign with a parish and community celebration.

Sunday, August 29
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
7000 35th Avenue SW
West Seattle

We'll have food and music, games and activities for families, and big news that will get the campaign off to a great start.

The Building for Our Future Campaign is our opportunity to enrich Parish life -- and the life of the West Seattle community -- for the next 50 years and beyond. By coming together to build a new Parish Life Center/Gym, we will not only create a vibrant place for all generations to grow in fellowship and faith, we will strengthen our entire community.

Learn more on our website.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Small Business Networking - City Business Casual 8/26

Delridge area small businesses should consider this opportunity to raise their profile, especially as our sole West Seattle City Councilmember, Tom Rasmussen, will be one of the featured guests. 

Tom Rasmussen is a Seattle City Councilmember and has spent twenty-five years working on issues important to the people of Seattle - from transportation and the environment, to affordable housing and human rights. Tom currently chairs the Council's Transportation Committee and sits on many other regional committees related to transportation.

White Center Community Development Association Annual Fundraiser 9/10

“Celebrating our Global Village”

Fundraiser to benefit:

Neighborhood Revitalization, Family Development and Community Building

Friday, September 10, 2010

6:00 to 8:30 PM

South Seattle Community College Jerry Brockey Center
6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Tickets: $60 per person

RSVP no later than Monday, August 30, 2010

(service charge will apply)

Picnic at the Precinct this Saturday

South Park Outdoor Cinema

Thursday, August 12, 2010

News Release about Arts In Nature

Forwarded by Ron Angeles:


Seattle Parks and Recreation
Mike McGinn, Mayor
Christopher Williams, Acting Superintendent

For immediate release August 12, 2010
Contact: Dewey Potter, 206-684-7241

Camp Long, West Seattle’s outdoor classroom and urban haven, will host the Arts in Nature Festival on August 21 and 22, 2010.

  • The festival will feature a large and varied range of performing and visual arts that connect visitors with nature, including:
  • Music: Jazz, classical, world, hip hop, bluegrass, and orchestral folk
  • Auditory arts: the "Museum of Sound"
  • Dance and aerial performances
  • Puppet shows
  • Marching bands
  • Interactive activities for kids and adults, including printmaking, instrument and mask-making, participatory chime clusters, laughter circles, and naturalist events.

The festival is hosted by the Nature Consortium, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people, arts, and nature. The event is also a fundraiser for the organization, founded on the principle of teaching environmental lessons through the creative arts and hands-on conservation projects.

Locally renowned performing artists at the festival will showcase include Hey Marseilles, Pearl Django, Lelavision, Earth, Fences/Chris Mansfield, The Cabiri, Chris Ballew playing songs of The Presidents of the United States of America (as a Nature Consortium benefit show - $25/ticket) and also performing as Caspar Babypants, Jack Wilson, NorthWest Dance Syndrome, Anti-Fascist Marching Band, The Boys of Greenwood Glen, The Curious Mystery, Air 2 A Bird, and Paul Rucker.

The festival’s renowned "Museum of Sound" will offer festival-goers multidisciplinary installations (visual and auditory arts, music, and sound) featuring Hollow Earth Radio, Youngstown Records, Kate Endle & Chris Ballew, Nicolas Gonzalez, Susie Kozawa, Gregory D’Elia, Benjamin Yarges, Ricky Gene Powell, and Nature Consortium Youth Art Program participants.

For more information about the festival, please see For more information about the Nature Consortium, please see

Suggested donation: $10 per person.


South Park outdoor cinema is back

From Front Porch (the City of Seattle civic engagement blog)

South Park outdoor cinema is back

The South Park Outdoor Cinema and the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation will be screening “Where the Wild Things Are,” this Saturday, August 14 in the Napoli’s Parking Lot starting at 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 8:30 p.m.

The South Park Outdoor Cinema is another event that is part of the City of Seattle’s Bridge Closure Response—an effort to help the South Park Community through the impacts of the bridge closure. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has been coordinating various city efforts and strategies to build South Park as a destination. Look for more exciting events coming in August!

