February 24th, 2011 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
January 27, 2011 meeting summary
DUE TO COMPUTER PROBLEMS
these notes are woefully late and...
these notes are more incomplete and sketchy than usual.
My apologies - Michael
Norah Gaynor (King County Parks), Christina Merten (Marymoor
Community Gardener's Association), Michael Hobbs
(Eastside Audubon, FOMP Secretary, Greg Helland (FOMP President, SODA),
Barbara Dickson (neighbor), Ella Elman (EarthCorps). (this list
might not be 100% correct)
Tree Inventory and Plan:
EarthCorps inventoried the Active Zone, the Historic District,
and the Passive Zone (minus the aspen grove, snag row, mitigation ponds east of turf fields,
and Bellefields areas). They found 3903 trees.
Overstory story trees == greater than 5 inches.
Smaller are "regenerating trees", though many or most were planted.
EarthCorps will get a draft report to board before the March meeting,
and are plannign to hold a public meeting in
mid-April. The draft plan will be available on the EarthCorps website, with links from KC and
FOMP. Norah will check Clise availability for the public meeting.
Greg needs to look at FOMP matching hour requirements.
BirdLoop: New signs along Marymoor Way
should be up by March 15
Maintenance & Art Barn Renovations: Trim painting
will continue when weather permits
NE Marymoor Way Paving Work: Work order in for
extension of centerlines east. Work should be scheduled soon.
Community Gardens: A new multi-year
agreement has been reached between King County and the Marymoor
Community Gardeners Association.
Boathouse Project: A tentative construction
schedule can be found at
A planned wetland restoration work party, scheduled for Feb. 26th, ended
up being postponed due to freezing weather.
Interpretive Lot (Lot D) Improvement Ideas:
Parks is planning to move the dump and store operations, currently
occuring just east of Lot D, over to near the new maintenance buildings
in the northeast corner of the park. Norah discussed the
short-term plans for the existing Lot D site. Norah wants the area
fenced off, probably with split-rail fencing, to keep cars out of the
area. Michael suggested that a dirt pile located just to the south
of the site be used as source material to cover the mud that dominates
things currently. He suggested building a small raised viewing
platform to give views over the East Meadow and to Mt. Rainier.
This idea had broad support, as the view is the best in the park.
Moles: Norah is working with an inventor to test a live-trap
for moles that uses and electronic signal when the trap is activated.
She plans to have any trapped moles relocated across the river to the
meadow near 51st St. in Marymoor West. Areas where trapping might
occur would include grass soccer fields, the concert venue, and the
mansion west lawn.
Thursday March 24, 2011, 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
complaints about the content of these notes, they should direct them to Michael
Hobbs at email@example.com, and he will endeavor to