Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Duwamish Alive April 16

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Hundreds of volunteers are needed at multiple sites in the Duwamish River watershed!
Work sites include a river cleanup by kayak and canoe, shoreline salmon habitat restoration, 
and native forest revitalization.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

At These Nearby Locations
South Park:
Duwamish Waterway Park
River trash cleanup by kayak and canoe
Gateway Park/8th Avenue South
White Center:
Roxhill Bog
Delridge / Pigeon Point::
Brandon Street Natural Area
Puget Creek Natural Area
West Duwamish Greenbelt/ Pigeon Point
Herring House Park/T-107
Cecil Moses/NorthWind's Wier
Duwamish Hill Preserve
Codiga Farm

The event is hosted by the Duwamish Alive Coalition, which is a partnership of non-profit organizations, government agencies, community groups and local businesses. Restoration is on-going throughout the year, but it’s only during Duwamish Alive that our organizations come together to host hundreds of volunteers at multiple 
sites to make a huge impact on the same day!

You are invited to celebrate the restoration of the 
Duwamish River by volunteering at one of 12 
restoration sites within the Duwamish watershed
More Details
• No experience necessary -- we will discuss safety and give an overview of the project.
•The event will take place rain or shine.
• Dress for the weather (rain gear in case of bad weather or sunglasses and a hat if it's sunny).
•Wear sturdy foot gear (boots, sneakers, etc. but no sandals).
• Long trousers and long sleeves are helpful where there are blackberries
•Bring work gloves and weeding tools if you have them. Bring a refillable water bottle.
•We will provide work gloves, tools, snacks, and beverages.
•Children 10 and under must have one-to-one adult supervision.

WSB - Another new park coming to West Seattle: Puget Ridge Edible Park

By Keri DeTore

Reporting for West Seattle Blog

Thanks to a group of Puget Ridge neighbors, the historically agricultural parcel of land at 5265 18th Ave SW [map] will retain its agricultural status and become urban farmland in West Seattle....
More of this great article over at West Seattle Blog, including photos by neighbor Stu Hennessy, video of a presentation on the project, and terrific background and quotes. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Delridge Green Up April 16th!

Join your neighbors on April 16th at the Delridge Community Center for a little spring clean-up. We have three projects going on...

1. Refresh the Welcome to Delridge Sign
- We will be painting part of the sign and need 2 volunteers and a can of white paint to do this job. We have received a donation of primer. If you want to completely repaint the entire sign, that would be cool too.
2. Adopt-a-Street - Our quarterly adopt a street trash pick up on Delridge from Andover to Brandon Street. We are looking for 7-8 people to break the road up in to small portions
that can be completed in 1-2 hours. Grabbers and trash bags are provided.
3. Gardening at the Community Center - With spring flowers comes spring weeds. If you
love to work in the dirt, we would love to help out the community center and pull some
weeds. Just got word from the Parks Gardener - there are annuals and shrubs waiting to be planted. With all the other projects going on park staff are already booked. So, if you love planting, this is another way to spruce up the park! Or you could clean up the trash around the new play-field or playground. There are many ways to show your love for our Delridge Park.

Other ideas?
We also know that neighbors on the 22nd and 23rd will be cleaning up their block and
cleaning out a traffic circle. If you have any projects you would like to lead on your block, let us know and we will do our best to spread the word with you.

If you are interested in any of these projects, please contact Amanda Leonard at

The Details

Where: Meet up at the Delridge Community Center, 4501 DELRIDGE WAY SW

When: April 16th - we've chosen 10am-2pm as the event time, but really this is something where any time you can find to lend a hand will help. The more volunteers we have the faster the work will go.

RSVP: We need a number of volunteers in order to plan what projects can get done. If you have not already RSVP'd on our Facebook Group Page (North Delridge Neighborhoods), then please do join our group and RSVP there.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scheduling Routes 120 and 125 - from Seattle Transit Blog

Great post and discussion over at Seattle Transit Blog prompted by local leader Michael Taylor-Judd

The upshot is that Metro is looking at making scheduling changes routes 120 and 125 to help shorten wait times.  Metro also notes that they'll be making other investments to "make some reliability investments in Route 120 to benefit our customers and drivers and help assure that what is scheduled can actually occur."

See the full post and contribute to the discussion over at Seattle Transit Blog. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Community Harvest Plant Sale

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:00-3:30pm
South Side of South Seattle Community College

Come get your spinach, lettuce, kale, onions, swiss chard, garlic and more!

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.

For more information visit

Do You Heart Delridge?

At the retirement dinner for Ron Angeles, Ron proudly showed off his shirt, SuperMan Style:

I designed these T-Shirts to raise some money for the Delridge Playground build in 2009. We sold out, so I had more made last summer to benefit the NDNC. About 70 folks are sporting their "Heart Delridge" shirts around the neighborhood and beyond. Plus a handful more who came out to our booth at the Delridge Night Market where we hosted a "Screen Print Your Own" shirt activity.

Do you have one? Where do you Heart Delridge? Let us know, and share!

You can easily add your picture to our Flickr Group by visiting, and follow the steps to add photos to the group on the right side of the page.

Your Neighbor,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March NDNC Meeting Agenda

Do you know what to do in the event of an emergency?  When 'The Big One' hits, do you know where to get answers or help?  This month's North Delridge Neighborhood Council is all about disaster preparedness.  We have guests from the City of Seattle and West Seattle Emergency Hubs system ready to answer all of your questions. 

The Agenda

Call to Order/Introductions

City of Seattle Disaster Planning
Debbie Goetz

West Seattle Hubs Coordinator
Cindy Barker
Where we live, yo!

Delridge Hub Coordinator
Ben Canfield

Delridge District Council Report

Committee Reports

Join us on March 14th at 6:30pm at the Delridge Branch Library.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.