An awesome turnout for last Saturday’s Adopt A Street Cleanup

16 05 2016

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We had a great turnout for Adopt A Street Cleanup along 14th Ave NW last Saturday. Even though the weather was iffy, we had 28 volunteers walk along 14th Ave NW between NW 65th all the way to Shilshole Ave and collect 13 bags of trash, 23 bags of yard waste and 1 lawn mower engine! Plucky neighbors also got out the shears and pruned down the shrubs in the median south of NW 58th to improve visibility. Many of the shrubs in the planters north of 58th were pruned as well. All this accomplished in just 3 hours!


Check out the pics in our Flickr album to see all the fun we had! Be sure to click on the individual photos to read the captions. Thank-you neighbors and we’re looking forward to seeing you again in October for our next Adopt A Street Clean up event!

17th of May Festival Syttende Mai — West Woodland, Ballard

12 05 2016

Next Tuesday is Ballard’s popular celebration of Syttende Mai [Soot-n-duh My] 17th of May Festival for Norway Constitution Day. Syttende Mai has been celebrated in Ballard since 1889, and the annual event is one of the largest 17th of May celebrations outside of Norway. List of Events & Venues: Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street Free […]

via 17th of May Festival Syttende Mai — West Woodland, Ballard

Join us for Adopt A Street Clean up along 14th Ave NW this Saturday

10 05 2016

Tell your neighbors and Friends! See ya this Saturday 10am-1pm for Adopt A Street Clean up along 14th Ave NW. Meet us at Blowing Sands Glass (corner of 14th Ave NW and NW 58th St), meet your neighbors over a cup of coffee and help clean up your neighborhood!

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GiveBig today to support EBCA

3 05 2016

The Seattle Foundation has organized the biggest-ever “day of giving” called giveBIG to raise money for local nonprofits. We’re asking you to giveBIG TODAY to support EBCA’s mentor organization and nonprofit fiscal sponsorGroundswell NW.

Your tax-deductible donation to Groundswell NW through Seattle Foundation’s giveBIG event today will support Groundswell NW’s mission to empower NW Seattle to create, activate and care for parks, open space and habit. Supporting Groundswell NW today will enable them to continue providing mentorship, fiscal support and advocacy for community groups like the EBCA.

All contributions to Groundswell NW will be matched proportionally during this 24 hour period – in other words, the more friends and supporters like you who give to Groundswell NW, the more The Seattle Foundation will stretch those gifts from their own GiveBIG pool, increasing the impact of every donation made today (May 3).

Please show your support for the East Ballard Community Association and Groundswell NW today!

Jane’s Walk Habitat Crawl – Saturday May 7

2 05 2016


Join Groundswell NW this Saturday, May 7 from 10AM-11:30AM for a leisurely Jane’s Walk tour through the West Woodland/East Ballard neighborhood. Jan Satterthwaite, landscape architect and Groundswell NW board member will guide you on a walking journey through NW Seattle, looking at how the built and natural environment shapes the experience of wildlife and people sharing our neighborhoods. Together, you will discover unique local plants of use for wildlife and share wildlife experience stories. The tour will start at the West Woodland Elementary (5601 4th Ave NW) playground rain garden. From there  you will walk approximately 4 blocks to the East Ballard rain gardens on 11th Ave NW/NW 57th St. From there you will walk about 12 blocks to the 11th Ave NW Street End Park and then circle back to West Woodland Elementary. The grade is flat most of the way, so the habitat crawl should be easy for most salamander and small mammal-types.

For more information about this walk and more happening throughout Seattle during the weekend, check out the official Jane’s Walk site at:

West Woodland Bike Rodeo Today at 1 PM

1 05 2016

Kick Off Bike to School Month with the West Woodland Bike Rodeo on Sunday May 1st from 1:00 pm – 4:00pm. Event is open to ALL neighborhood kids! May is National Bike Month and Bike to School Month! Bike month is a month-long event designed to encourage people of all ages across the country […]

via West Woodland Bike Rodeo! — West Woodland, Ballard

Mark your calendar for Adopt A Street Cleanup along 14th Ave NW on Sat May 14

1 05 2016

Join your neighbors on Saturday May 14 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 brightly colored EBCA logo vest! We’re looking forward to seeing you Saturday May 14 from 10am-1pm at the corner of 14th Ave NW and NW 58th at Blowing Sands Glass. Coffee and treats from Ballard Market will be on hand to keep you well-fueled!

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