Adopt A Street along 14th Ave NW Next Saturday

13 04 2014


Join your neighbors next Saturday for EBCA’s biannual Adopt A Street Cleanup. We’ve been cleaning up 14th Ave NW since the Fall of 2005 thanks to your help and our incredible volunteers who organize this event. Picking up trash is a lot more fun than it sounds and is something the whole family can do together. This is a great opportunity to make our neighborhood a nicer place to live. Plus you get to wear a bright colored vest!

Adopt A Street Cleanup along 14th Ave NW
Sat April 19 10am-1pm
Meet over coffee & breakfast snack at Blowing Sands Glass
5805 14th Ave NW

Tidy up 14th Ave NW & care for the planters.
Come dressed for the weather.

Stay and have lunch donated by Ballard Market
contact for more information


Groundswell NW Annual Meeting to Feature the Mayor and Local Heroes

3 04 2014

Groundswell NW invites Ballard residents to their 2014 Annual Meeting next Tuesday, April 8 from 6:30 –8:30 p.m. in the library of the Ballard Landmark (5433 Leary Ave NW).

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will be the featured speaker at the free, public event that is set to discuss future funding of Seattle’s parks system, including the proposal for a Metropolitan Parks District. The meeting will also feature other hot topics including the Missing Link and Neighborhood Greenways.

At the meeting Groundswell NW will also present its “Local Heroes” awards, which recognize individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to parks and open space in Ballard. Groundswell NW’s major 2014 initiative to update the Ballard Open Space Plan will also be discussed.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for an open house and Mayor Murray will begin speaking shortly after 7 p.m.

Click here to find out more about the event.

Ballard Corners Park Work Party this Saturday

24 03 2014

The Friends of Ballard Corner’s Park (17th Ave NW & NW 63rd St) invite you to a work party this Saturday, March 29th from 9am-2pm, rain or shine.

They’ll be preparing plants for spring, weeding, spreading wood chip mulch, and cleaning up debris. Many hands make light (and lighthearted!) work! Some tools and refreshments will be provided. If you have your own gloves and tools please bring them.

Any questions, please contact Gabriella: or (206) 782-3238. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Ballard Neighborhood Greenways Open House Tomorrow

24 03 2014


The Ballard Greenways folks are seeking your input at tomorrow night’s meeting to evaluate a potential north-south route through Ballard along NW 16th, 17th or 18th Avenues NW from Salmon Bay to Soundview Playfield. Come learn more and provide your input. Check out the City’s site here, for more details. If you can’t attend, but still want to provide input, you can contact these folks:

Emily Ehlers, Project Manager at or (206) 684-8264
Dawn Schellenberg, Community Engagement Liaison at or (206) 684-5189


Get Prepared at March 6 SNAP Meeting

28 02 2014


Pics of East Ballard Rain Gardens Salmon Signs

17 11 2013

Thank-you to our volunteers who helped Cari Simson assemble and place the student-created salmon-inspired signs along 11th Ave NW yesterday. These signs follow along the creek that runs under the street where salmon used to swim. Be sure to take a stroll along 11th between NW 65th and Market to admire the fish and read the back for information about the East Ballard Rain Gardens Project.

Join us this Saturday to install salmon-inspired art in the neighborhood

14 11 2013

As part of the ongoing East Ballard roadside rain gardens project, the folks at Antioch University have teamed up with India Carslon’s students at the Ballard High School to create salmon-inspired painted signs to be installed in the planting strips along 11th Ave NW between NW 65th and Market St that follow the route of the creek that flows under the street.

If you’re interested in learning more about these discoveries and just need a good excuse to get outside and spend time with neighbors, join us:

East Ballard roadside rain gardens art installation walk
Saturday 11/16 2pm (or 1pm if you want to help assemble the signs)
Meet at the Ballard High School Greenhouses on 15th Ave NW just north of NW 65th.
We’ll walk from there with the Salmon signs to 11th to begin installation. Got a rubber mallet or a wagon to help carry the signs, please bring! contact Cari Simpson for more information.


Get RainWise at Free Workshop Nov 4

3 11 2013

Sustainable Ballard is hosting a free workshop tomorrow Nov 4 at the Ballard Library to share information about RainWise Rebates – a City of Seattle & King County program that will pay up to 100% rebate for rain gardens and cisterns on your property.

Rebates through RainWise program just recently opened up for residents in the East Ballard neighborhood! To see if you’re eligible for RainWise rebates, just plug in your address at the RainWise website and show up at this free workshop on Monday to learn more!

When:  Mon, 11/04
Time:  6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Ballard Public Library, 5614 – 22nd Ave NW
Contact:  Jenny Heins,

At this workshop, you’ll:

  • learn how rain gardens and cisterns help manage storm water and protect Puget Sound.
  • hear from property owners who have already taken advantage of this great program.
  • meet RainWise-trained contractors who can create beautiful rain gardens and cistern installations and walk you through the whole process.
  • see a variety of examples of RainWise installations. RainWise might even be able to help you with a wet basement!

Ballard Corners Park Work Party this Saturday

1 11 2013

Gabriella Moller, one of Ballard Corners Park’s most dedicated neighborhood volunteers credited for keeping this Park so beautifully landscaped and cared for, is inviting us to join her this Saturday for a Fall Work Party at Ballard Corners Park. How could we so no?

Please join us for a work party at Ballard Corners Park (17th Ave NW & NW 63rd Street) this Saturday, November, 2nd from 9am-2pm, rain or shine. 

We’ll be weeding, pruning, spreading wood chip mulch, and cleaning up debris.  Many hands make light (and lighthearted!) work!  We look forward to seeing you there.  Some tools and refreshments will be provided.  If you have your own gloves and tools please bring them.  Any questions, please contact Gabriella: or (206) 782-3238.  

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!



Show your support for East Ballard’s neighborhood band, “Seeing Blind”

13 10 2013

If you’ve attend EBCA’s August Night Out the past 2 years, you may remember the band “Seeing Blind” performing in the street just outside their home or you may hear them sometimes practicing as you walk through the neighborhood. This duo, Melissa on vocals and guitar, Jessika on cello, are a hard working, hard hard rocking group and a great asset to our creative community.

Seeing Blind has recently been selected as semi-finalists for the 2013 Seattle Wave Radio Challenge with over $16,000 in prizes, plus a chance to Play It Forward 2014.

There is something in it for the fans, too! WIN 4 VIP TICKETS to the live finale at The Hard Rock on Saturday Nov. 16th plus a $50 GIFT CARD from the Hard Rock!

The band is asking for fans to help them win by following 2 easy steps:

  1. On WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16th, between 8:00 & 8:45pm Seeing Blind’s music will be played on SEATTLE WAVE RADIOLISTEN from your computer here: You can also listen from your mobile device by downloading the Android or iPhone mobile app here:
  2. VOTE! go to  (you can also log on and vote from your mobile device). YOU MUST LIKE THE PAGE BEFORE YOU VOTE. 

The 4 FINALISTS will be announced on Thursday Oct 17th! Good Luck Melissa and Jessika!


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