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Panel to discuss Cheasty Greenspace mountain bike project 7/12

The Seattle Neighborhood Coalition is hosting a panel discussion this Saturday, July 12 at 9 a.m. on the proposed mountain bike pilot project in Cheasty Greenspace.  The panel will include Mark Mead from Seattle Parks and Recreation, proposal proponent Jay Gairson and opponent Patricia Naumann, natural areas expert Ruth Williams, and former Parks Board member John Barber.

The SNC meets on the second Saturday of each month at The Central, located at 500 30th Ave. S. in the Leschi neighborhood in the Central District. The Central is one block south of South Jackson Street and the #14 Metro bus.

This is a breakfast meeting (complete rotating buffet and beverages, $12 or $5 for beverage service), with the first 30 minutes focused on networking and engagement with fellow activists.  This is followed by a speaker’s presentation and up to an hour of lively Q&A.

Read more at the Seattle Neighborhood Coalition website.

Cheasty Greenspace, PacMed Tower, skateable art sculpture, and Board Elections on NBHC agenda

There will be an open house for the Cheasty Greenspace tonight (Tuesday, June 3), at the Beacon Hill library from 6:10 to 6:50.  There will be photographs of the Cheasty forest featuring native plant and tree species, birds, maps from the Seattle Parks Department “Cheasty Greenspace Vegetation Management Plan,” information on Cheasty wildlife and history, and lively discussion about the future of South Seattle’s own Cheasty Greenspace Forest.  Mark Mead from the Seattle Parks Department will be on hand to give an update and answer questions during the regular North Beacon Hill Council meeting starting at 7 p.m.
Also on display will be images of the skateable sculpture by artist C.J Rench that will be installed at the north end of Jefferson Park later this month.  More info on the project can be found on the project page at the DPR website.

Full NBHC Agenda:
  • 7:00-7:05   Introductions, Greater Duwamish District Council and Department of Neighborhood updates
  • 7:05-7:20   Happening on the Hill—community calendar and construction updates: there’s a lot going on this summer! SPL librarians will be on hand to share news about the July 12 Anniversary Celebration of our branch! TEN YEARS!
  •  7:20-7:35   NBHC board nominees: brief presentations from those interested in running for a two year position on the NBHC board; bylaws available for review if desired
  •  7:35-7:55   Pacific Tower and Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority
  •  7:55-8:20  Cheasty Greenspace update: Seattle Parks Department Urban Forester Mark Mead 
  • 8:20-8:25   Board elections (if you’ve attended one meeting in the past calendar year, you’re a voting member)
  •  8:25-8:30  Old/New business
  •  8:30-8:55  NBHC Board meets in Beacon Hill Resource Center (open to the public)

Cheasty/Mt. View volunteers needed tomorrow

Volunteers are wanted this Saturday, October 5, at the Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View work party, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Volunteers will be removing blackberry and ivy vines east of the Angeline Trail Head.

All you need to bring is yourself, your sturdy shoes, warm clothes, water to drink, and a treat to share. Volunteers should meet at 2809 S. Alaska Place 98108 starting at 9:45 a.m.

In other Greenspace news, the Cheasty/Mt. View group applied for an Opportunity Fund grant, but their proposal for a mountain bike path was not selected because of rules banning off-road bicycles in parks. The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will meet next Thursday, October 10, to discuss and vote on an update to the Bicycle Use Policy that would allow the projects like the Greenspace project to happen.

Neighbors are invited to attend and express their opinions at the meeting starting at 6:30 p.m, October 10, at 100 Dexter Ave. N. in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room.

Help restore Beacon Hill parks on Green Seattle Day

All are invited to help restore some of our local parks at the 8th Annual Green Seattle Day, Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs in 17 city parks, including Beacon Hill’s Lewis Park and the Cheasty Greenspace at Mountain View.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Find out more and register to participate at the website: Lewis Park and Cheasty Greenspace.

Volunteers should dress in layers and wear clothing that can (and probably will) get dirty. Bring a water bottle, lunch and rain gear. Gloves and tools will be provided.


Volunteers wanted for Green Seattle Day at Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View

The Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View is a host site for the upcoming Green Seattle Day on Saturday, November 3. Neighbors and friends of the Greenspace are invited to participate in this special volunteer event.

According to the Friends of Cheasty Greenspace,

“We have over 800 native plants, shrubs and trees that need to be planted to transform the Angeline Entrance, our gateway into the park. We will also be completing the Columbian Way Link; if you like robust trail building work, this is for you!”

Volunteers should meet at 9:45 a.m. Saturday morning at 2809 S. Alaska Place, one block west of the Columbia City Link station. The work party will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with a noon break for lunch. Tools and gloves are provided; please bring your own lunch, water, and a snack for the community snack table.

Find out more here.

Friends of Cheasty Greenspace need volunteers to build trail

The Friends of Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View are having a trail-building work party this Saturday, September 1 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. All interested neighbors are invited to pitch in to help build the new woodland trail.

Volunteers should meet at 2809 S. Alaska Place, one block west of Columbia City Station. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m.

Bring your own water and water bottle, sturdy shoes and layered work clothes. Gloves and tools will be provided for your use. Shared snacks are welcome.

Volunteers wanted Saturday for Ridge Trail work

The Friends of Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View invite you to a community work party this Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. until noon. Volunteers are needed to lay surface gravel on the Ridge Trail. The trail is eventually intended to serve both as a commuter route to Columbia City Station and as access to the recreational Hazelnut Loop.

If you’d like to help, meet at 9:45 a.m. at 2809 S. Alaska Pl., one block west of Columbia City Station. Gloves and tools will be provided but please wear sturdy shoes and work clothes and bring your own water. Shared snacks are welcomed.

Cheasty Greenspace needs bucket brigade, bike park supporters

Will we see trails like this in Cheasty Greenspace someday? Photo by Explore The Bruce via Creative Commons/Flickr.

The Friends of Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View have posted a plea for major volunteer help on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. until noon. A “bucket brigade” is needed to help surface the Ridge Trail with gravel.

If you are able to help, meet the group at 2809 S. Alaska Pl. Tools and gloves will be provided, but volunteers should bring water and perhaps snacks to share.

In other Cheasty Greenspace news, a group of neighbors are working together to create an Opportunity Fund proposal to build a multi-use trail system (including mountain bike trails) in the north part of the Greenspace. Find out more at the Beacon Bike Park website.

Volunteers wanted to help out in local parks

Two Beacon Hill parks are part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service volunteer activities this weekend through EarthCorps, the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Green Seattle Partnership. Volunteers will work at Dearborn Park and Jose Rizal Park, doing a variety of service tasks including maintenance, planting of trees and ground cover, invasive plant removal, wood chip application, and more.

The following Saturday, January 21, EarthCorps is organizing another volunteer event on Beacon Hill at the Cheasty Greenspace.

To be part of any of these volunteer events, read more and sign up at the links below: