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 Work Party Saturday Aug 10 2019

Summer Weeding and Some Are Not! … Come Join Us
Saturday  August 10 at 9 AM  for Weeding and Watering Fun

We will focus on keeping our restoration sites healthy by removing bindweed, burdock, reed canary grass, Himalayan blackberry cane, thistle and other invasives.

If you do not have a full 3 hours to give, drop by for as much time as you have. Look for and follow our Event sign to find the work site.

Date:  August 10 2019
Time:  9 to 12 PM
Meet:  Beside the Aqua Theater at the east end of the Small Craft Center
(5900 West Green Lake Way North))

Dress for dirty work, wear close-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water.

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


Green Lake Monitoring - August 18, 2019

Secchi Depth: 1.8 Meters (5.9 feet)
Water Temp: 23.0 degrees C (73.4 degrees F)

Lake Water Quality is monitored weekly by Jeffrey Howard at East Green Lake from the T-dock near the Green Lake Community Center. The weekly data are reported quarterly and uploaded to the King County Lakes website available here. Select “Green-1” and “View Data”. General lake information, water quality data, and reports are available here.

For continuous Green Lake Water Level and Temperature Gauge data tracked by King County, go to the King County Hydrologic Information Center website where you can search for both temperature (in C) and lake elevation. Here are instructions:
1. Click on either Water Temperature or State Only Gage to get a map of monitoring sites.
2. Click on the red dot at Green Lake.
3. Click on View Graph. (The graph is currently being updated to improve visibility.) More data selections are listed left of the graph.

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 September 24, 2019



  • Introductions
  • Green Lake Park Maintenance Activities (Colleen Hackett, Seattle Parks and Recreation)
  • Taiga Hinckley Project – Seattle Parks Feedback (Rob Zisette)
  • Green Lake Path Emergency Marker Project (Brian DeLuca)
  • Lake Water Quality Monitoring (Jeff Howard)
  • Lake Bottom and Milfoil management (Brian Murdock)
  • Treasurer’s Report (Karen Schurr)
  • Website Update (Ellen Hewitt)
  • Other Business
  • Next Meeting Topics
  • Adjourn

Hope to see you Tuesday
September 24!

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 November 22, 2019.


Meeting Minutes Are Now Online

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