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 Lisa@naturec.org to reserve your spot and to learn where we will be meeting. RSVP today! www.Naturec.org

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: ron.angeles@seattle.gov
- 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 db@brooksbox.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

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

http://wscpc.blogspot.com/

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!

Panelists:

* 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 bkantner@eosalliance.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 bkantner@eosalliance.org or call 206-762-2553.