FHNA Projects

Below are FHNA’s primary ongoing projects. For more details, click on the item you’d like more information on to visit that project’s page.

Want to get involved? Check out Finn Hill’s Volunteer Opportunities.

Climate Change Tip Sheet from Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Blog, Climate Action, Featured | 0 comments

Climate change is affecting real people right now and the problem gets worse and the solutions harder the longer we put off doing something about it. 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...

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Hike Finn Hill parks this summer

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog, Parks, Trails, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hike Finn Hill parks this summer

Big Finn Hill Park This 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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Finn Hill June Meetings – St. Edwards, Park Board, Planning Commission

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Blog, Community Meetings, Neighborhood Plan | 0 comments

Finn Hill June Meetings – St. Edwards, Park Board, Planning Commission

Dear Finn Hill Neighbors:  Here’s a quick run down on upcoming meetings that concern our neighborhood: Monday, June 12 – Kenmore City Council: The Kenmore City Council will hear a status report on its plan to enter into a 20 year lease for the ball fields at St. Edward State Park. Kenmore plans to install artificial turf and lighting for evening games. FHNA has taken no position on St. Edward development plans because the park is outside of our neighborhood boundaries, but many Finn Hill residents use the park and have strong...

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A 10 Minute Guide to Zoning

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan, Policy Committee | 0 comments

A 10 Minute Guide to Zoning

A 10 Minute Guide to Zoning If you want some control over the look and feel of where you live, you need to understand a bit about zoning ordinances. They tell your neighboring property owners (or developers) what they can build on a piece of land – how many homes, how big they can be, how many trees can be cut down.  And once a property owner files an application to develop a parcel in accordance with existing zoning, there’s really not much you can do to stop him or her so long as what’s being proposed meets the zoning criteria. In short, if...

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Climate Change Tip Sheet

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Blog, Climate Action, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Climate Change Tip Sheet

Climate change is affecting real people right now and the problem gets worse and the solutions harder the longer we put off doing something about it. 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...

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Finn Hill Plan and Re-Zoning review on Thurs, May 25

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan | 0 comments

Finn Hill Plan and Re-Zoning review on Thurs, May 25

Dear Finn Hill Neighbors: This is a quick follow up to my previous email about the Finn Hill neighborhood plan, which the Planning Commission wil review on Thursday (tomorrow) at 7pm in the Council meeting room at City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue in downtown Kirkland. We hope you’ll be able to attend the meeting but if that won’t be possible, you can always submit questions and comments to the Planning Commissioners by letter (addressed to the Planning Commission at the City Hall address above) or by email to...

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Finn Hill Plan Re-Zoning – Planning Commission Mtg May 25

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan | 0 comments

Finn Hill Plan Re-Zoning – Planning Commission Mtg May 25

Dear Finn Hill Neighbors:  The Finn Hill neighborhood plan – which will define how Finn Hill will develop over the coming decades — will be reviewed by the Planning Commission on Thursday (tomorrow) at 7pm in the Council meeting room at City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue in downtown Kirkland.  The Commissioners will also be giving guidance to City staff on how certain areas of Finn Hilll might be upzoned or downzoned. If you care about the future of Finn Hill, please make every effort to attend this meeting. At the beginning of the...

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June 3 workparty Juanita Woodlands

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Blog, Juanita Woodlands, Parks, Stewardship Committee | 1 comment

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 event will be rain or shine.  In the event of hazardous weather, the King County staff member leading your project will be in contact via email the morning of the project if weather conditions dictate any changes to event plans. Plan to check...

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How the Himalayan Blackberry came to be

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog, Juanita Woodlands, Parks | Comments Off on How the Himalayan Blackberry came to be

If Luther Burbank could see what his Himalayan Blackberry invention did to the Pacific Northwest, maybe he wouldn’t have tinkered with the berry. Because he did there is a big workparty in the Juanita Woodlands on June 3.  Please volunteer and help the woods. “Down the coast in Santa Rosa, Calif., an eccentric guy named Luther Burbank was hard at work on his experimental farm. Burbank didn’t have any formal training, but he was working feverishly to breed strange and wonderful new kinds of plants”….the rest of...

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Amendments to Finn Hill tree ordinance – Important Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, April 27

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog, Community Meetings, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan | 1 comment

Amendments to Finn Hill tree ordinance – Important Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, April 27

The Kirkland Planning Commission will hold a study session on Thursday, April 27, to consider amendments to the Holmes Point Overlay ordinance – the special tree preservation ordinance that currently applies to Finn Hill properties located west of Juanita Drive. The Planning Commission meeting will start at 7pm in the City Council chamber of City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue in downtown Kirkland. If you live the Holmes Point area, you are urged to attend this meeting. The Holmes Point Overlay ordinance (HPO for short) has a significant impact on...

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