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Message From the Board President

Happy Fall to you all!

The Ballard Open Space Plan is entering its final phase. We have collected the data and it's now being analyzed by our consultants. We hope to have a final report in January.

A new open space opportunity has emerged as the result of a new Greenway being proposed for 17th Ave NW. The Greenway will connect from 17th Ave NW to Ballard Ave via Dock Place. Where the Greenway turns at that overly large and confusing intersection, SDOT is proposing a realignment of the traffic along 17th that would create some new open space. We would love to hear what you'd like to see there. A plaza with trees and benches? Giant chess board? Art on the pavement?

Public space improvements

David Folweiler

PS We are still looking for a volunteer web designer.  If you or someone you knows has website design skills that you can use to update our web presence, please contact me, or reply to this email.


Other Events

Sun, 10/12: Golden Gardens Park Work Party

Join us for a restoration work party at Golden Gardens Park - See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet.

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Golden Gardens Park, meet at restroom near dog park
Contact: Doug Gresham, doug@greshamenvironmental.com

Tue, 10/14: TreePAC Annual Party / Meeting

What: TreePAC Annual Party (er, uh, membership meeting) and fundraiser

When: Tuesday, October 14th, 5-7pm

Where: Watershed Pub, Northgate Area, 10104 3rd Ave NE 98125. TreePAC signs will be out

Why: Join Cass to celebrate our successes, bemoan our failures, and reaffirm our faith in the cause.

With: Good pub food, libations, and like minds. On tap are brief speeches and a custom trivia quiz.

More Info: Go to TreePAC.org or call Cass @ 206-783-9093.

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Watership Pub, 10104 3rd Ave NE 98125
Contact: Cass, 206-783-9093

Sat, 10/18: Carkeek Stars Work Party

Join us for a restoration work party at Carkeek Park - See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet.

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle. See website for details.
Contact: Loren McElvain, 206 782 7617, l.j.mcelvain@gmail.com

Thu, 10/30: Get RainWise - Free Workshop

Get RainWise - Free Workshop on Thursday, 10/30, 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

  • Find out about RainWise Rebates – a City of Seattle program that will pay up to 100% rebate for rain gardens and cisterns on your property.  Check here to find out if you are eligible.
  • Learn how rain gardens and cisterns help manage storm water and protect Puget Sound.
  • Hear from property owners who have already taken advantage of this great program!
  • Meet RainWise-trained contractors who can create beautiful rain gardens and cistern installations and walk you through the whole process.
  • See a variety of examples of RainWise installations.
  • Get your questions answered! RainWise might even be able to help you with a wet basement.

Parking available in Library parking garage, just off NW 57th.

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Ballard Public Library, 5614 - 22nd Avenue NW, Seattle
Contact: Jenny Heins: jenny@sustainableballard.org

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