Deadline approaches for free trees for your neighborhood

From Lois Maag at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Stella Chao, Director

Judy Brown; 206.684.0714;
Lois Maag; 206.615.0950;

Deadline approaches for free trees for your neighborhood

Application for Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods Tree Fund is due August 16

August 11, 2010 (SEATTLE, WA)— The deadline is approaching for applications to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Tree Fund, a program that provides free trees for neighborhoods. The Tree Fund is a simple way for residents to beautify their neighborhood and help the environment, while connecting with their neighbors. Applications for the Tree Fund are due on Monday, August 16 at 5 p.m.

Groups of neighbors from at least five households living on a street or block can request from 10 to 40 trees per project. In addition, every participating household can have a fruit tree for their own yard. Information on how to organize your neighborhood, the selections of trees, as well as the application form, can be found at .

For questions or additional information, contact Judy Brown, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206.684.0714.

# # #

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and service that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle’s neighborhoods. Visit .

Seattle Race Conference in Delridge August 28

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
South Seattle Community College
Brockey Conference Center
6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Driving and bus directions can be found at:

$20 pre-registration, lunch will be provided/$30 at door, lunch not guaranteed for those who register at the door
Scholarships available. There is no charge for SSCC student and staff who pre-register.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and will close Friday, August 13th
Register Online

Scholarships: To request a scholarship please .
Provide a brief explanation of your situation and the amount of scholarship you are requesting. You will receive a reply by email indicating the amount of scholarship awarded and providing an authorization code to use when registering

Special Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability or language interpretation for yourself or for clients please call (206) 684-4514 by August 13th.

Six clock hours will be available through Seattle Public Schools ($2 per clock hour)


Spero Manson, PhD, (Pembina Chippewa), Distinguished Professor, directs the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health in the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver. His programs include 8 national centers, entailing research, program development, and training among 102 Native communities, spanning rural, reservation, urban, and village settings.

Ben Danielson, MD, Medical Director, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, Seattle. Dr. Benjamin Danielson joined Seattle Children's Hospital in 1995. He has been the medical director of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic in Seattle since 1999, and he holds the Janet and Jim Sinegal Endowed Chair for the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic. The clinic has been an active part of Seattle's Central District since 1970.

If you would like to join the planning committee for the 2010 Seattle Race Conference please

Seattle Race Conference
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
105 Fourteenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-5594

The Washington Bus registering voters in Delridge/West Seatle this Saturday

Ride on the Magic Vote Bus! August 14th in West Seattle
Christina Rocks serves as the Field Coordinator/Official Badass with the Washington Bus. For those not yet familiar with the Bus, it is a force and a resource for the youth, promoting civic engagement and all around good times. More from their website, and their blog

Pow Pow Democracy Pow Pow!

There are no other words to describe how excited we are for the Magic Vote Bus!!!
And yes, we will be even more excited to see you there with us, this Saturday in Delridge! We can’t wait for you to help us get young people out to vote in the August 17th primary!

We will be meeting at the Delridge Playfield (Delridge Ave SW and SW Genesee St) in West Seattle for coffee, bagels, hands-on training, and assorted hi-jinks. We will then go door-knocking in West Seattle to raise awareness about the August 17th Primary (which is on August 17th) and to make sure young people sign, stamp, and send in their ballots!

And because we, the Summer Fellows, love nothing more than a celebration of good politics, after knocking on doors, we’ll head over to Youngstown Cultural Arts Center to be greeted by live music, PRIZES, and even MORE food. Because we love food. And prizes. And music.

Aren’t you hella excited? Aren’t you hella stoked? Aren’t YOU hella bus? Why yes, yes you are.
RSVP today on Facebook, and if you have any questions, feel free to send an email to Tunny at

Bus love.



