August 25th, 2011 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
July 28, 2011 meeting summary
Welcome and Introductions - Norah
Gaynor, King County Parks; Herb Bone, FOMP board, MAR/C;
Greg Helland, FOMP President, SODA; Christina Merten, FOMP board, MCGA
Day of Caring Tree Planting Projects - FOMP Priorities?
Scheduled for Friday, September 16th
Approximately 35 Volunteers expected
Two other groups have expressed an
interest in tree planting projects d. Norah is interested in directing
efforts towards the historic area and the entrance area e. Christina
volunteered to review the EarthCorps report and develop direction and
guidance for planting projects. The results will be discussed at the
next FOMP meeting, and priorities will be identified.
Concessions – New food (Indian inspired)
concession near Velodrome tomorrow or Saturday a. Opening was slightly
delayed due as a result of the space renovations.
Birdloop – Some GPS done to map field and
trail. No resolution yet.
i. Trail on east side of meadow
encroaches on safety zone for the RC field.
ii. Board agreed that the trail needs to
be moved outside the safety zone. Since the trail only exists because of
mowing, it may be appropriate to stop mowing and allow the trail to
Garden Loosestrife Control Project –
Survey of treated area was done a couple of weeks ago. Additional test plots
in the works as part of UW study with Noxious Weeds personnel. Next round of
spraying test area starts next week.
Community Garden – Compost/mulch bins
will be installed in next few weeks.
Boathouse Project – No news.
Lake Sammamish Trail – Redmond section closed. Construction on parking lot
and trail in progress.
Interpretive Lot (Lot G) Improvements – No news.
Paved Path Improvements – grounds crew will pack soil on shoulders and
seed to reduce “curb” effect some areas have now.
North Playground –
Improvements scheduled for late September 2011. Some updates/ repairs to
existing. Possible addition of tot section and adult fitness equipment if
funds allow. Improved accessibility. Design draft should be available for
review soon. I will send out via email.
The regular meeting date was
changed to accommodate Christina’s class schedule. The class has finished.
The revised date also presents a regular conflict for Herb. It was agreed to
move the regular meeting date back to the original schedule: 4th Wednesday
of each month.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 7 PM, Art Barn.
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