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Minutes for July 25, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday July 25, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanEllen HewittGina HarmonPeter NestingenGaret MungerGene WilliamsKate McNaughtonBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

Rob Z began with discussion of his study to install, in a vandalism resistant manner, a float gauge to monitor and report lake levels over time. This would be at the Meridian Avenue N drain box along the North shoreline. The gauge and its associated equipment would measure and record data over time to assess seasonal weather effect and also the impacts of major constructions sites near the park, as their underground portions alter the natural water table’s input to the lake. Much of the water at those sites, formerly migrating to the lake, is now shunted to municipal drainage as a condition of construction. Financial resources to buy, install, maintain, and analyze the output have not been established. Rob noted if it were Seattle City funds, they would likely be under Seattle Public Utilities budget. Related suggestions discussed were: Read More »

Agenda for FOGL Meeting July 25, 2017

Join us Tues. July 25, 7 p.m.

in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Proposal to install a Continuous Lake Level Gauge – Rob Zisette
  • Treasurer’s Report – Gayle Garman
  • To-Do List Walk with Parks Department June 15 – Richard Fleming
  • To-Do List Walk with Parks Department June 15 – Gayle Garman
  • To-Do List Walk with Parks Department June 15 – Karen Schurr
  • Utilities for Coffee Stand at Boat Rental Dock – Brian DeLuca
  • Grant Application – Emergency Locator System for Path – Brian DeLuca
  • Removal of Concrete Pad near Community Center – Richard Fleming
  • Tree Cutting for Safety of Park Users – Karen
  • Skate Boarding construction on Duck Island – Richard & Gayle 
  • Change FOGL Mission? – Karen Schurr 
  • Geese at Green Lake 
  • Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 24?
  • AdjournThanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room!

*The To Do List was drawn up by the Friends of Green Lake and submitted to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in July.  It includes 24 items such as Improving Path Safety, Remodeling West Beach Changing Rooms, and Removing Trees in Shoreline Wall.  For the complete list visit http://friendsofgreenlake.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-July-To-Do-List.pdf

Minutes for May 23, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 23, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Elizabeth Riggs, guest speaker
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiBob MartinKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanTim RoodEllen HewittGina HarmonPeter NestingenAnita Gras BryantGene WilliamsLynn BurnettBev LarsonJim BeckerDon DeibertCarl WesterBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

There was initial discussion about Seattle Parks & Recreation (SP&R) focus on tree trimming/pruning. The first priority is to prune/remove branches/limbs/trees which present an immediate safety hazard to park patrons. Concern noted that excessive time elapses between a tree falling on open green belt space and SP&R managing its removal, thereby allowing a safety hazard/attractive nuisance to linger on park grounds.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting May 23, 2017

Join us Tues. May 23, 7 p.m.

in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Current tree cutting and trimming in the Park
  • Privatization of Evans Pool and Community Center – Ellen Hewitt
  • Michael O’Brien’s outreach to FOGL
  • GPS/emergency path marker system – Karen Schurr
  • Crosswalk striping near the rowing facility and elsewhere in the Park
  • Safety for cross-lake swimmers
  • Park projects submitted: Review and Response by Parks’ Dept*
  • Future meeting dates (July 25?)
  • Candidates sought for President, Vice-President, and Treasurer
  • AdjournThanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room.

*The To Do List was drawn up by the Friends of Green Lake and submitted to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in July.  It includes 24 items such as Improving Path Safety, Remodeling West Beach Changing Rooms, and Removing Trees in Shoreline Wall.  For the complete list visit http://friendsofgreenlake.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-July-To-Do-List.pdf

Minutes for April 25, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday April 25, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Guest Speakers:
Jason FriskMike StanleyDavid Graves

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrPeter NestingenRob ZisetteDon DeibertEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Ellen H chaired the meeting.
The first presentation was by Jason Friske of the Green Lake Small Craft Center (GLSCC).
Jason provided hard copies of the Center’s comprehensive brochure, with its detail available on their website. Review the brochure for the numerous programs offered by the GLSCC.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting April 25, 2017


Learn about the Green Lake Small Craft Center and about the 2016 alum treatment’s impact on the lake’s water quality.

Join us Tues. April 25, 7 p.m.
in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Green Lake Small Craft Center activities and building plans – Jason Frisk, Manager and Mike Stanley, President
  • “Evolving Alum Treatment Strategies with Adapting Cyanobacteria in Green Lake” – Rob Zisette, Herrera Environmental Consultants
  • Business
    • FOGL Location Marker system report – Karen Schurr
    • Parks Dept response to GL To Do List* 11/23/16
    • Future meeting dates
  • Adjourn

*The To Do List was drawn up by the Friends of Green Lake and submitted to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in July.  It includes 24 items such as Improving Path Safety, Remodeling West Beach Changing Rooms, and Removing Trees in Shoreline Wall.  For the complete list visit http://friendsofgreenlake.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-July-To-Do-List.pdf

Thanks to the Hearthstone for hosting our meeting.

Minutes for February 21, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 23, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingAlice PoggiGayle GarmanGina HarmonKaren SchurrKent NarumEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

This was called as a Special Meeting to discuss our FOGL input to:
Your Voice – Your Choice, Seattle City activity:
Help Decide How to Spend $2 Million of the City’s Budget.
Details are found at: http://frontporch.seattle.gov/2017/02/06/your-voice-your-choice/
Questions about how to get involved in any of the phases, please contact Jenny Frankl at 206.233.2044 or Jenny.Frankl@seattle.gov. Karen will contact her to discuss FOGL’s input.

Gayle described the nature of this program and how FOGL became involved, when asked by Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) to provide inputs. This meeting was a winnowing of the larger list we previously submitted, to focus on those items we thought most needed.
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Agenda for FOGL Special Public Meeting February 21, 2017

Come to a special Friends of Green Lake meeting this Tuesday evening, February 21st, to select one or two Green Lake Park projects to submit to the City’s capital budget competition Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets.

In July FOGL submitted a “To-Do” list to the Parks Department, and the projects will be selected from that list. A copy of FOGL’s “To-Do” list can be found at friendsofgreenlake.org in the center column, third article.

Please note that this meeting is being held a week earlier than usual since the City’s deadline for submission of ideas is February 26th. Everyone is welcome.

Room opens for socializing and conversation at 6:45 PM

  • Introductions
  • Projects for Green Lake Park
  • Old Business and then New Business
  • Adjourn

*The To Do List was drawn up by the Friends of Green Lake and submitted to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in July.  It includes 24 items such as Improving Path Safety, Remodeling West Beach Changing Rooms, and Removing Trees in Shoreline Wall.  For the complete list visit http://friendsofgreenlake.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-July-To-Do-List.pdf

Thanks to the Hearthstone for hosting our meeting.

Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) is a non-profit group in Seattle, Washington, whose mission is to ensure a healthy Green Lake for wildlife and recreation, for today and tomorrow.

Meeting Minutes Are Now Online

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

Lake Report 1/23/17

Secchi Depth: 4.5 m / 14.8 ft
Water Temp: 5.0 C / 41.0 F

After over two weeks of ice cover, the lake is ice-free. 2.3 inches (60 mm) of rain January 17/18 brought the lake up ~2 inches. The lake is returning to its lower winter level.

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