Friends of Marymoor Park

November 28, 2018 Meeting Summary

-- see also the October 24, 2018  meeting summary

  1. Welcome and Introductions. Attendees: Greg Helland, FOMP President; Norah Robinson, King County Parks; Amy Dunn, AEG; Shane Berry, Seattle Event Solutions; Michael Hobbs, FOMP Secretary, webmaster; Laura Hall, Marymoor Community Gardeners Association, FOMP Board;

  2. CIP/Project/Facility Updates

    • Birdloop – big planting, first Saturday in December
    • Community Garden – Would like to get owl boxes for the garden.  Michael suggested Laura contact Eastside Audubon directly.  In 2018, MCGA has donated 7000 pounds of food to HopeLink!
    • Sound Transit - Parks and Sound Transit have been working together on an ongoing basis on Tree Replacement, Wetland Mitigation, Osprey nest relocation.   Nothing is different  The wetland mitigation is likely to be done in the field area a bit south of the Rowing Club access road.  Norah’s belief was that access to the mitigation site would be explicitly disallowed.  Greg believed it should be possible.  Norah will try to find out the rules.

      Norah is working with Sound Transit on just how many trees will need to be replaced.  Norah is prioritizing (1) additional trees screening the rail right-of-way, and (2) [hopefully large] trees around the mansion.  Norah would also like planting to start soon, even before trees are cut.
    • Cut-through Traffic – Until a longer-term solution is determined, increased enforcement of existing rules will be conducted.  Greg requested that additional data gathering on cut-through traffic be part of the increased enforcement effort.
    • Dudley Carter Sculptures –  In Place!  one more linseed oil treatment for each.  Norah wished for input on signage; she was suggesting a minimalist:  Piece title, year (if known), artist.  Greg suggested information going on the website.  Laura suggested an informational sign on the kiosk in the Pet Memorial Garden.
    • Other

      A Palm Warbler was seen November 25th in the Pea Patch, a new species for Marymoor Park.  [It was seen again both December 5th and 6th in the same location, but not seen again];  This is the 236th species for the park since 1994.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 23th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Barn

These notes 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, and he will endeavor to correct them.


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