Highland Park Outlanders Run/Walk Club - 8/17

From Ingrid through the Riverview Neighborhood Council list:

Subject: Highland Park Outlanders Run/Walk Club

Hi guys -

Several of you have mentioned perhaps training for a half marathon - either as walkers, runners, or run/walkers. So, I've decided to try to get the Highland Park Outlanders back up and active. We'll meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month, and the fifth Tuesday if there is one, at the Highland Park Improvement Club near 12th and Kenyon at 6.30pm. There will be routes for three or four miles, and people can walk or run as they prefer. And once a month on a weekend we'll have a longer route folks can do. Once we've had a few successful run/walks, I'll bring a list of potential runs people can sign up for.

Post-run/walk, snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own favorites if you'd like.

First run/walk: August 17, 6.30 pm.


Camp Long August Programs

Camp Long offers family programs!
Camp Long, located at 5200 35th Avenue SW
For more information go to:

Check out the video of the Lodge Re-Opening:

**** Camp Long Smores Flavored Ice Cream! Ask for it next time you’re at Husky Deli! ****

Sunset Owl, Bats and Moths
Ages 1 and older
We’ll look and listen for owls, bats, and moths on a sunset hike. A bat detector will make the bats’ echolocation calls audible. Will juvenile Barred Owls be hissing their “feed me” calls? Please register by August 6 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 7 Sat 8 – 9:30 p.m.
Course #57658 Activity Fee: $7

Dragonfly, Butterfly and Bumblebee Chase
Ages 1 and older
We will provide nets and bug boxes. The bugs will donate their time. Learn the art of catching bugs from bumblebees (even a three year old can), to butterflies (intermediate) and dragonflies (the most challenging). Participants of all ages can share in the excitement while learning the story of each bug. With some luck we might find a garter snake too? Please register by August 6 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 7 Sat 3 – 5 p.m.
Course #57654 Activity Fee: $7

Pond Exploration
Ages 1 and older
Dipping in Pollywog Pond for all ages! Many Northwest salamanders, backswimmers and dragonfly nymphs live in our pond. Use nets to see what you can catch. We’ll share the excitement and stories of the critters we catch! Please register by August 6 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 7 Sat Noon – 2 p.m.
Course #57649 Activity Fee: $7

Beach Days!
Ages 5 and older
Beach life will be revealed during a low tide. Give yourself a chance to ‘sea’ the diversity of life forms created over millions of years. Bring a healthy lunch to munch after exploring! Please register by August 6 by calling 206-684-7434.

Location: Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (-2.3 tide)
August 8 Sun 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Course #56780 Activity Fee: $7

Beach Scrambles at Low Tide!
Ages 10 and older
Traverse the sandy, gravelly, slippery, rocky terrain between Constellation Park and Lincoln Park’s Lowman Beach, total of three miles one way. This will be a moderately paced hike on a variety of exposed tidal terrain. Bring plenty of water, food, waterproof sturdy shoes, sunscreen and binoculars. A shuttle will take participants back to Charles Richey, Sr. Viewpoint. Meet at Charles Richie Sr. Viewpoint, 63rd Ave. SW and Beach Dr. SW. This park is also known as Constellation Park. Please register by August 6 by calling 206-684-7434.

Location: Richie Viewpoint
August 8 Sun 9 – 11 a.m.
Course #56782 Activity Fee: $5

Feet First Community Connections
Ages 1 and older
Feet First is an organization that promotes walk friendly communities. We help people take simple steps to create better places to live, learn, shop, work, and play – a world that cares about health, community, and design. Neighborhood maps created by Feet First will be available to all participants. Learn how to use
the maps and gain an appreciation of walk-friendly routes you may not know exist. Free to Feet First members, $5 donation is suggested for non-members. Please register by August 10 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 14 Sat 10 a.m. – Noon
Course #56785 Activity Fee: $5 for non-members

Twilight’s Nature
Ages 4 and older
Twilight is defined as the time between dawn and sunrise, and between sunset and dusk. What are the mythological and natural connections to this special time also known as the Blue Hour?
Location: Fire Ring
Course #56766 August 28 Sat 7 – 9 p.m.
Please register by August 26
Activity Fee: $8

Camp Long Owl Hoot
Ages 5 and older
Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland. Will there be babies! Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Please register by August 20 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 21 Sat 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Course #56789 Activity Fee: $8

Twilight’s Nature
Ages 4 and older
Twilight is defined as the time between dawn and sunrise, and between sunset and dusk. What are the mythological and natural connections to this special time also known as the Blue Hour? Please register by August 27 by calling 206-684-7434.

