Help make West Seattle more sustainable and resilient!
Sustainable West Seattle (SWS) is seeking new board members for 2014. We seek individuals who can commit 8 to 12 (or more) hours monthly to help us in growing SWS. Our mission is to “educate, create and advocate for sustainability in our local community.”
Board members meet once a month as a steering committee and often serve either as an officer or play a leadership role in one of our major projects, or board ..continue reading
Seattle Parks and Recreation will pilot new Dementia-Friendly recreation opportunities starting in January 2014.
Throughout 2014, Seattle Parks and Recreation will pilot a variety of recreation programming geared to persons who live with memory loss. These “dementia–friendly” activities are intended to enhance the lives of those living with early stage memory loss. Care partners are also welcome to participate. Programs offer participants a chance to engage, create, learn, and be active, all in a stimulating and ..continue reading
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is offering workshops to learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund. Matching funds support community-initiated projects in Seattle.
The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting three workshops for those interested in applying to the Small and Simple Projects Fund on February 3. The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $25,000 to neighborhood groups for community-building projects.
At each workshop, participants ..continue reading
Come have dessert with the Sustainable West Seattle board of directors as part of our annual membership meeting.
West Seattleites, we need your energy and talents to reinvigorate the Sustainable West Seattle (SWS) board!
Please join us on Tuesday, January 21st from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at C&P Coffee (5612 California Ave SW) for our annual membership meeting. The evening’s activities will include:
Dessert hosted by the current 2013 SWS board
Recap of SWS 2013 activities, projects and events
Tool Library new hours
Tox-Ick continues to draw support
Instant Edible Garden demonstration
GreenLife presentations continue to grow
Nomination and voting for ..continue reading
Help Get Seattle Walking
Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members
The City of Seattle is accepting applications for new Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board members to help make walking in Seattle safer, easier and more attractive. The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to ..continue reading
Neighbor Appreciation day is February 8, 2014.
Neighbor Appreciation Day is Seattle’s annual recognition of great neighbors. Celebrate by planning an activity in your neighborhood. It might be eligible for the Small Sparks Fund, which supports projects that connect and engage people in Seattle communities.
Community Projects include neighborhood events like these:
Organize a Block Watch, a program of Seattle Police Department: Click here
for tools and information;
Hold a neighborhood food or clothing drive;
Have a neighborhood BBQ, potluck, pancake breakfast or spaghetti feed;
Organize a ..continue reading
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King County Wastewater Division has released additional information about the construction about to begin at the Lowman Beach Park combined sewer overflow location.
How will the facility be built?
Stabilizing the hillside – the contractor will install soil nail walls by inserting steel rods into the hillside and attaching screens to them. Reinforcing the rods and screens with concrete adds stability to the walls and controls erosion.
Controlling groundwater – A drill will install over 100 interlocking concrete ..continue reading
The University of Washington Botanical Gardens Educational Program has posted their new Winter/Spring 2014 class offerings. They have cool classes on a variety of topics all winter and spring.
Want to learn a little about woody plant selections or proper pruning? Or are you curious about saving seeds, foraging for your food, or becoming a beekeeper? Become a First Detector, and learn to monitor plant pests in our area. The Botanical Gardens Educational Program has all ..continue reading
The 2014 Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) applications are now available. Do you have a park or street improvement project in mind for your neighborhood? Applications are due on February 3, 2014.
Click here to download the NPSF 2014 fact sheet or here to download the NPSF 2014 application
What is the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF)? Each year a portion of Seattle’s city budget – approximately $1.2 million in 2014 – is set aside for neighborhood streets and ..continue reading
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