Thanks for helping us clean up 14th!

20 04 2014

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It started out as a beautiful morning and our 17 volunteers got off to a quick start, splitting off duties between picking up trash and cleaning out the memorial median and adjoining rain gardens. Thanks to the Ballard Market, we were fueled well with fresh coffee, bagels, cream cheese and lunch meats. Sam, one of our volunteers even brought us a fresh plate of snickerdoodles and brownies (Yum!). Thanks to our many years now of keeping 14th clean, our volunteers reported a very light load this year (even south of Market St). Thanks to all the rain, the weed count made up for the lack of  trash! Dave failed to get his weed eater to work, so we had to leave the medians for a later date. If anyone out there has a gas powered weed eater and some time on their hands, please feel free to attack those median weeds between NW 59th and 63rd! Thanks for a great time and even after the rain started coming down hard, folks stuck around to finish up their jobs and we all huddled under the tent to chat and eat cookies! What a great bunch of neighbors! Thank-you and mark your calendar for Oct 18 when we plan to do it all over again.

Check out our Flickr page for the rest of the pics from the day.

 





Adopt A Street along 14th Ave NW Next Saturday

13 04 2014

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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 eastballard@gmail.com 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: gabriella@seanet.com 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 Emily.Ehlers@Seattle.gov or (206) 684-8264
Dawn Schellenberg, Community Engagement Liaison at Dawn.Schellenberg@Seattle.gov or (206) 684-5189

 





Get Prepared at March 6 SNAP Meeting

28 02 2014

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Pics of East Ballard Rain Gardens Salmon Signs

17 11 2013
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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.

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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, jenny@sustainableballard.org

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: gabriella@seanet.com or (206) 782-3238.  

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Thanks,

Gabriella








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