Location: Fire Ring
August 28 Sat 7 – 9 p.m.
Course #56766 Activity Fee: $8

Third Saturday Free Walks
Camp Long – what started out as a leftover unusable piece of land after the West Seattle Golf Course was created became Camp Long with cabins and a lodge. How did that happen? Walk the trails to see the work that the Works Progress
Administration completed during the Great Depression. Find out how Franklin D. Roosevelt’s daughter influenced the whole process. Each cabin is named after a Washington State mountain peak; if you can name 8 out of 10, you get a prize. The walk leader is Gretchen Graber. Please register by August 20 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 21 Sat 10 a.m. – Noon
Course #56787 FREE

Tot Treks
Ages 2-3
Explore the wonders of nature with your tots. Discover life in the pond, forest, and field and meet new friends. Please arrive 10 minutes early and wear weatherproof clothing. Up to two children can be registered with one adult. No strollers please.
$7 for one adult with one child. $3.50 for each additional person. Please register in advance by calling 206-684-7434.

Tide Pool Treasures
Course #56770 August 10 Tue 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Me-Kwa-Mooks

Busy Busy Beavers
Course #56771 August 17 Tue 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cawing Crows
Course #56772 August 24 Tue 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Third Saturday Work Parties FREE
All Ages
Begin a family legacy at Camp Long by restoring native habitat in the park. It’s a perfect time for restoration and cleanup. Make new friends while you preserve the future for yourselves, your children, and the animals and native plants.
For more information or to reserve your place call 206-684-7434 or 206-423-0762. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Care for a new Native Plantings!
Water, weed and mulch in preparation for a hot summer.
August 21 Sat 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sheila Brown
Education Program Supervisor - Public Programs Coordinator
Environmental Learning Centers, Seattle Parks and Recreation
206-684-7086 Discovery Park Office Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm

"Creating Community Through People, Parks and Programs"

Youth-Police Alliance Discussion & Role Reversal Workshop Aug 17

From Arielle Washington at the Seattle Youth Commission, via Randy Engstrom:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Strength of Place Village groundbreaking 9/15

Capitol Hill Housing, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association & White Center Community Development Association invite you to join us at the Strength of Place Village project groundbreaking.

Located in the White Center neighborhood, this new development of 30 quality affordable rental housing units is the result of a unique partnership of three community based organizations.


View a Map

Intersection of 13th Avenue SW & 100th Street in White Center
Wednesday, September 15th
11AM—Groundbreaking & Remarks
11:45AM—BBQ Reception at Steve Cox Memorial Park(1321 SW 102nd Street one block south of project site)
Please RSVP to: or (206) 694-1082 x162

Related items:
Get the event flyer
See the press release
View images of the project vision

Dance Class - It's Bigger than Hip Hop

On July 7th, we kicked off a new phase of the All Access program at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center . . . Introducing the Summer Institute. We have graphic design, creative writing/theater, and hip hop dancing offered as intensive workshops that take place over the course of a week in conjunction with summer-long ongoing programs. Click the image above to find out more and register.

It's Bigger than Hip Hop
"It's Bigger Than Hip Hop" is a dance class that explores different hip hop styles and music as well as encourages you to develop your own groove. We will be making movement on the dance floor while also looking at hip hop as a social movement. This class is open to all young people, regardless of your knowledge or background in dance - just come ready to get down!

