November 15th, 2006 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
October25, 2006 meeting summary
Norah Gaynor (KC Parks), Jack MacKinnon
(Marymoor Community Gardens Association), Michael Hobbs (East Lake
Washington Audubon, FOMP Secretary), Herb Bone (Model Airplane Club,
FOMP Board), Greg Helland (SODA, FOMP President), Christina Merten
(Marymoor Community Gardens Association, FOMP Board)
- All Weather Soccer Fields
are open and are solidly booked from after school to 10:30 p.m. weekdays and
all day weekends. Fields are very successful at keeping drained even during
this weather. Netting, field numbers, signage, and some of the entry areas
still need to be completed (but hampered by weather). Typically youth are
scheduled before 7:00 p.m. weekdays, with adult play from 7:00-10:30 p.m.
Generating significantly more revenue than the old fields.
- Reflexology Path - Open.
- Birdloop - Work parties are
continuing, removing Scott's Broom, Blackberries, English Ivy
- All-weather turf baseball infield
for Field #1 - estimates came in; funding is insufficient right
now. Norah is pushing to have this done by March.
- Dog Wash facility - Waiting
on final signatures on agreement, and then things can proceed immediately
- Tree Replacement Plan -
Greg got some references at the College of Forest Resources and Michael also
got a reference at South Seattle Community College, with the idea of getting
students involved in designing a tree-replacement plan. $8000 is still
available in the 2006 budget for trees at Marymoor.
Request for Ideas and Proposals:
Combined Fund Drive:
Community Gardeners - Chinook Book Sales:
Christine is working to get FOMP listed on the Washington State
Combined Fund Drive, which would allow any state employee to
contribute to FOMP. Listing seems to require a charitable
solicitation number, which FOMP is elligible to get, but which FOMP
should be exempt from being required to get. Confusion. Christine
will try to navigate the maze of forms.
Purchasing a Chinook Book through the Community Gardeners
Association generates a $10 donation to MCGA per book. Chinook
Books can also be purchased directly on-line, but that costs you an
additional $2, and sends only $5 to MCGA.
Community Gardeners Grant Reimbursment:
Food bank plots generated 3886 lbs. of food for donation in 2006. The
goal for 2007 is 5000 lbs., using an additional 2 plots which will be
used to grow potatoes.
Jack complained about how hard it was to get workers to help with the
Food Bank plots. Suggestions were offered to approach the Redmond
Senior Center and local Assisted Living facilities. It could make a
great Seniors outing.
Jack submitted a request for reimbursement to the tune of $2900, from
the previous FOMP grant. Greg and Michael wrote a check.
Current flooding is close to the levels of January. The slough gauge
reads 6 feet as of this morning; in January the level reached at least
6' 6". Much of the interior dog meadow
January 24, 2007 .
These notes were made by Michael Hobbs, and they do not constitute an official record of the
meeting. They may have inaccuracies and omissions. If anyone has any
complaints about the content of these notes, they should direct them to Michael
Hobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will endeavor to