Monthly Archive: March 2014

Minutes for March 25, 2014 Meeting

Meeting Summary
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7:00-9:00 PM
The Hearthstone, 6720 East Green Lake Way N
Board Room

Recorder: Davis Patterson

Karen SchurrSteve RubstelloRob ZisetteGayle GarmanEllen HewittRichard FlemingBrian DeLucaTom Schubert


Announcements – Karen

  • Free admission to Park volunteers to a variety of venues around Puget Sound, April 1-6
    • See email Karen sent this week with attachment. If anyone else is interested, contact Karen.
  • King County Lake Monitor Training, April 26

How to fill president’s office.
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Shoreline Work Party at NE Green Lake Site – Volunteers Needed!

You’re Invited! Get on your boots and work clothes and join us as we clean up the blackberry, weeds and other non-native invaders in the habitat restoration site on the East side of the lake Saturday March 29 from 9 AM – 12 PM. Click here for directions and more.

We’ll be at the East Green Lake reclamation site FOGL planted several years ago to do cleanup and remove non-native volunteers.

Dress for the weather! It may be rainy. We’ll be attacking the blackberry so dress in rough clothes and shoes or boots. Bring work gloves if you have them. We’ll check out some hand tools for the project. Bring your own tools if you have favorites. There’ll be a sign-in sheet. A few hours of labor should remove the invasives and protect the wild roses, salal, flowering red currants, and other native plants. Children are welcome when they are brought by their parents.

Questions? Garet Munger 206-524-4326. If you are pretty sure you can come, email Garet, at You are also welcome to just show up.

Don’t miss this chance to get outdoors and have some fun while doing a big favor for birds and wildlife at Green Lake. It is important work. Restoring dense vegetation along the shoreline encourages the birds to again raise their chicks on our urban lake, and provides spring flowers for nectar-loving hummingbirds and later in the season, berries for foraging songbirds.

Friends of Green Lake is an association of volunteers whose mission is “to ensure a healthy lake for wildlife and recreation”. FOGL only exists because of volunteers.

FOGL has IRS approved tax-exempt status for environmental, scientific and educational activities. Photos courtesy of Mickey and Karen Schurr and Garet Munger.

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