Friday, March 19, 2010
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
Friday, March 12, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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: http://www.kingcd.org/new_ele_2010.htm
8:15pm - Adjourn
Friday, March 5, 2010
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com or call 206-762-2553.