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On a sunny Tuesday, April 26, 2016, the King County Conservation Trust Grant Committee toured the Juanita Heights park and trail proposed expansion area. The area is on Goat Hill. FHNA has partnered with the City of Kirkland in applying for a 2016 Conservation Trust 135K grant toward purchasing forested parcels on Goat Hill for permanent open space. Michael Cogel, City of Kirkland Interium Parks Director, led the tour. The Conservation Trust Grant Committee received between 50-60 grant proposals this year. It tours several proposal sites...read more
Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends, The Seattle Foundation’s giveBIG website is back in operation and the deadline for contributions has been extended until midnight, Wednesday, May 4. You can go online and make a donation to the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance tonight or tomorrow. Thanks to all who tried to give today. Please give it another shot. Let’s take advantage of the extra day to invest in Finn Hill’s long term future. We appreciate your support! What is GiveBig? It’s the day on which your donations to your...read more
The Kirkland Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby remains hard at work on promoting a politically feasible market based solution to our climate crisis. We remain convinced that a price on green house gas emissions will promote innovation and conservation to a level that will solve the impending climate crisis. We will have a table at the upcoming Earth Day Celebration at Evergreen Hospital on April 22. From 10am to 2pm. Stop by and visit if you can. Members of our group are meeting that same day with Representative Suzan DelBene to ask for her...read more
April is Earth Month! Volunteer in Finn Hill forests during Earth Month. There are many opportunities for children, youth, adults and families to work together in our parks during Earth month. Choose an event! April 9th – Juanita Woodlands Work Party 9 to noon (even 30 minutes is appreciated!) Meet at the Corner of NE 118th Place and 76th Ave NE. Activity: Remove blackberries and other invasives, which are burying our baby trees. Bring: heavy work gloves, sturdy footwear. We’ll provide shovels, coffee and snacks. More information here...read more
Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (November 2014 – November 2015) Cohesive Community Connected by Woodlands & Waterways Committed to Neighborhood Stewardship “The mission of the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance is to coordinate our active community of residents and regional partners to preserve, protect, and restore Finn Hill’s extraordinary natural environment, and to promote the welfare of the Finn Hill community by engaging in civic issues.” View PDF of Annual Report, Click Here Highlights of 2015 Neighborhood Plan...read more
FHNA hosted its annual meeting last night at Finn Hill Middle School. About 60 people attended to cast their vote on 6 open board seats. After each candidate provided a short speech on why they were seeking election and participation on the board, attendees were handed paper ballots to cast their vote. After all the votes were tallied, FHNA was pleased to welcome four new board members: Ed Hunt, Marc Ackerman, Michael Fehlauer and Amy Falcone. Re-elected to the board for another 2-year term were Jon Pascal and Bill Blanchard. Matt Pruitt then...read more
This week marks the second anniversary of the massive landslide in Oso, WA., which sent muddy debris spilling across the Stillaguamish River and tragically led to the deaths of 43 Washingtonians. That powerful mudslide, March 22, 2014, is thought to be the deadliest single landslide event in U.S. history. The families of the victims and those who lost homes need no reminder of this devastating tragedy, but it’s become a continuing lesson for everyone living in the Puget Sound, where extraordinary rainfall, saturated ground, and downed trees...read more
The Kirkland Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby remains active fighting for a healthier clean energy future. We are preparing for several outreach events centered around Earth Day (April 22). We will also be meeting with Representative Suzan DelBene in April to thank her for her efforts on the environment and public safety and ask for her support of a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend. The biggest news this month is the decision by Puget Sound Energy to phase out units 1 and 2 of the Colstrip Montana coal fired electricity plant by 2017....read more
Dear Finn Hill neighbors and residents, just a quick reminder about the annual members’ meeting on Wednesday, March 23: The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance is holding its annual meeting this Wednesday in the Finn Hill Middle School cafeteria, 8040 NE 132nd Street. As a Finn Hill resident, you are cordially invited to attend and participate! We’ll elect new board members, learn about the Lake Washington School Board bond measure, and get updates on the Finn Hill neighborhood plan and on rules for building on steep slopes....read more
Plan on attending the April 9 Juanita Woodlands work party. For more information contact Date: April 9 Time: 9 to noon (even 30 minutes is appreciated!) Location: Corner of NE 118th Place and 76th Ave NE Activity: Remove blackberries and other invasives, which are burying our baby trees. Bring: heavy work gloves, sturdy footwear We’ll provide shovels, coffee and snacks.read more