AUG: 9-12th, - Movement Studio
Mon: 10am -12:30, Tues 1:30-4pm, Wed: 10-12:30, Th:1:30-4pm
AUG: 16-19th, - Movement Studio
Mon: 10am -12:30, Tues 1:30-4pm, Wed: 10-12:30, Th:1:30-4pm
TEACHING ARTISTS: Mandy Yu & Maxie Jamal

More on the All Access Summer Institute

Volunteers needed for garden building workparty @ Roxhill Elementary

Volunteers needed for garden building workparty @ Roxhill Elementary in West Seattle
We have a grant through the eat better feel program and solid-ground to improve our capacity for gardening and are expanding the number of raised beds so that more classes and children can participate.

Details: tools, materials, & snacks provided for volunteers

Contact: or call 360-421-0172

More information about the King County Food & Fitness Initiative available at

Friday, August 6, 2010

Mayor McGinn to tour Delridge Saturday

Join DNDA and neighborhood leaders as we give Mayor Mike McGinn a tour of the Cottage Grove neighborhood! This is our chance to educate the city's top executive about how we get things done "the Delridge Way."

Stops will include:
  • the Delridge Neighborhood Service Center and the Delridge Library
  • the Delridge Fresh Food Spot at the Super 24 store
  • the 5400 block of 25th Ave SW, where the Neighborhood Street Fund will be supporting improvements
  • Greg Davis park and Longfellow Creek
Questions or RSVP's to Derek Birnie or Ron Angeles

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Your feedback needed on the new DNDA website

Delridge leaders and neighbors,

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association just completed a "soft launch" of its new website at We hope the new site reflects in a more dynamic way our projects and programs, the board and staff members who lead them, the upcoming events and ways to get involved, and the flow of news and commentary about our work.

We'll be tweaking the content and functionality over the coming weeks, and giving it a new "skin" not long after that.

We're depending on user feedback to ensure we're putting our energies in the right places. Please take a few moments to take the site for a test-drive and then leave your feedback via the link on the front page.


Derek Birnie, Executive Director

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Neighborhood Notes

The next NDNC meeting is August 9th from 6:30-7:45pm at the Delridge Library.

Here are a couple events to note:

July 21st, Wednesday - The next Delridge District Council meeting will feature City Council President Richard Conlin's plans to improve our City's economy. From 6pm to 9pm at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Theater - 4408 Delridge Way SW.

August 3rd, Tuesday - It’s National Night Out on August 3rd, and anyone can create a block party in their neighborhood. Betsy has organized a Night Out Against Crime on August 3rd from 6pm-whenever at the Dead End of Juno and 26th.

The Clean Greens Market will also be open that night from 4-8pm at the Super 24 located at 5455 Delridge Way Southwest. They will also operate on Fridays 9 am-5 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm to provide a weekly produce market through October.

August 7th, Saturday - The Brandon Street Greenspace is moved to August 7th to accommodate the help of the Rat City Roller Girls! August 7th - meet up at Brandon Street and 29th.

The Delridge Adopt-A-Street was also that day from 9:45am – 12:15pm, Meet @ Delridge Community Center parking lot.
Ron Angeles explained that he will lead Mayor McGinn on a walking tour of Delridge that same day.

August 16th Deadline: Tree Fund opportunity - you can apply for the city to plant trees on your parking strip, but the deadline is August 16th. The application can be found online at

Happy Summer,
Holli Margell

Monday, July 12, 2010

New NDNC Meeting today!

The NDNC meeting is this evening, July 12th, 6:30-7:45pm in the Delridge Library, 5423 Delridge Way SW. Our agenda includes:

1) Formally nominating, Karrie Kohlhaas to replace our Co-Chair position. Take nominations for re-instituting a Treasurer position.
2) Discuss outreach:
a. Results from Delridge Day and WS Summerfest
b. Creating a welcome packet
c. Possible renaming of group
3) Update on the Brandon Street Natural Area.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

South Solid Waste Transfer Station (SRDS) OPEN HOUSE

The next open house for the new south transfer station is scheduled for:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
5:00 to 7:00 PM
South Park Neighborhood Center
8201 10th Avenue South

Join your neighbors for an evening with information, displays, and kids activities. Come learn about

• The design for the new solid waste transfer station in South Park

• Proposed public facility amenities, artwork and signs

• Project schedule

The new station will replace the existing South Recycling and Disposal Station, but the existing station will remain open while the new facility is being built; therefore, there will be no change in services during construction.

