Join Your Neighbors for Our Last Scheduled Clean Up for 2018
October 21st from 1pm – 3pm
Friends, we would really love to have a strong showing for our last regular clean up this year. If you have been hoping to make one of the clean up efforts please make sure you don’t miss this one. If you have been one of our past participants please come back out so that we can thank you for your dedication.
We will have some raffle prizes at each station, free “Love Lake City” t-shirts (while they last) along with some light snacks and refreshments. We provide all you need to participate.
Choose from 3 locations to meet our leads and pick up goodies and supplies –
1) Lake City Library at 12501 28th Ave.
2) Lake City Mini Park at the corner of NE 125th and LCW
3) God’s Lil Acre on 12517 33rd Ave. NE
Please Join Us for Our Sunday Clean Up
Date and Time: Sunday May 20th – 1pm – 2pm
Location: Meet us at NE 137th and 32nd NE
We provide all you need to take part. This is a great way to get to know your neighbors and it feels great.
LCFF’s Biannual Clean Up Event – 1pm-3pm
Join LCFF and your Community to pick up trash on Earth Day from 1pm – 3pm. We will have three stations: Lake City Library, 125th Street Mini Park and God’s Lil Acre (33rd Avenue). Our LCFF “Clean and Safe” leads will be on hand to provide everything you need to take part. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for those taking part. This is a great event for families. If your business would like to take part we will be sure to feature you on Enjoylakecity.org.
This event launches our monthly clean up schedule. Stay tuned for future locations, dates and details.
Keep Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) in the City Budget
Lake City Neighbors – Please consider sending a letter to the Seattle City Council to support the inclusion of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) funding in the final budget. LEAD’s proven method of helping people in crisis on our streets is critical to our neighborhoods. Supported by many homeless advocates, service providers and the Seattle Police Department, “LEAD is designed to improve community health and public order by allowing officers to redirect people engaged in street-level drug possession, sales or sex work to community-based services instead of jail and prosecution whenever appropriate”.
The program is already having a profound affect in West and East Seattle and there is money allocated to expand but we need to drive the message home.
Here is a form letter you can use to send to Council: LEAD Expansion Letter
Please send your email or call council Today!
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SDOT: Maintenance for LCW Medians
Earlier this year LCFF convened a meeting with SDOT and local business owners Annie Stocker (Two Dog Yoga), Joel Calvert (All State Insurance), LC Greenway’s Monica Sweet and LC’s own Chuck Dickey to discuss the condition of the Lake City Way medians and to advocate for them to get on the maintenance schedule. While it took some time and some follow up, the medians are getting some much needed attention.
Thank you so much to Darren Morgan with SDOT for being our point person on this effort. I asked Darren to provide a little bit about the current work and what we can expect going forward. Darren offered the following;
“LCW medians are getting some TLC after a whirlwind Summer of 2017! Gary Hren, our landscape supervisor, and I are working closely together to really nail down tactics for tough arterial median locations this Fall. We are emphasizing timing and getting staffing numbers optimized to execute litter pick up, pruning, mulching and herbicide applications as efficiently as possible. Gary and I visited the medians again on Friday and actually walked one of them to take a close look at the plant conditions, mulch levels and weed populations. We agreed that the next step was to finish the pruning on the north median and use the break in weather to spot spray Autumn’s push of weed growth between desirable plants. (This happened yesterday) We also agreed that in a few weeks (after herbicide is absorbed by weeds) we will need to return to mulch areas where the desirable plant material has been lost. Longer term, we are now seriously considering bringing in new plant material to help outcompete the weeds in the bare areas (north and south of the older median which are relatively weed free due to soil compaction and tree competition). This can help improve aesthetics and further minimize herbicide use. We have not yet decided on species or quantities, but we would like to select something that is already doing well in the medians, such as heather and sword fern- but we are considering others. This last step is not yet fully planned, but I can say that we are committed to the follow up mulching by the end of November. Also, I have given direction to remove all un-permitted temporary signage in the medians when we are onsite performing maintenance.”