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June 3 workparty Juanita Woodlands

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Juanita Woodlands, Parks, Stewardship Committee | 0 comments

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. 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 your email before you leave for...

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Mountaineers hike Finn Hill

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Blog, Parks | 0 comments

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 Kenmore to the Kirkland Marina. The hike was more than 12 miles through Big Finn Hill and Juanita Heights Parks. The hikers passed the lagoon in Big Finn Hill Park getting up close to a Great Blue Heron. Near Kenmore they spotted an...

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

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog, Parks, Stewardship Committee | 0 comments

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 County Parks and Recreation Division Michael Cogle, Deputy Director, Parks for the City of Kirkland Jon Pascal, Kirkland City Council   Each of the guests introduced himself with a personal story of their interest in and commitment to...

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Join the gardeners at Thoreau Sat, April 29

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Blog, Schools | 0 comments

Join the gardeners at Thoreau Sat, April 29

Join the Herbicide-Free Thoreau Elementary School Committee in helping get the school ready for spring! There will be weeding and mulching around the school grounds so bring your gardening gloves and small weeding tools. This is a fun opportunity to help beautify Thoreau elementary school and the community. For more information contact Amy at Finnhillalliance.org Who:  Thoreau Elementary School What: Mulching flowerbeds, general weeding around the buildings Where: Thoreau Elementary School on the corner of 138th Street and 84th Avenue When:...

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Earth Day at Juanita Heights Park

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Blog, Eastern Finn Hill Expansion, Parks | 0 comments

Earth Day at Juanita Heights Park

Under a sunny morning Earth Day sky, 37 volunteers cleared blackberries out of a 4,000 foot area in Juanita Heights park. We cut back the canes, piled them on rafts made from woody debris, then shoveled and picked our way beneath the root crowns. There it was, the earth, rising up beneath a drift of impenetrable blackberries.  Thanks to every volunteer who came out this morning to give back to the earth!

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Earth day at Juanita Heights Park April 22

Posted by on Mar 11, 2017 in Blog, Parks | Comments Off on Earth day at Juanita Heights Park April 22

Earth day at Juanita Heights Park April 22

Join the Green Kirkland Partnership on Earth Day to help restore the forest at Juanita Heights Park. Volunteers will spend the morning participating removing Himalayan blackberry.  No experience is necessary and we encourage volunteers of all ages to join us! This event on Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 am – 11:00 pm will be led by Green Kirkland Stewards Kathy Schuler and Andrea Thompson. Registration now open. Please dress for the weather (layers are encouraged and rain gear is a must this time of the year), wear close-toed shoes and...

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It’s Your Park! Big Finn Hill April 19

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Blog, Community Meetings, Parks | Comments Off on It’s Your Park! Big Finn Hill April 19

It’s Your Park! Big Finn Hill April 19

“It’s your Park” Find out what’s happening at the Annual Friends of Big Finn Hill meeting at 7:00 pm in the Finn Hill Middle School cafeteria, 8040 NE 132nd Street. Join Kevin Brown, Director, Parks and Recreation Division for King County, Michael Cogle, Deputy Director of Kirkland Parks and Jon Pascal, Kirkland City Council.  The ‘Friends of Big Finn Hill Trails’ group will showcase their work and discuss the future of the park with you and your community leaders’. We will vote on new committee members and discuss the future challenges for...

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Juanita Woodlands Workparty June 3 2017

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Blog, Juanita Woodlands, Parks, Stewardship Committee | Comments Off on Juanita Woodlands Workparty June 3 2017

Juanita Woodlands Workparty June 3 2017

King County is planning a large work party in the Juanita Woodlands on June 3, 2017, volunteers are needed.  Open up the pdf to get all the information.  The Juanita Woodlands is a beloved park!  It is a portal of Douglas Fir, Madrona and Big Leaf Maple flanking Juanita Drive. Read the King5 2011 news story about how the Finn Hill neighbors fought off the sale of the woodlands to developers. The Juanita Woodlands’ Douglas Firs are susceptible to root rot and the Himalayan blackberries have a strong foothold choking out new tree growth....

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Giant Sequoia Redwood Saplings Coming to OO Denny Park

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Blog, Parks, Stewardship Committee | Comments Off on Giant Sequoia Redwood Saplings Coming to OO Denny Park

Giant Sequoia Redwood Saplings Coming to OO Denny Park

The Green Kirkland Partnership is sharing the following. On Thursday February 23, between 12pm and 2pm, Ford Motors volunteers will be at Juanita Bay Park where volunteer Green Kirkland Steward Nona Ganz (supported by Green Kirkland staff) is hosting a forest restoration event with 20 volunteers from Ford of Kirkland and various photographers and managers from Detroit and Dearborn, MI. Ford volunteers will be conducting forest restoration activities, including  invasive plant removal, mulching with wood chips, and planting 5 western red...

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Blue Water Project at OO Denny Park

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Blog, Parks, Stewardship Committee | Comments Off on Blue Water Project at OO Denny Park

The Green Kirkland Partnership received funding from the Royal Bank of Canada’s Blue Water Project through the Kirkland Parks Foundation to do restoration work in the riparian forest along Denny Creek in O.O. Denny Park. The work will be happening this month. The work site is located between the stream and the northern trail, adjacent to the parking lot northeast of Holmes Point Drive. VOLUNTEER on Saturday February 25 10 am – 2pm The EarthCorps crew will be working in the sensitive areas closer to the stream and also in areas too steep...

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