Restoring Seattle and Shoreline's largest watershed (web site under construction)
Join us at Meadowbrook Community Center, Thursday April 25, 7:15PM at 10517 35th Avenue Northeast,Seattle, Map
Art Brochet of Seattle Department of Transportation will speak about the repaving of 125th NE that is expected this year. Here is the link for the project. This could include some of Sand Point Way, and will not involve changing the number of lanes. Alll of the work is in the Thornton Creek watershed, and crosses the North Fork at 24th Avenue NE.
Seattle Public Utilities will be sending us a speaker on the subject of Mayor McGinn’s new stormwater goals. Background here
Rainwater from streets and roofs is a large contributor of pollutants that flow into Thornton Creek (car washing, leaking oil, pet wastes). The Mayor’s plan for increased capture and cleaning of stormwater could improve our creek, now considered the most polluted in Seattle.
Review with the Board the proposed projects for the next 12 months
The positions below are for two years, and members of TCA will be asked to make additional nominations, and then vote.
The Nominating Committee recommends:
Membership VP: Chuck Dolan
Program VP: Judy Olson
Treasurer: Gary Olson
Board Members-at-Large: Frank Backus, Mary Lee Backus, Keith Dekker, Brad Johnson, Jeff Laufle
Do come join your neighbors for inspiration, free refreshments and informative literature, Thornton Creek is our responsibility, and our treasure.
New Water Run-off Strategies for Seattle!
Mayor McGinn has announced a new goal of managing 700 million gallons of stormwater annually with green stormwater infrastructure, by the year 2025. Rain-Gardens and Bio-Swales could be the major implementation.
The green stormwater goal will be achieved through a combination of City-led projects on public land, code-triggered private sector investments, and voluntary actions on private property. This represents about a six-fold increase over the amount of stormwater Seattle currently manages with green infrastructure.
You can read more about it here.
Northgate Sound Transit Station:
The massive project at Northgate to add Sound Transit and a parking garage and other buildings will have a serious effect on Thornton Creek.
New Street Tree Ordinance for Seattle: