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Expedia volunteers work in Juanita Woodlands

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog, Juanita Woodlands, Stewardship Committee, Uncategorized, Volunteer | 0 comments

Expedia volunteers work in Juanita Woodlands

On Friday Sept 8, over 60 Expedia employees dived into helping us maintain Juanita Woodlands’ native vegetation by removing invasive plants, lead by King County Parks and FHNA volunteers.  Expedia has had annual gatherings in the park for several years, and is a major contributor to keeping the park vegetation healthy. This year the group focused on liberating the young trees planted by FHNA a few years ago from blackberries and ivy, as well as clearing an additional area for planting.  The progress the Expedia group made was...

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City Mtg Sept 14 Finn Hill Proposed Street Connections

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan, Transportation | 2 comments

City Mtg Sept 14 Finn Hill Proposed Street Connections

The next Planning Commission meeting will be a held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Kirkland City Hall Council Chambers.  The agenda item is  Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan – Proposed Street Connections, File No. CAM15-01754 Staff Contact: Janice Coogan, 425-587-3257 or jcoogan@kirklandwa.gov The meeting agenda and packet are now available to view online. Or here is the pdf: Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan Proposed Street Connections_CAM15-01754_0914  Excerpt from the packet: The July 27, 2017 Planning Commission study session...

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Climate Change Tip Sheet for September

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Blog, Climate Action | 0 comments

Climate Change Tip Sheet for September

Most of you are concerned and want to take action but are often somewhat overwhelmed.  We have been asked to provide a series of monthly tips on personal actions that can have an effect.  Obviously not every action will be equally possible for everyone: putting up solar panels is out if you rent or live in a house that is heavily tree-shaded and using public transportation to get to work doesn’t make sense if you work from home.  However we hope to inspire all of you to take the actions that are personally feasible and have an impact. If you...

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Crossing Kirkland Sept 9 from 12 to 3PM

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Blog, Events Committee | 0 comments

Crossing Kirkland Sept 9 from 12 to 3PM

City-Wide Block Party “Crossing Kirkland” Walk, Bike, Eat and Meet on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on September 9, 2017, from 12 to 3 p.m. The event, designed and put on by Kirkland’s neighborhood associations, is family-friendly. The event features six stations along the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) interim trail with food truck vendors, games, crafts and exploration activities. Each station is hosted by a different neighborhood. Consult the station map on the Crossing Kirkland website for exact locations. A shuttle will also be available...

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Special bulletin for Holmes Point residents: Come to today’s Council meeting & support better rules to protect trees!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Blog, Communication Committee, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan | 0 comments

Special bulletin for Holmes Point residents: Come to today’s Council meeting & support better rules to protect trees!

Dear Holmes Point neighbors and friends, FHNA is writing to urge you to attend tonight’s City Council meeting on emergency legislation to help protect trees in the Holmes Point area. The Council will decide whether to keep or cancel a recent ordinance that should give you more say on tree preservation in Holmes Point housing developments. The Council meeting starts at 7:30pm – Tuesday, September 5 – and will be held in City Hall at 123 Fifth Avenue in downtown Kirkland. As you may recall from earlier emails, the Kirkland...

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Household Items Fixed Free at LWTech Repair Cafes

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Household Items Fixed Free at LWTech Repair Cafes

Bring your small household items and clothing to the Repair Café and King County’s repair experts will fix them.  Sept 6 at Kingsgate Library and October 21 at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.  Go out to the Kirkland Reporter page for an eligible item list. Walk-in or sign up to be sure your item can be repaired.

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Neighborhood Plan Meeting on Sept 7 Postponed

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Blog, Community Meetings, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan | Comments Off on Neighborhood Plan Meeting on Sept 7 Postponed

Neighborhood Plan Meeting on Sept 7 Postponed

The calendar of meetings relating to the Finn Hill neighborhood plan has changed. In brief, the City is postponing the open house on the neighborhood plan that was scheduled for September 7 at St John Vianney Church. The Planning Commission will also delay a public hearing on the plan that it had scheduled for September 14. These changes were made by the Planning Commission at its meeting on August 24. The Commission has asked City staff to return on September 14th with more information about proposed street connections on Finn Hill. The...

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One last summer hike on Finn Hill

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in Blog, Parks, Trails | Comments Off on One last summer hike on Finn Hill

One last summer hike on Finn Hill

Big Finn Hill Park is a King County park located on Finn Hill.  It has 220 acres and 9.5 miles of trails to explore Douglas Fir, Madrona, Cedars, ferns and spotting deer, owls and owls. King County description:  This 220-acre park has a range of recreation options, as well as being a wooded urban oasis along Juanita Drive. To the east of the road, the park offers ballfields, a play area, a picnic shelter and natural surface trails; to the west of the road, trails loop through the forest. The trails are frequented by mountain bikers, dog...

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Holmes Point residents: Tell the Planning Commission what you think about preserving trees and downzoning parts of the neighborhood

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Blog, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan, Policy Committee | Comments Off on Holmes Point residents: Tell the Planning Commission what you think about preserving trees and downzoning parts of the neighborhood

Holmes Point residents: Tell the Planning Commission what you think about preserving trees and downzoning parts of the neighborhood

Dear Holmes Point neighbors: Following up on yesterday’s message about the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday night, we’re posting a copy of FHNA’s letter to the Commission regarding the Holmes Point Overlay ordinance (HPO). Click here to read it. To help you get up to speed, we’re providing a quick summary of the ordinance in the following paragraphs. And we have an important message about downzoning (i.e. reducing housing densities) in parts of Holmes Point. FHNA urges you to read on and then tell the Planning Commission what you...

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Holmes Point tree ordinance: important meeting at Planning Commission on Thursday Aug 24

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Blog, Communication Committee, Community Meetings, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan, Policy Committee | Comments Off on Holmes Point tree ordinance: important meeting at Planning Commission on Thursday Aug 24

Holmes Point tree ordinance: important meeting at Planning Commission on Thursday Aug 24

Dear Finn Hill Neighbors: For all of you who came to DennyFest on Sunday, thanks for joining us at O.O. Denny Park — and if you stood in line waiting for food, thank you for your patience! Looking forward, we’re alerting you to several important meetings about the neighborhood plan and Holmes Point Overlay ordinance coming up in the next few days and weeks. We urge you take advantage of these opportunities to participate in the City’s process for finalizing recommendations on the neighborhood plan and the HPO. The Planning...

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