WOW! July felt pretty hot here in northwest Seattle, but more moderate temperatures are sure to follow. Plants and animals need water and shade in the summer — places to stay cool and get refreshed. Be sure to keep those water features full for all our wildlife friends. And when you get your backyard ‘wildlife certified’ please let us know so we can count you towards meeting our Northwest Seattle Community Wildlife Habitat Certification GOAL of 300 National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitats!

Also in July was the last Groundswell NW Board meeting for two members:  Dawn Hemminger and Devon Shannon. While we’re sad to see both leave, we’re happy to report that both will remain as “advisers” to help further Groundswell’s mission. We greatly appreciate their past contributions and look forward to working with them in their new capacity. While they can never be replaced, we are looking for new board membersContact us for more info.

Other ways to engage with our organization are listed in the August calendar, including these highlights:

  • August 7  All Seattle Family Night Out.  Connect with your neighbors and share some neighborhood stories. This is a great opportunity to meet newcomers!
  • August 17 Salmon Bay Park Stewards are hosting their first Community Movie Night @ 8pm.  This was an event grown from the “seed money” of a Groundswell NW Microgrant.
  • August 18  Ballard Corners Park Work Party--a classic Groundswell NW project.  Held between 10am-2pm.
     

Groundswell NW Board

 Dawn Hemminger

Dawn Hemminger

 Devon Shannon

Devon Shannon