For more information, please visit our website at or email or leave comments and questions on our phone message lines and someone will get back to you.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New NDNC Meeting date and time!

The North Delridge Neighborhood Council will be meeting on the second Monday of the month at the Delridge Library from 6:30-7:45pm starting in July. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ReFresh Delridge Day!

If you haven't seen the sign at the Delridge Community Center, or read about it on the West Seattle Blog, you should know:

ReFresh Delridge Day is Saturday, June 5th! Begining at 9am, rain or shine, you can help clean up Delridge. Projects will focus on the following areas:
- The alley behind the Delridge Library
- Longfellow Creek Natural Area (26th/Juneau)
- 23rd SW just north of Chief Sealth High School
- Around Nucor Steel fence
- Delridge Way

Meet up at the Southwest Youth and Family Services parking lot at 9am for morning refreshments.

From 1-5pm, stop by the Delridge Communit Center for fun, live entertainment and information on how to get more involved in North Delridge and West Seattle.

The North Delridge Neighborhood Council will be selling Heart Delridge Tee Shirts for $15. Stop by to see what we do and how you can get involved.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Volunteers to enhance Westcrest dog park

Volunteers from Nutro Company and the local community will come together on June 15 to beautify Westcrest Dog Park.

Westcrest has been chosen as one of 30 dog parks in the US to receive a makeover as part of the Nutro Room to Run Dog Park Appreciation Project going on throughout the nation.

To volunteer call Mark Reed at (253) 951-7079 or email

Register your block for Night Out Against Crime

The 2010 National Night Out Against Crime will be on Tuesday, Aug. 3. A national crime prevention event, "Night Out" is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite communities. It is a great chance to reconnect with neighbors and share information with each other while learning more about crime prevention.

Registration for Night Out in Seattle is now open and it is easier than ever to register online. Seattle Night Out is also on Facebook.

Nearly 1,200 blocks participated in Night Out events last year, and Seattle Police are hoping to see even more neighborhoods participate this year.

For more information contact Mark Solomon, Crime Prevention Coordinator, at (206) 386-9766.

Monday, May 24, 2010

35th & Avalon to get protected left-turn?

This isn't North Delridge, but many of us probably take Avalon west and turn south onto 35th. There seems to be a left-turn light going in there, which will be very welcome.

Speaking of Avalon and 35th, do any of you bicyclists go north (downhill) on Avalon around the corner from 35th past Genesee? If so, I'd be interested in hearing your experience about that stretch.

Friday, May 21, 2010

SDOT Aerial Rescue practices in Delridge Community Center Park

The Seattle Department of Transportation Aerial Rescue team was practicing in the Delridge Community Center Park today. (Sorry for the fuzzy picture!) One of the rescue team, Zeke (not pictured), told me that they have an agreement with the Parks & Recreation Department to practice in parks.

Zeke told me briefly about their process. When they are called out to a rescue, they first try to make contact with the person in the tree and find out if they are responsive and if so whether they need help. One person will be designated to call EMS who then reports back that they are on their way. Before beginning a climb they try to determine potential hazards such as bee hives!

These careful steps, along with the rule that no one climbs alone, is clearly part of a organization that leaves as little to chance as possible.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network Meeting

From Deborah Greer

West Seattle Blockwatch Captains Network Meeting #2

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: SW Precinct 2300 S.W. Webster (Delridge & Webster)

Description .West Seattle Blockwatch Captains Network Meeting #2

We are still in our outreach and growing phase. The facebook membership has grown to over 95 members but there are still lots of areas with no watch or at least unidentified watches.

