August 26th, 2009 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
July 22, 2009 meeting summary
Norah Gaynor (King County Parks), Jack MacKinnon (Marymoor
Community Gardeners Association), Michael Hobbs (Eastside Audubon, FOMP Secretary), Barbara
Dickson (neighbor), Herb Bone (MAR/C),
Christina Merten (Marymoor Community Gardeners Association).
- CIP/Project Updates:
- Pet Garden – One gate
installed. More pending archeological survey. Artifact
discoveries may impact gate installation. Barriers and gates may
need to be attached to existing structures instead of using new posts.
- Birdloop – Boardwalk
Eastside Audubon will be leading several habitat clean-up and
enhancement projects during the Day of Caring on September 11, working
with volunteers from Microsoft. Some projects will be along Snag
Row, others in the East Meadow.
- Boathouse Project
– No update
- East Lake Sammamish Trail –
- Maintenance & Art Barn Roof
Replacement – Work scheduled for September (delayed from July). Staging will be
on the west lawn of the maintenance barn. A recycled plastic fake
"Cedar Shake" product will be used. Norah passed a sample around
and it looked very good.
- NE Marymoor Way - Road overlay
work to be done. Line painting still to be finished.
- Community Garden –
Kiosk project continuing as noted last month. New water connection
via fields 7,8,9 to increase pressure at Wash Spot and garden during
heavy watering season. Will be installed this fall. At one
point, an emergency switch to non-potable water was considered.
Christina expressed some frustrations about the communication at that
time. In discussion, it appears that changes on the MCGA side will
- Electrical Work - Some
solar parking fee stations are being converted to electric (less
maintenance, more reliable and faster service). Lights are being
added to fee stations in areas of scheduled evening use (esp. near
athletic fields near the tennis courts and velodrome). Security
light to be installed at turf soccer complex entrance. Work is in
progress - Lot B machines have been upgraded. Currently waiting on
- Garden Loosestrife Control
Project - Some spraying along the slough this week. Fish and
Wildlife Foundation turned down the grant request for 2010 - said our
project does not match their conservation priorities at this time.
Frana will look into it and let us know if further action is necessary.
I got the following note from Frana on 8/28:
As you might
recall, a few months back, KC Parks applied to Nat’l Fish and
Wildlife Foundation’s Pulling Together Initiative for a grant to
support our efforts to control garden loosestrife in Marymoor Park.
Unfortunately, we were not invited to submit a full proposal and
continue in the process.
I’m still trying
to get a hold of the NFWF folks to learn more about why we weren’t
invited to submit a full proposal, and in the meantime Marymoor
staff are going to continue the control effort in-house. We’re still
hoping to develop a base of community/volunteer support through
Eastside Audubon, Friends of Marymoor, etc, so I hope you’ll remain
engaged on some level with what’s happening. I’m guessing that
Marymoor staff will work through Friends of Marymoor’s monthly
meetings to keep everyone posted about the project’s progress, and
feel free to contact Norah Gaynor or Karl Kostal at Marymoor Park
with questions about the loosestrife control efforts.
Let me know if you
have any questions about the grant, and thanks again for your
interest and support of our application!
- Picnic Shelters - The
same roofing product as with the Maintenance & Art Barn roofs will be
used on the two picnic shelters along the road to Lot D.
- Norah relayed to Herb that the contract between
MAR/C and KC Parks has been updated in draft fashion to incorporate
comments from MAR/C. It is moving onward through Legal.
Wednesday September 23, 2009 7:00 – 9:00pm. Marymoor Art Barn.
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
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