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Minutes for May 28, 2019 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 28, 2019, Hearthstone

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Rob ZisetteAlice PoggiDavid GravesEllen HewittGayle GarmanMonica HinkleyMarciaMellingerBrian DeLucaRichard FlemingSally AbellaLaura EidelsonKaren SchurrCarl WebsterAlan Byars

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting.

DG discussed updates/modifications to the Small Crafts Center on the Southwest corner of Green Lake. Details may be found at:
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/green-lake-small-craft-center-redevelopment >

Discussion began about the FOGL/Parks Department use of charitable donations the Hinkley family has received on behalf on their Son Taiga’s accident on the lake. Taiga’s Parents, Peter and Monica, graciously assigned any privately received funds to be put in to a general fund of FOGL.
FOGL will strive to do what meets the family’s desires for a fitting use of those funds.
The current leading Family and FOGL use is to develop the West Shore Turtle Log viewing platform. FOGL has tentative draft designs available, which must be coordinated with Parks and Recreation.
One candidate for use of the general donations was to improve the boat launch ramp at the East Shore T-Dock. Proprietor Clarke Gray noted he has sufficient funds to do that improvement, thus FOGL is no longer involved.

RZ provided a comprehensive update on the installation of floating wetlands platforms at several locations across the lake. These provide water cleansing ability and habitat for aquatic life in the lake.

Member Jeff Howard continues to provide information on Green Lake quality and temperature to King County officials. Green Lake and other lakes’ results may be studied at:
https://green2.kingcounty.gov/swimbeach/ >

AB, representing his local area Boy Scout/Cub Scout Troops, presented comments regarding permitting bow and arrow fishing for carp, mostly in the lily pads areas on the lake’s West side.

Next meeting is scheduled for Tue 23 Jul 2019.

Brian DeLuca, FOGL Recording Secretary