Monthly Archive: July 2007

Minutes for July 17, 2007 Meeting

Meeting Minutes
July 17 2007

Linda NobleKaren SchurrRob ZissetteRichard FlemingGayle GarmanBrian DeLucaKris FullerSheila CoryMike CoryJune SkidmoreEllen HewittMarcia NormanMary Lou Knox

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM.

  1. Introductions
  2. Standing Committees
    1. Monitoring – Monitoring is done every two weeks including temperature, secchi disk, and water sampling. Water samples are sent to King County. Recently, a motorcycle was retrieved off the fishing dock.
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2007 Green Lake Milk Carton Derby Starts Seafair Festivities

Summer is here and it’s Seafair time in Seattle. The Green Lake Milk Carton Derby, this year sponsored by Allstate, was again the official opener for the celebration. It was a full day of crazy craft races and lots of other family activities, and nearly100 boaters competed for a share of $10,000 prize money. The Seattle Humane Society held a Canine Fashion Show at 11:00 a.m., and other activities like petting zoo, the Sea Gals & Blitz, face painting, magic show, bounce house, Dragon Boat Races, and booths offering food and entertainment kept the fun going. Seafair Pirates put in an appearance, of course, too. See the Seafair web site for more. Water quality is key to the enjoyment of Green Lake’s popular activities, and the water is clean and clear, thanks to the alum treatment.

FOGL Success: Dangerous Densmore Drain Cover Secured

Chairman Gayle Garman wrote a letter to Chuck Clarke, Director of Seattle Public Utilities about the grate on the Densmore drain outlet that was popping off with each heavy downpour. The displaced drain cover was dangerous to Park goers, especially children. In response to Gayle’s letter, the grate was secured with ropes right away, and has now been permanently secured. Observers should contact Frank McDonald, Manager of Drainage and Wastewater Assets (206-386-1838) if the grate is ever displaced again.

broken and displaced grate


repaired grate


Green Lake’s History Featured in New Book

Cover of Seattle's Green LakeSeattle’s Green Lake by Brittany Wright reveals events that made Green Lake a Seattle landmark, including some early, lesser-know events in the lake’s history. Seattle’s Green Lake is available at bookstores and on-line, or though the publisher (888-313-2665 or Click here to view some of the photos from the book.