Meadowbrook Community Council

Supporting community spirit and creating a connected environment in NE Seattle's Meadowbrook community and surrounding neighborhoods.

MEADOWBROOK POND IS NOW CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE PROJECT

Message From Jonathan Brown of Seattle Public UtilitiesSeal of the City of Seattle

Dear Community Member,

We have kept the Meadowbrook Pond open as long as possible while we worked with the contractor to finalize pre-construction activities.

As of July 30, the Meadowbrook Pond will be closed for about 3 months so SPU contractor crews can remove accumulated sediment from the pond. Typical work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with possible evening and weekend work.

The perimeter path along 39th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 105th Street will remain open with intermittent disruption to allow for vehicle crossing. In addition, we worked with the contractor to also provide access to the footbridge via the path off 35th Avenue N.E. However, the rest of the site will be closed throughout much of construction for safety and security reasons.

We are continuing to work with our Urban Ecosystems team to monitor wildlife on the site. Last week, an SPU biologist marked the location of a green heron nest and coordinated with Washington State Fish and Wildlife to develop guidance for the construction team on ways to avoid impacting the area around the nest.

I will share updates throughout construction via this email list and the (project website). Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we perform this necessary maintenance work.

Regards,
Jonathan Brown
Project Manager
Seattle Public Utilities
jonathan.brown@seattle.gov

Meadowbrook Pond Work Party

Meadowbrook Pond Work Party
Saturday, February 20
10 am – 12 pm

Meet at the trail entrance to the pond on 39th Ave NE, north of 105th St
RSVP Here

Come explore this beautiful bird-watching and community gathering area while helping improve the ecosystem. We will be removing blackberries and other weeds to create a healthier, more resilient forest. Some tools will be provided. Dress for the weather, wear closed toe shoes, and bring gloves, wheelbarrows, tarps, shovels, and loppers.

Meadowbrook Community Meeting-Mark your Calendars

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

In addition, updates and reports on the following will be discussed:

  1. Lake City Way Safety project: 24th ave design issues
  2. Community Garden and Orchards: current status (harvest pounds to food bank and others), and a neighbor’s complaint
  3. Resubmittal of 105th and 35th crossing improvement proposal at NDC for securing Neighborhood Parks and Street funds
  4. Summary of Park’s Dept. new Superintendent, Jesus Aguirre, status and direction of Parks
  5. Developer’s plans for property on eastside of LCW at 105th
  6. Public Safety: (Aundie Collison)

for more information click here.

Thornton Creek Confluence Project – March 19, 2015

Thornton Creek Confluence Project – March 19, 2015
From Emily Reardon

On Saturday, March 21st, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) crews will be installing wood fencing on SPU property at two locations to protect the new plantings at the Thornton Creek Confluence floodplain. Fencing will be placed on either side of the 35th Ave NE bridge on the east side of the roadway and around the new cul-de-sac on 36th Ave NE. Hundreds of new plants and trees were installed as part of the Thornton Creek Confluence project and the new vegetation provides benefits to downstream stream-side properties and improves habitat for biological communities within the creek. The intent of the fencing is to protect the new plantings until they are well-established by discouraging foot traffic from the restoration area. The fences will remain for up to three years or until the plants successfully provide a natural barrier.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our post-construction communications survey. We appreciate your input and continued interest throughout construction of the project.

For questions about maintenance of the Thornton Creek Confluence floodplain, please contact Deb Heiden at 206-386-1802 or deb.heiden@seattle.gov.

Thornton Creek Pollution Study/Results

Fecal pollution in Thornton Creek: What’s next?

Seattle Public Utilities has been studying this issue for more than two years. What have they found, what have they corrected, and what are the considerations moving forward? How can we help? Thornton Creek Alliance is sponsoring this meeting with City staff and scientists. More details coming soon. Save the date!

When: Thursday, February 26, from 7:15 to 9 p.m.

Where: Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Avenue Northeast
Meeting is free and open to the public.

www.thornton-creek-alliance.org

www.facebook.com/Thornton.Creek.Alliance