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Trees Wanted: Dead or Alive!

Several years ago we had a Birch tree in our yard that was clearly dying. Since it wasn’t close to our house or any other structure, we decided to top it, cutting off the main branches and leaving a snag about 20 feet high. Our hope was that it would provide some habitat for wildlife, but I have to admit I...

Bulletin: Bothell Council to vote on preserving Wayne Golf Course on June 20 (Tuesday)

Dear Finn Hill Neighbors: Wayne Golf Course, which straddles the Sammamish Slough at Bothell Way and the north end of 100th, was slated for development a few years ago, until a group of neighbors — OneBothell — stepped up. With Forterra’s help, they bought time to gather funding for a...

Forest Bathing on Finn Hill?

In recent weeks, I’ve had conversations where people have mentioned reading or hearing about the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.” The general idea is that spending time in the forest has been shown to reduce stress and improve health. Even though the term may be new to us and suddenly...

June 3 workparty Juanita Woodlands

Volunteer Event Information – Juanita Woodlands Park, June 3, 2017 from  9am-1pm King County Parks Day of Event Contact – Lina Rose 206.491.5014 Please RSVP directly to Lina prior to the event if you are planning on attending so that they know how many tools to bring to remove Himalayan blackberries. The...

Mountaineers hike Finn Hill

25 Mountaineers hiked over the top of Finn Hill from Kenmore to Kirkland on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The Wednesday hike was one of a series of Mountaineer day hikes around Lake Washington. The Kenmore to Kirkland hike was designed to avoid Juanita Drive and find a way through the neighborhood forests from...

Recap of Friends of Big Finn Hill Park Trails 2017 annual meeting

Bill Blanchard opened the well-attended meeting at 7:05 by welcoming attendees and guests. After a brief presentation outlining the origin, vision, accomplishments, and challenges of the Friends of Big Finn Hill Parks Trails group, Bill called the evening’s guests to the stage. Kevin Brown, Director, King...

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