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!

2016_Adopt-a-street flyer

Neighborhood Greenway Improvements Open House May 2

25 04 2016

Greenway Open House


Seattle Department of Transportation is building a network of greenways and are now studying a potential route connecting Historic Ballard to the Burke-Gilman Trail. Join the conversation and attend the first of two project public meetings.

Open House #1
Monday, May 2
6-7:30 PM, Presentation at 6:30PM
Pacific Crest Montessori School
600 NW Bright St

This meeting is wheelchair accessible via the Bright Street entrance and is served by Metro bus routes 40 and 28. Para solicitar un intérprete, por favor llame al (206) 684-5189 al menos una semana antes de la reunión.

Construction of the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway along 17th Ave NW is nearly complete

There are still a few minor tasks to complete along the greenway so you may still see crews in the area. Work includes:

  • Finish sign installation and road striping
  • Make drainage repairs at the northeast corner of 17th Ave NW and NW 65th St
  • Install additional signs on 17th Ave NW at NW Market St to further clarify new traffic restrictions at this intersection
  • The US Post Office will relocate the mail drop box at NW 57th St and 17th Ave NW to the safety island
  • Seattle City Light will turn on the new signal at NW Dock Pl and Leary Ave NW

Seattle Public Utilities begins construction for the Ballard Natural Drainage project this spring.

NW 65th Street ‘Spring Clean’ Event on April 30th — West Woodland Neighbors

23 04 2016

Spring Clean is Seattle’s premier clean-up event designed to foster neighborhood pride and ownership through coordinated clean ups, street and alley sweeping, graffiti removal and neighborhood beautification activities sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities. On April 30th, join your neighbors for West Woodland’s annual Spring Clean on NW 65th Street. Meet at Cafe Bambino, 405 NW 65th Street, […]

via NW 65th Street ‘Spring Clean’ Event on April 30th — West Woodland Neighbors

Keep those Ballard Market receipts coming!

21 04 2016

The Happy Ballard Windermere Family

A big thank-you to Windermere Ballard  for saving up Ballard Market receipts for the EBCA! That big envelope of receipts you delivered to us the other day will result in a $245 donation from the Ballard Market as part of their 1% giving back to the community program!

Collecting receipts where you work is a great example of how you can make a really big impact on the East Ballard Community!  These funds will help us pay for upcoming community events, pay for watering/weeding of the median planters along 14th Ave NW and amenities for the future park.

So, keep those Ballard market receipts coming in!

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Shop at the Ballard Market and save your receipts
  2. Drop them off at Blowing Sands Glass (5805 14th Ave NW) or at a future EBCA event, like our next Adopt A Street Cleanup on May 14 from 10AM-1PM (more details to come)

It’s that easy! Start saving today to make a difference tomorrow!


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