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Kirkland residents are invited to provide comments by October 29th on the 2014 Surface Water Master Plan. The plan identifies programs and projects that will be used by the City to protect us from flooding and to improve and protect our streams, lakes, and stormwater systems over the next 10 years. Surface water in Kirkland is managed for public safety and for the benefit of all who fish and swim in our streams and lakes. The City has a strong connection to the water and natural environment and its Surface Water Utility is a steward of these...read more
3 Workparties will take place in October in Juanita Heights Park. Put your gloves on, bring your shovel and come help! On Saturday October 18, 10:00 AM to 2:00 EarthCorps will be in the park leading the planting of over 300 trees, shrubs and ground cover in the clearing west of the entry steps. Two 5-gallon pails of mulch will go around every plant. This area was cleared twice of dense blackberries in March and June by the Environmental and Adventure School students. Then, during last month’s Green Kirkland work party the blackberry...read more
Neighborhood Leaders: Have you missed the Hot Sheet? This new tool replaces the Hot Sheet – and provides you with up-to-date information on all developments (large and small) in the Kirkland permitting process. It is easy to access the information. Just following the instructions below. Give this a try and let us know if you have any questions. Click here: http://maps.kirklandwa.gov – then click on the map titled KIRKLAND MAPS (shown at right). There are also tutorials on this page. By Parcel View all permit information on a property....read more
A huge thank you to the 50 volunteers that worked in Juanita Woodlands to create a deer meadow on Saturday, September 27. Currently the deer frequent a grassy area that is slated for development. This will ensure they have a place to go and keep them off Juanita Drive and out of your yard. The volunteers worked in 10 ft by 10 ft plots. The process was to grub the ground about 4 inches deep. King County had the soil tested and determined about 2 lbs of lime per plot was needed. The lime was spread with hand held spreaders and lightly raked it...read more
Support sustainable, environmentally sensible trails in Big Finn Hill Park and volunteer! Join us Sept 13 ( 9 am to 1 pm) to address two trails that go through several inches of standing water in the wet season: one will be rerouted slightly onto higher ground and the second will have the “Rock Garden” removed (for future replanting) in preparation for construction of a boardwalk. At the same time a group will install a bench for meditation at the top of the Madonna grove. All skill and energy levels are welcome. If driving,...read more
Help keep the deer of Finn Hill fed! This is the only woodlands event this year. What: Volunteers are needed to help plant vegetation and to remove invasive species in Juanita Woodlands to create deer meadow. When: Come join us on Saturday, September 27th at 9am Where: Meet at 120th Street trail head on the east side of Juanita Drive at 76th. Over the past few years, many of you have helped restore the Juanita Woodlands by planting over 5000 trees and removing seemingly endless mats ivy, blackberries, and archangel. This year, we’ve got...read more
Inglewood’s Neighborhood Kitchen Annette loves people and cooking, and she is starting a community kitchen here on Finn Hill. The purpose of a community kitchen is to come together, cook the food, then eat it together. Next Kitchen: September 26th, 6-9pm at Inglewood Presbyterian Church. Cost: $5 (to cover ingredients) Menu: The menu plan is chicken fricassee, farro and wild rice pilaf with mushrooms and thyme, an autumn-inspired salad, and apple dumplings. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org About Community Kitchens Canada has...read more
We received some great volunteer help to staff our booth at the most recent Juanita Friday Market! You are never too young to volunteer! Come by and visit us on September 5th at the Market or better yet, at DennyFest on Sunday, September 7th at O.O. Denny Park.read more
Finn Hill friends and neighbors: This is a quick note to alert you to 2 community events coming up in September. DennyFest, Sunday, September 7 Yes, it’s our annual neighborhood celebration in O.O. Denny Park from noon to 4pm. As always the music will be terrific – Geoffrey Castle and his band will be back, joined by Bochinche, a fantastic Afro-Caribbean group – and the chili and pies will be great, and the dog show will be fun… and it will all be free! The bouncy house, the fortune teller, the magician, the crafts table will be there, along...read more