Become a Park Steward

The Green Kirkland Partnership is training volunteers to take a leadership role in restoration activities in our parks. The next training session will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 10am-2pm. If you are interested, you can register and get more information and to register go here....

The Art of Photography

Leah Berner is the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance photographer.  The winter scene on the home page is photographed by Leah looking at the East Cascades. After earning her degree in Fine Art, Leah continued to pursue photography because she has always had a passion for photos and art since she was young. In her teens and twenties she traveled to many different countries all over the world, photographing the beauty everywhere. In the nineties with the advent of digital photography, she started experimenting with this new form of photographic technology, and has learned much since then through extensive experience with a camera and in the editing room as well. She loves old-fashioned photography and developing rooms, however, digital photography has captured the center of her attention in her artistic quest. She says, “It is the perfect outlet for me to express my love of color and design in nature, people and things because the possibilities with digital editing are endless. So much room for creativity!” Contact Leah Berner for photography services. Leah Berner photography slide...

Survive and Thrive after a Disaster – City Hall Open House Feb 6...

Magnitude 9.0: Survive and Thrive After a Disaster  – Open House is this Saturday, 2/6, at Kirkland City Hall.  The City of Kirkland Office of Emergency Management & Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps Council are hosting a Disaster Open House in the Council Chambers of Kirkland City Hall this Saturday, February 6th.  Come see a series of highly entertaining and interactive vignettes that run at the start of every hour: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and 12:00 pm. You will have the opportunity to connect with a local source for disaster preparedness supplies, sample food that is delicious in a disaster, as well as: Speak with representatives from Kirkland’s Office of Emergency Management Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps Council Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) Learn important things like: How drones help in a disaster What to do around downed power lines How to store water safely for use in a disaster Many people are working hard to make this a fantastic, informative, and fun activity.  Please tell all of your friends about this exciting event.  See you...

Kirkland Plastic Bag Ban Starts March 1...

Starting March 1, 2016 disposable plastic bags will be banned in the City of Kirkland. The program restricts retailers from offering plastic bags to consumers at the point of sale. This new policy provides an incentive to consumers to bring their own reusable bags when they shop by requiring retailers to charge at least five cents for each large paper shopping bag. Retailers may continue to provide plastic bags for items such as bulk and frozen foods, meat and fish, and take-out foods….learn more here: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/Public_Works/solidwaste/plastic-bag-ordinance/business-faqs.htm...

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