How can we connect with more captains in West Seattle?
Do you know of captains that haven't joined and what their area is?

What do we want this group to do? How can we help each other? What do you want the meetings to accomplish? Bring your ideas.

Is there a relationship in your area between your blockwatch and a SNAP group?

There are only drinking fountains outside the room so bring whatever you'd like to drink with you. I'll try to bring a few snacks but feel free to bring something to eat or something to share if you like.

See you there!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Walk Bike Ride Community Meeting - June 14th

Walk Bike Ride is a multi-year initiative that will support projects and programs that make walking, biking, and riding transit the easiest ways to get around in Seattle. It will serve all people, regardless of age, income, ethnicity, or ability. It will use transportation investments to create quality places. And it will reclaim our streets for communities. Our long term goal is an interconnected network of walkways, bike paths, and transit routes that allow all residents to easily get around Seattle without a car.

These community meetings seek to answer the question, “what needs to change in your neighborhood to making walking, biking, and riding transit easy?”
Is it a closer bus stop? More sidewalks? More in-city rail transportation? More bike lanes? More pedestrian spaces? Attendees will learn more about Walk Bike Ride, get more information on what types of projects are possible, and fill out a “ballot” that will help us think about how we prioritize these types of transportation projects.

June 14th, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Delridge Community Center 4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pancake Breakfast and Spring Candy Hunt Saturday

All you can eat pancake breakfast at the Southwest Community Center

Saturday, April 3rd 2010 - 8:30am to 11:30am. Candy Hunt starts at 10:00am for ages 11 and under.

$4 per person, under age 3 free.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spruce up the Park!

This Saturday, March 20th: Celebrate the first day of Spring and help pick up the Delridge Park and Playground area.
Plan to pull weeds and pick up trash. All ages welcome (no childcare provided).
We'll enjoy coffee donated by Uptown Espresso and hot chocolate to get us warmed up.
Volunteers may enter to win a Heart Delridge T-Shirt.

Meet up a the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way S.W.) at 10am and we'll wrap up at noon.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Showcase All Access at Youngstown Arts Center

Come and witness the talented youth artists of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center as they present their hard work from the winter ALL ACCESS session.

Friday March 19th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Nature Consortium West Duwamish Greenbelt Hike

Guided Eco-Hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt, free and open to the public
WhenFri, March 19, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
WhereWest Duwamish Greenbelt - Call/email for specific location (map)
DescriptionWest Duwamish Greenbelt Guided Eco-hike Every third Friday from 1-2:30pm Join us for a free public guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt, Seattle’s largest remaining forest. We will explore the hidden treasures of this amazing natural wonder, and hear about the history and the future of the forest from Nancy Whitlock, Executive Director of the Nature Consortium (and forest expert) Difficulty: mild. Dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear (some parts of the trail are muddy) Extreme rain cancels. Be ready for inspiration! Granola bars provided, please bring your own water bottle. Call 206- 923-0853 or email to reserve your spot and to learn where we will be meeting. RSVP today!

