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
Progress continues on the Barton CSO Control project! Puget Sound Energy spent the summer relocating select gas lines to accommodate the future bioretention swales. These gas lines have been relocated, and temporary repaving work has been completed. The temporary pavement will remain in place until swale construction is completed on each street.
Tree transplants will begin later this fall. King County will notify the neighborhood in advance of the work, and neighbors who are receiving a tree for transplant to their ..continue reading
The Office of Arts & Culture’s Neighborhood & Community Arts program is announcing the availability of grants for 2014. The Neighborhood & Community Arts program helps Seattle’s neighborhood arts councils and community-based groups produce festivals and events that enhance the visibility of neighborhoods, promote cultural participation, celebrate diversity and build community through arts and culture.
In 2013, the program provided $1,200 each to 40 organizations to support annual public festivals and events. The 2013 Morgan Community Festival was a recipient of a $1200 grant ..continue reading
The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is accepting applications to the Neighborhood Matching Fund’s Small and Simple Projects Fund.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 5:00 pm on Monday, October 7.
The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching funds of up to $25,000 to support community members as they work together to build a stronger and healthier neighborhood through civic participation. Activities may be physical projects, as well as ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle September Community Forum is “Keeping Puget Sound Healthy: Actions We Can Take.”
Join Sustainable West Seattle Monday, September 16 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, for a presentation and panel discussion on work being done by citizens, organizations and the government to keep Puget Sound healthy and restore the ecosystem.
We will examine the current state of Puget Sound, personal actions that individuals can take to keep the Sound healthy, ..continue reading
Editor’s Note: This is an update from King County Wastewater Division regarding the Murray Pump Station work at Lowman Beach. As the reports are forwarded to community members, we will continue to publish them on the SWS site. This is a three-year-plus project with the deconstruction element only the first of many continuous months of heavy equipment activity.
King County’s contractor has cleared three of the buildings on the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow Control Facility site and will continue working their ..continue reading
King County Conservation District funding is available to landowners for stream and wetland habitat restoration.
The King Conservation District has a variety of programs to help landowners with aquatic areas to protect and improve the health of streams, rivers, wetlands, lakes, and ponds.
King County Conservation District provide project design, labor from the Washington Conservation Corps to remove invasive species, re-plant with natives, and three years of free maintenance and monitoring.
KCD’s services and labor are free. Landowners pay a ..continue reading
Crews will finish removing hazardous materials from all of the buildings on site at the Murray CSO Control Facility by August 24. Crews will also continue deconstructing and removing the buildings on the project site, starting from the south end of the site and working north. Crews will use trucks and containers adjacent to the project site to complete demolition activities. Removed materials will exit the area via Lincoln Park Way Southwest. This work will continue through September.
With demolition work in ..continue reading