March 2014 News
Groundswell NW Events
Sat, 03/29: Ballard Corners Park Work Party
Please join us for a work party at Ballard Corners Park (17th Ave NW & NW 63rd Street) on Saturday, March 29th from 9am-2pm, rain or shine.
We'll be preparing plants for spring, weeding, spreading wood chip mulch, and cleaning up debris. Many hands make light (and lighthearted!) work! Some tools and refreshments will be provided. If you have your own gloves and tools please bring them. Any questions, please contact Gabriella: firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 782-3238. We're looking forward to seeing you there!Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Ballard Corners Park, 17th Ave NW & NW 63rd Street
Contact: Gabriella: email@example.com or (206) 782-3238
Mon, 03/03: Seattle 2035: Guiding Principles Workshop
On March 3, join us for a workshop on the nine guiding principles behind the Comprehensive Plan update. The guiding principles are statements about our city’s challenges and opportunities–economic opportunity, growth, climate change, community health, transit, strategic investment and innovation. They emerged from public engagement conducted in 2011, and were adopted by City Council in 2012. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) wants your perspective about how these principles can shape the plan. Whether you are a planning guru or just curious, everyone is welcome to participate. Seattle 2035 is a yearlong citywide conversation about how Seattle should grow over the next 20 years. Your input will be used to update the Seattle Comprehensive Plan.
See our website for more information.Time: 5:00 PM to 7:10 PM
Location: Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
Contact: Thomas Whittemore, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat, 03/08: Restore Golden Gardens
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, 8498 Seaview Pl. NW, Seattle
Contact: Doug Gresham, email@example.com
Sat, 03/08: Restore Carkeek with EarthCorps
Join us for a restoration work party at Carkeek Park - See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet.Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, See website for details.
Contact: Kelly O'Callahan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat, 03/15: Carkeek STARS Volunteer Work Party
Join other enthusiastic volunteers for a fun morning of forest restoration and trails maintenance. We have a wide variety of tasks you can help with. We provide gloves and water (we encourage you to bring your own bottle of water, to reduce plastic waste). Please wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for teens and older. Follow the STARS signs to our meeting place.
If you are a group of five or more persons please contact Dale Johnson at 206-362-2980 to plan logistics.
We’re here the third Saturday of every month. Welcome!Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd
Contact: Dale Johnson, 206-362-2980, email@example.com
Tue, 03/25: Ballard Greenways Planning Meeting
SDOT is getting ready to talk about a second neighborhood greenway in Ballard.
Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family, neighbors and customers. Neighborhood greenways do not add bike lanes and there are minimal if any on-street parking impacts. Last year one was completed on NW 58th Street. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, please do. This year we’re evaluating a north-south route in the area of 16th, 17th or 18th Avenues NW from Salmon Bay to Soundview Playfield.
An important part of the evaluation is talking to the people who live, work, shop and play in the area. Our first public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 25 from 6 to 7:30PM in the Commons Room at Ballard High School. Please mark your calendars and help spread the word.
This is the first of two public meetings. The first meeting shares traffic data and helps SDOT staff understand where people want to walk and bike and barriers to doing so. At the second meeting we share the results of technical analysis and public comment and the most promising route.
If you have questions or comments you want to share in advance please contact Dawn Schellenberg at 206.684.5189 or Dawn.Schellenberg@Seattle.gov.Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Commons Room at Ballard High School
Contact: Dawn Schellenberg at 206.684.5189 or Dawn.Schellenberg@Seattle.gov