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Help restore a trail. Join a litter pick-up party. Help track wildlife. Learn how to test water quality in Denny Creek. Or join a committee dedicated to a specific area of interest. For more than 20 years, the success of your neighborhood association has started with the passion and dedication of community members like you.

How to volunteer:

  1. Frequently check the items below for upcoming volunteer opportunities.
  2. Sign-up for the FHNA newsletter to get volunteer opportunities delivered to your inbox.
  3. Contact us if you are interested in joining a committee.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • Walk in the 4th of July Parade in front of the FHNA car:  We will have an antique car and offer adults, youth and children an opportunity to walk in the City of Kirkland parade. Use the contact form on this site to offer your volunteer time.
  • FHNA Membership Tent at the Juanita Beach Farmer’s Market August 15th and September 5th  needs volunteers  to spend an hour or so offering Finn Hill residents an opportunity to add their email addresses to receive Finn Hill news.
  • Watch for forest work party announcements on this site to remove invasives and plant natives in Big Finn Hill Park, Juanita Woodlands and Juanita Heights park at www.juanitaheightspark.com .
  • Fall 2014 there will be a volunteer event to construct a deer glen in the Juanita Woodlands.  The community has a terrific opportunity for someone to be a Volunteer Coordinator for the Juanita Woodlands work parties.  There are 2 work parties each year, we have a list of volunteers, we need a coordinator, are you interested?  Use the contact form on this site to let us know.  Address your interest to Teresa Chilelli who is the park steward.

The Community Development committee is interested in hearing from people who would love to be involved in planning our community development fun activities and community outreach. We have two activities so far:  The Annual Finn Hill Garage Sale in April and in the summer FHNA has a table and tent at the Juanita Beach farmers market. If you would like to learn more about volunteering at the market use the contact page on this site and address your interest to Kurt who heads up the Community Committee.

The Communications committee is interested in hearing from people who like to write about local interests, people, places and things. We need more bloggers for our FHNA web site. If you are interested in learning more use the contact page and send Kathy an email.

 

 

 

 

 

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 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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Aug 15: Juanita Beach Farmer’s Market Meet & Greet

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Blog, Events, Volunteer | Comments Off

Aug 15: Juanita Beach Farmer’s Market Meet & Greet

What: FHNA at the Juanita Beach Farmer’s Market …..  come volunteer and meet & greet your neighbors. Why: The purpose is offering Finn Hill residents who stop by the tent, an opportunity to sign up their email addresses for neighborhood news. Brochures are available on Finn Hill and Finn Hill park trail guides. When: This is a meet & greet FHNA neighborhood tent this Friday, August 15 and Friday, September 5. Shifts: Shifts are in 2 hour increments and hours begin at 2pm for setup and end at 8pm for takedown. #1: 2pm-4pm...

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April 26 Neighborhood Garage Sale: Fun, Free, and Fabulous

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Blog, Community Committee, Events, FHNA Garage Sale, Volunteer | 4 comments

April 26 Neighborhood Garage Sale: Fun, Free, and Fabulous

The Second Annual Finn Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale is April 26th. Treasures are found and money is made in this ultimate recycling event… Start collecting your clutter and sign up! Check it out: View the Map of the 2014 Fabulous Finn Hill Garage Sale Locations. The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) will do it all: promotion, advertising, maps, and signage. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Garage Sale Time If you would like to participate send the following information: Your Name Your Address Your e-mail Send a brief description of items for sale...

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Volunteer in Big Finn Hill Park Sat. Dec 14

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Volunteer in Big Finn Hill Park Sat. Dec 14

Sparks flew during our work party to upgrade the Big Finn Hill kiosk base on Saturday Dec 7.  That’s what happens when one uses a pick ax on frozen soil with rocks.  We had an excellent turn out but chopping through the permafrost was slow and the volunteers were very warm.  After we discovered the gravel was frozen into the dump truck and the pile of dirt had a frozen crust, we decided to reconvene on Saturday Dec 14 (9:30 am) if Mother Nature permits. Please stop by to enjoy the new bench, a solid, comfortable work of art by King County...

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Volunteer in Juanita Heights Park Sat. Nov 30

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Blog, Eastern Finn Hill Expansion, Events, Stewardship Committee, Volunteer | Comments Off

Volunteer in Juanita Heights Park Sat. Nov 30

Volunteer this Saturday at the planting work party in Juanita Heights Park, November 30th from 9-11:00 AM.  Juanita Heights Park is located at the end of 89th PL NE.  The area is east of St John Vienny church. The park includes a portion of the east side of Finn Hill. Volunteers work together to pull ivy and plant trees, shrubs and ground cover. This is a small park with a 1/4 mile loop trail. Dress for the weather, wear gloves and bring a shovel if you can. We will be planting about 50-70 small native ground covers and shrubs.  More...

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Volunteer in Big Finn Hill Park Sat. Dec 7

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Blog, Events, Stewardship Committee, Volunteer | 1 comment

Volunteer in Big Finn Hill Park Sat. Dec 7

There is a maintenance work party in Big Finn Hill Park scheduled for Saturday Dec 7 from 9:30 am to noon.  We’ll meet by the Big Finn Hill Park sign on 138th PL about 100 yards west of Juanita Drive.  The focus of our activities will be to build an elevated base for the new kiosk so that people who are less than 7 feet tall can read the signs on the boards. Wheel barrows and shovels for moving gravel will be useful.  Of course, bring gloves and bottles of water.       Jeanette Leach is on the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance...

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Volunteers Needed: Christmas Ship Event

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Blog, Christmas Ships, Events, Events Committee, Volunteer | Comments Off

Volunteers Needed: Christmas Ship Event

Volunteers needed to help with making hot chocolate and luminaries for the Christmas Ship 2013 Event in OO DennyPark on December 22.  The event starts at 4:00 this year. If you can help please contact Kurt@finnhillalliance.org  

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Thoreau Elem Needs Green Thumbs

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Blog, Events, Volunteer | Comments Off

Thoreau Elem Needs Green Thumbs

Gardeners and Friends of the Earth come help clear weeds at Thoreau Elementary School. Who:  Weeding around Thoreau Elementary School What:  Clearing Blackberries.  General Weeding around the buldings Where: Thoreau Elementary School on the corner of 138th Street and 84th Avenue When: Each Wednesday from 1-3PM Drop in for as long as you can help. Contact: Natalie Washburn email at pulltogether@hotmail.com or call (425) 825-5732. Natalie is on the Thoreau School grounds working on Wednesdays from 1-3PM if you want to stop...

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Oct. 26 Work Party at Juanita Heights

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Blog, Eastern Finn Hill Expansion, Events, Stewardship Committee, Trails, Volunteer | Comments Off

Oct. 26 Work Party at Juanita Heights

Come Help Clear Ivy from Juanita Heights Park Join the work party this Saturday, October 26, at Juanita Heights Park from 9-11 AM.  The summer and fall work parties have already cleared large areas of ivy and blackberries. This Saturday we will be clearing the ivy from the center of the quarter mile loop trail. For more information on the park you can go out to the park blog: www.juanitaheightspark.com Work Party Details: Date: Saturday, October 26, 9:00 to 11:00 AM Location: Juanita Heights Park is located at the end of 89th Pl Ne. What to...

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