Friday, March 12, 2010

North Delridge Neighborhood Council - March Meeting Mintues

March 10, 2010
6:30pm - Introductions
- Jay's Parks & Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund Application: Named the "Brandon Street Natural Area Trail System" the project will extend the existing park trail system. This would be an expansion of 2650 feet in new trails and 10 acres of forest restoration. Notes made for edits to application. The NDNC council supports the application, and voted to approve it. Dave Ellinger authored a letter of support from the council. Final application due by April 2nd.
- Streets Fund Reminder: Types of projects include speed bumps, traffic circles, etc. Patrick Bergner suggested a project to slow the speeding on Brandon Street, either in the form of a Trail Crossing sign near the Brandon Natural Area trails or a traffic choking. Applications are available and need to be received by 5:00p.m. Friday March 26th. You can obtain an application and submit it via email to:
- Transporation/Streets Committee Update: Mike Dady shared the news: Hudson Street curb bulbs are going in - a project that was purposed a couple years ago. Vacant houses: squatters in one on Delridge, and lack of effort to demolish another. Suggested a letter of interest from the council. (note update: Via the WSBlog, the site has had a permit granted for demolishing). Discussion regarding the light at Orchard and Delridge: the left turn light isn't a yeild light, note to city for a recalibration or change?
- Skate Park Update: The park will be opened this fall, probably in October. Nancy explained the grant process to fund an art feature. The NDNC needs to sign and submit a commitment for maintaining an art feature. The council approves support contingent on editing the agreement.
- Delridge Pea Patch: The Food Bank plots need volunteers to grow veggies. Contact Dian Brooks for information
- Reminders: March 20th, first day of Spring! You can celebrate by volunteering your time at the Brandon Natural Area from 10am-2pm, or at the Delridge Community Center for a Park Cleanup from 10am-12pm. All ages welcome, dress appropriately.
- The King Conservation District is holding elections on March 16th. This is a special election for the King CD Board of Supervisors. Voting must be done in person at several voting centers, information here:
8:15pm - Adjourn

Friday, March 5, 2010

Youth and Families Initiative Meeting - Monday

This is the first phase of the Initiative, where people from across our community will come together to make their voices heard and talk about the issues facing our children and families in Seattle today in small-group breakout sessions. Each small group will have a facilitator to guide the discussion as well as a note taker to record the group’s comments and the priorities and possible solutions that are raised during the discussion, and each table will elect one delegate to attend the Kids and Families Congress on June 5th at Seattle Center.

Date: Monday, March 8, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Van Asselt Elementary School, 8311 Beacon Ave S

Great Opportunity to be a Climate Change Leader!

Seattle Climate Action Now

Are you passionate about environmental issues? Are you interested in “doing more” to help your community address climate change? If so, we are looking for you!

We are currently recruiting for our next class of Carbon Coaches. This is an opportunity for a FREE training where you will learn about reducing carbon emissions and how to teach others to do so. The six-week long course consists of three hour training sessions once a week and one Saturday field trip. Applicants are asked to commit to attending every training session and to be willing to engage in future volunteer and outreach/education activities around climate change. Training starts on Wednesday March 24 and ends on Wednesday April 28.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New West Seattle Crime Prevention Council website

Now you can follow their posts.

Community Green Infrastructure Forum - March 10, 2010

EOS Alliance Office
650 S Orcas St., Suite 220
Seattle, WA, 98108

Residents of Seattle are no strangers to rain…or the problems of flooded streets. In addition to being a nuisance, Seattle’s stormwater run-off impairs public safety, parking and vehicle mobility, traffic flow, and ultiamtely the natural environment. Our Seattle community needs a cost-effective and healthy method to deal with stormwater run-off. One solution is natural drainage, low impact development, or other green infrastructure improvements.

Join us in Georgetown for a panel discussion and informational forum focusing on natural drainage in the Seattle area. A panel with members of the government, scientific community, and private sector will offer their perspective on the problem as well as opportunities, and answer questions from the community. Following the panel, there will be a breakout session to give attendees a chance to work in groups to discuss stormwater issues that they are facing. Bring pictures/information showing examples of stormwater problems in your neighborhood!


* Amalia Leighton, PE, SVR Design Company
* John Phillips, Water Quality Planner, King County Wastewater
* Bob Spencer, Residential Rainwise Program Lead, Seattle Public Utilities
* Jennifer Carlson, Haven Illustrated LLC

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost - Free
RSVP - Email, re: "Green Forum" by March 5th

EOS Alliance Offices
650 S Orcas St., Suite 220
Seattle, WA 98108

Refreshments and snacks will be served at 5:30pm. The forum will start at 6:00pm with a short introduction to stormwater issues, low impact development, and a local bioswale success story, followed by a panel discussion and Q & A. A breakout session will then lead into a discussion of participants' stormwater concerns and concluding remarks.

For more information please email Ben Kantner at EOS Alliance at or call 206-762-2553.