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How to volunteer:
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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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.orgread more
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 email@example.com or call (425) 825-5732. Natalie is on the Thoreau School grounds working on Wednesdays from 1-3PM if you want to stop...read more
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...read more
Big Finn Hill Park Trail Maintenance: Saturday October 12, 2013 While winter is not yet upon us officially, the rains have started and the trails are getting damper. Trails don’t maintain themselves, people do! Come and join us to help maintain our trails and contribute to less muddy paws, shoes and bike tires. This is the perfect time to work on trails as the dampness means the soil is not rock hard. As a benefit, you’ll get a great workout. We will be gathering by the kiosk/new Big Finn Hill trail sign on NE 138th PL (west of Juanita drive)...read more
While summer still lingers on, winter will arrive, like it or not. And young trees planted in the Juanita Woodlands will need help surviving the dark months. FHNA is calling for volunteers to remove invasive species like ivy and blackberry vines that are encroaching on young trees in the eastern Juanita Woodlands. The work party runs from 9am to noon on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Everything takes place on the east side of Juanita Drive. Volunteers can meet at 76th Avenue NE and NE 120th. (Turn east off Juanita Drive onto 120th Street.) Bring...read more
Mark your calendars! FHNA is pleased to host its annual DennyFest, a celebration of family, food, music, and arts for the Finn Hill Neighborhood, on Sunday, September 8th. The event will take place from 12 noon to 4 pm at O.O. Denny Park, on the shores of Lake Washington. As always, admission is free. DennyFest will feature live music, a dog show, chili and pie contests, guided hikes, and activities for kids. O.O. Denny Park is located at 12032 Holmes Point Drive, about a mile off Juanita Drive. Get onto Holmes Point Drive either at the...read more