$300,000 Available for King Conservation District-Seattle Community Grants

Applications are due June 28th   Learn more at SPU Seattle.gov: King Conservation District – Seattle Community Partnership Grant. The 2013 application, review and schedule information are available on the KCD website. Note that there is a specific application for Seattle.  

Roads and Runoff — April 25 7:15PM

Join us at Meadowbrook Community Center, Thursday April 25, 7:15PM at 10517 35th Avenue Northeast,Seattle, Map Repaving 125th Street 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 […]

Stormwater Runoff Goals Proposed

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 […]

New Northgate Runoff Estimates from Sound Transit extension

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. We now have an answer to our question about the changes in area of impervious surface at the site.  Here it is, in a nutshell: Net decrease in Pollution […]

Tree Ordinance Proposal

New Street Tree Ordinance for Seattle:  Seattle’s street tree ordinance, which applies to all trees in public places, is being updated for the first time in 50 years.  On Wednesday, March 27th, at 9:30am, the new proposal will be presented to the City Council Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee.  Here is the link for the proposal.  Public […]