The Washington State Department of Ecology is offering yard sampling for homes affected by the former copper smelter in Tacoma and is providing a cleanup program guide online.
The Residential Yard Sampling and Cleanup Program (Yard Program) offers free soil sampling and cleanup for homes impacted by the former Tacoma Asarco smelter. The design document explains how Ecology will run the Yard Program. The response to comments addresses the questions and concerns the department heard during the March-April, 2013 public ..continue reading
The Parks Legacy Citizens Advisory Committee (PLCAC), appointed to consider Seattle Parks and Recreation’s future funding options, has released a first draft of 37 newly prioritized investment initiatives (funding recommendations) that are being considered for a possible ballot measure in August 2014.
Click here to see the newly prioritized list on the PLCAC website.
Also, the Committee is considering what type of funding mechanism to use: short-term, long-term, levy or Metropolitan Park District. The committee has asked community members to attend ..continue reading
After nearly 3-1/2 years of providing free tools, advice and workshop space to the community on a donation basis, the West Seattle Tool Library is holding its first fundraiser and inclusive “Festivus” party.
Everyone is welcome. No cover charge.
The fundraiser gala, which will also serve as Sustainable West Seattle’s annual winter holiday party, will be held Friday, Dec. 6, from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. Any funds raised will go to the maintenance of tool library operations, as well ..continue reading
Join the Green Seattle Partnership to celebrate and restore Seattle’s beautiful forested parks for the 8th annual Green Seattle Day on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm!
Green Seattle Day is a meaningful way to connect with nature and create a healthy and vibrant community by planting native trees and shrubs in a park near you. The event takes place in 17 parks city-wide. Seattle’s own West Duwamish Greenbelt is this year’s central hub site, which ..continue reading
In November, King County will transplant 24 trees within the Barton CSO Control project area to make room for the future bioretention swales (swales). This project will install swales on 15 blocks in the Sunrise Heights and Westwood neighborhoods to capture stormwater runoff and reduce combined sewer overflows into Puget Sound during heavy rains.
Staff will be in the neighborhood posting fliers on trees that will be transplanted. Fliers will indicate the location for transplant. Trees ..continue reading
Seattle Parks and Recreation is undertaking a project to revegetate damaged areas in the Schmitz Preserve stream corridor. Activities will include planting native plants, erosion control and fencing off redundant foot trails that crisscross Schmitz Creek. The project will help conserve one of Seattle’s rare old growth forests while supporting the overall environmental stewardship goals of the urban forest system. Schmitz Preserve Park is located in West Seattle at 5551 SW Admiral ..continue reading
Join Sustainable West Seattle for an evening exploring A Vision for the Duwamish River – Community, Restoration and Conservation at C & P Coffee on October 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
The Duwamish is Seattle’s only river and the five-mile stretch running through Seattle is listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a federal Superfund site. The Duwamish is one of the most contaminated rivers in the country from years of industrial ..continue reading
West Seattle Meaningful Movies is Launching.
The movies will be on the first Saturday of the Month. The kickoff movie is timed with the 522 Inigtiative campaign, the next on immigration, and the third on coal trains.
West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents:
: The Gamble of Our Lives - a movie about genetically modified food
Saturday, October 5, 7:00 pm
at Neighborhood House at High Point, 6400 Sylvan Way, SW (right where SW Morgan St. turns into Sylvan Way SW).
Free (donations accepted)
Lab animals, livestock, and pets ..continue reading
Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking nominations for the Denny Awards, which honor volunteer service to the city’s parks system. The deadline for nominations is Monday, October 14.
The awards will be presented at a recognition ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N. in South Lake Union Park.
The Denny Awards acknowledge and honor the crucial role volunteers play in neighborhood parks, community centers, and recreation programs throughout the city. In 2012, more than 40,000 ..continue reading
King County’s contractor has cleared the structures from the Murray CSO Control Facility project site. Crews are now backfilling the foundations with soil and installing plastic along the site’s eastern slope to maintain the site’s stability. The site will then be seeded with grass to reduce runoff and dust prior to the start of facility construction later this year. The contractor expects to complete the major remaining work by Friday.
Parking on the east side of Beach Drive Southwest ..continue reading