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Attached are 3 subdivision applications on which the City is accepting comments through June 13. The 2 Ridge developments are in an RSA 8 zone to the West of 84th and the Hageman short plat is a 9 lot plat in an RSA 4 zone a half block up the hill from Juanita Drive as it runs from the hairpin east into Juanita Beach. You will see maps showing the location of each project. Hageman Short Plat, File No. SUB16-00807 Ridge at Finn Hill North, File No. SUB16-00704 Ridge at Finn Hill South, File No. SUB16-00706 If you feel an application may...read more
Thursday, May 26 from 7 – 8:30 Finn Hill residents who are interested in having a role in affecting the neighborhood plan met.. The topics covered were: An overview of the Finn Hill neighborhood plan process – quick history Plan principles Specific study topics for the summer – topics in which we should be involved Volunteer – how we can affect the plan Ad hoc residents’ groups were formed to focus on four individual study topics and engage with city officials/experts who are drafting policy for that...read more
The Kirkland Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby has been very active in April and May. Members of our group met with Representative DelBene to discuss our proposal for a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend. We are pleased to report that she is in favor of taking action on climate but she is relying on the citizens of her district to create the political momentum for her to act. Our group is empowering ordinary citizens to have a voice in the political process to combat the greatest threat to human health of the 21st century. Our...read more
Do you have items that you need to get rid of, but can’t recycle through weekly recycling service? A big recycling event is scheduled for May 14th at Lake Washington High School, and they’re accepting a variety of items including refrigerators, toilets, propane tanks, and batteries. Location: Lake Washington High School Parking Lot 12033 NE 80th Street May 14, 9am – 3pm No vehicles will be admitted after 3pm, sharp. For a full list of accepted items, and more details about the event, visit the web site...read more
Today, our parks are more critical than ever. They are an example of a shifting baseline also known as a sliding baseline. This is a type of change to how an eco system is measured, usually against previous reference points. Our parks connect us with the natural world and inspire us to be better stewards of our planet. Explore their wonders, we live on Finn Hill nestled with over 627 acres of forest over our heads and under our feet. Go outside this spring. Big Finn Hill King County Park NE 138th St & Juanita Dr., NE, Kirkland WA 98034...read more
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