Donate to Friends of Green Lake in Memory of Taiga Brant Hinckley

The Hinckley-Jardine family invites you to consider making a donation to Friends of Green Lake in memory of their brother and son, Taiga Hinckley. Taiga was a junior at The Evergreen State College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree, and spent his summers working at the Green Lake Boathouse. One of his favorite activities was kayaking and spending time on the lake, and he was a beloved fixture in the neighborhood. Please visit the family’s GoFundMe page here to make a donation and help secure a healthy Green Lake for generations to come.

Green Lake Stewards - Green Lake Work Party - March 16, 2019

Come Join Us … It’s Planting Day at the
Green Lake Work Party Saturday March 16 at 12 Noon

Last month, members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity helped clear ground of invasive blackberry roots for new native plants.

Planting Day!
March 16, 2019
Time: Noon to 3PM
Meet: East End of the Small Craft Center Docks
(near the old Aqua Theater and the Pitch and Putt Golf Course)

Different day of the month and different time because we will be planting this month.  We have about 60 bareroot plants being donated by the Seattle Parks Department to plant in the ground.

This will be muddy work.  Dress for possibly chilly weather.  Wear close-toed shoes. Bring a bottle of water.

Can you make it?
RSVP at 
or go to the Green Seattle Partnership website to sign up:
Questions? Rob Hutcheson at 206 854-1654

Green Lake Monitoring - March 17, 2019

Secchi Depth: 3.4 Meters (11.2 feet)
Water Temp: 8.8degrees C (47.8 degrees F)

Monitored at East Green Lake by Jeffrey Howard. The sample was taken from the T-dock near the Green Lake Community Center. Jeff will continue sampling weekly from the same site and also report the data quarterly to King County using their format.

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, the King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County, including Green Lake. To go to the King County Lake Information Page for Green Lake, click here. Choose “Green Lake-1”.

Green Lake Park Users Helping the To Do List Get Done!

At the Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) meeting on January 26, 2016, FOGL was joined by several staff from the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation (SDPR).  At the conclusion of the meeting it was suggested by SDPR that FOGL prepare a list of items we felt should be addressed in the Park.

Alder tree growing between blocks of the shoreline wall on east shoreline.

The To Do List identifies issues or problems, provides location information if appropriate, and suggests possible corrective measures. Where possible, one or two photographs are included to illustrate the issue/problem.

Very high steps at West Beach

FOGL hopes that the “To Do” List will stimulate discussions about the needs of Green Lake Park and we hope to participate in these discussions. We expect other Park users will join in these discussions.

Agenda for Friends of Green Lake Meeting - January 22, 2019



  • Introductions
  • Green Lake Path Emergency Marker Project (Rob Zisette)
  • Living Water Cities: A Vision –  Inspirational Floating Wetlands
  • Taiga Hinckley memorial project (Rob Zisette)
  • Scuba Bridge to Duck Island Project Concept (Dick Eitel)
  • Lake water quality monitoring (Jeff Howard)
  • Lake level monitoring (Rob Zisette)
  • Treasurer’s report (Karen Schurr)
  • Website Update (Ellen Hewitt)
  • Other Business
  • Next Meeting Topics
  • Adjourn

Hope to see you Tuesday January 22!
We are meeting in the board room at The Hearthstone, 6720 E. Green Lake Way North, from 7 – 9:00 PM.

Next meeting will be on March 26, 2019.


Meeting Minutes Are Now Online

Minutes for previous meetings are being posted in the blog, retroactively. Click here for a minutes-only archive.