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Kirkland Residents are Invited to Comment on the Kirkland Surface Water Master Plan

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Surface Water Mgmt | 1 comment

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...

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400+ Plants Take Root in Juanita Heights Park, Come Help!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Blog, Parks, Stewardship Committee | 0 comments

400+ Plants Take Root in Juanita Heights Park, Come Help!

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...

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DennyFest 2014 in Pictures

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Blog, Denny Fest, Events | 0 comments

DennyFest 2014 in Pictures

In all, DennyFest 2014 was a huge success, and proved to be fun for all. We’re already looking forward to next year’s celebration! See you at O.O. Denny Park next September! Leah Berner was there to capture some of the wonderful memories. This slideshow requires JavaScript. All photographs by Leah Berner. To see more of the photos Leah Berner took, view the DennyFest 2014 Photo...

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How to View Development Proposals in Your Neighborhood

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Policy Committee | 0 comments

How to View Development Proposals in Your Neighborhood

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....

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BIG SUCCESS…Thank You Volunteers for planting the Juanita Woodlands Deer Meadow

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog, Events, Juanita Woodlands, Parks, Stewardship Committee | 0 comments

BIG SUCCESS…Thank You Volunteers for planting the Juanita Woodlands Deer Meadow

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...

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Sept 13 Work Party in Big Finn Hill Park

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Blog, Parks, Stewardship Committee, Trails | 0 comments

Sept 13 Work Party in Big Finn Hill Park

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,...

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Sept 27th Juanita Woodlands Deer Meadow Planting Work Party

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Blog, Events, Juanita Woodlands, Volunteer | 4 comments

Sept 27th Juanita Woodlands Deer Meadow Planting Work Party

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...

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September 26: Community Kitchen

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Blog, Community Committee, Events | 0 comments

September 26: Community Kitchen

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: info@eastsidecommunitykitchen.org About Community Kitchens Canada has...

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FHNA at the Juanita Beach Market

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog, Community Committee | Comments Off

FHNA at the Juanita Beach Market

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.

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September Events: Attend DennyFest and the Deer Meadow Planting in the Woodlands

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Blog, Denny Fest, Events, Juanita Woodlands, Volunteer | Comments Off

September Events: Attend DennyFest and the Deer Meadow Planting in the Woodlands

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...

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