Bulletin: Bothell Council to vote on preserving Wayne Golf Course on June 20 (Tuesday)

Bulletin: Bothell Council to vote on preserving Wayne Golf Course on June 20 (Tuesday)

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Dear Finn Hill Neighbors:

Wayne Golf Course, which straddles the Sammamish Slough at Bothell Way and the north end of 100th, was slated for development a few years ago, until a group of neighbors — OneBothell — stepped up. With Forterra’s help, they bought time to gather funding for a terrific 89 acre park. Millions have already been raised, but now OneBothell needs support from Bothell’s City Council, plus additional financial resources from the state.

The Council meets on Tuesday, June 20. If you like the idea of saving the golf course as the Wayne Sammamish Regional Park, show your support by attending the meeting…and speaking on behalf of preserving this open space. You can send in a comment as well. Click.

And you can also write state legislators. They are looking at grant programs that would support acquisition of the course. You can ask them to support funding for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account, and the Floodplains by Design program at high enough levels to fund the Wayne Sammamish Regional Park grant proposals. Our legislators, representing District 1, are:

Sen. Guy Palumbo (Guy.Palumbo@leg.wa.gov)
Rep. Derek Stanford (Derek.Stanford@leg.wa.gov)
Rep. Shelly Kloba (Shelley.Kloba@leg.wa.gov)

To learn more, go to the OneBothell Facebook page and read this news alert from Forterra.

The Wayne Golf Course isn’t in Finn Hill, but it’s one of the open spaces that surrounds our neighborhood. And if we save it, we might — one day — be able to connect it to our own woodlands and parks, creating an amazing regional network of trails and green spaces. Your voice can make a difference. Now is your opportunity to speak up!

Scott Morris
President, Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance

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One Response to “Bulletin: Bothell Council to vote on preserving Wayne Golf Course on June 20 (Tuesday)”

  1. Terri Fletcher says:

    Please vote YES on the Wayne Sammamish regional park.! When its gone, its gone.!