Category Archive: Minutes

Minutes for January 24, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 24 Jan 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanKaren SchurrEllen HewittMarsha NormanAlice PoggiRob ZisetteMichael CuadraBrian DeLuca

Introductions and initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Ellen began discussion of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s (SPR) response to our “To Do” list for suggestions on Green Lake/Upper Woodland Parks’ general improvements and budget use. Karen assisted by operating the slide show which covered the “To Do” topics.
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Minutes for November 22, 2016 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 22 Nov 16, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGaret MungerBrian DeLucaGayle GarmanEllen HewittKaren SchurrDon DeibertMickey SchurrGene Williams

Introductions and initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Richard:

  • Summarized the current Herrara Inc report (Rob Zisette work) which documents the results of the most recent Spring 2016 alum treatment.
  • Richard presented photos of the new Densmore Drain during recent heavy outflows, including light accumulation of leaves in the output grids.
  • Discussed installing new anchors for the crew/canoe race lane cables.

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FOGL Meeting October 25, 2016 Is Cancelled

The Friends of Green Lake is canceling its meeting scheduled for Tuesday October 25th.

The election of FOGL officers has been postponed to the November meeting. All officers are up for reelection: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary. We need some fresh candidates to determine the activities that FOGL should be conducting and to carry on good stewardship for Green Lake. Please contact Friends of Green Lake if you are interested in becoming an officer.

FOGL’s November meeting will be on Tuesday, November 22, at 7 p.m. in the Hearthstone Board Room. There will be a report on the new Densmore Drain structure (in the lake near the wading pool), the summer’s water levels, and discussion of FOGL’s Green Lake Park To-do List that was submitted to the Parks Department.

See you then!

As always, thanks to the Hearthstone for hosting our meetings.

Minutes for June 28, 2016 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 28 Jun 16, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingKaren SchurrGayle GarmanGaret MungerEllen HewittBrian DeLucaMarcia Norman

Introductions and initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Richard provided on the display screen:

  • an aerial photo of the park area, to show the treatment pattern of the alum delivery barge.
  • photos of a persistent, illicit, illegal campground established on Green Lake Park grounds.

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Minutes for April 26, 2016 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 26 April 16, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingPeter NestingenGayle GarmanBrian DeLucaKaren SchurrEllen HewittMike McDowell

Introductions and initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Richard provided:

  • update on the alum treatment activities and process, including slide show of the equipment used to apply the alum to the lake water.
  • described activities by Seattle Parks Department (SPD) to repair/replace/ modify the Densmore Drain box at the North tip of the lake. Difficulties encountered trying to reset the box at its original location. Consideration now to extent the inflow pipe further in to the lake and fabricating and installing new terminal box.

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Minutes for March 22, 2016 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 22 March 16, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingBrian DeLucaRob ZisetteKaren SchurrEllen HewittGina HarmonMark JordanMartin MullerAlice PoggiPeter NestingenClaudia DeibertDon DeibertMarcia Norman

Initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Rob Zisette provided update on forthcoming alum treatment for Green Lake waters. The contract has been awarded to HAB Aquatic Solutions, Lincoln NE (habaquatics.com). Permits are expected on or after 1 April. Additional work to be performed by his company Herrera (herrerainc.com):
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Minutes for September 22, 2015 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 22 September 15, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Reed Blanchard, SPU Engineer and our Guest Speaker
Richard FlemingColleen Hackett*Don DeibertBrian DeLucaEllen HewittKaren SchurrGayle GarmanCatherine Weatbrook
*new attendee

Introductions – around the table for current and new attendees.

Initial comments by Richard.

First order of business, Guest Speaker:
Reed Blanchard PE, Engineering & Technical Services, Seattle Public Utilities.
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Discussed at FOGL Meeting June 23, 2015

  • Room opens for socializing and conversation at 6:45 PM
  • Introductions
  • Kevin Stoops, Retired – Parks Dept.
    • Creating Green Lake Park 1900-1940
  • Richard Fleming
    • Recent activities at Green Lake
  • Andrea Watts / Maureen Kwolek
    • June 6 Work Party and possible July work party
  • Ellen Hewitt
    • Webmaster’s Report
  • Gayle Garman
    • Treasurer’s Report
  • Adjourn
  • No July meeting
    • picnic July 28?
  • No August meeting
  • Next Meeting Sept 22
    • form nominating commitee
  • Oct. 27 – Elections for Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer

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.

Minutes for June 23, 2015 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 23 June 15, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanEllen HewittAri Gilmore*Kevin StoopsKaren SchurrGreg Rubstello*Brian DeLuca
*new attendee

Introductions – around the table for current and new attendees.

Initial comments by Richard, then on to first order of business:

Guest speaker Kevin Stoops, now retired from Seattle Parks Department and longtime friend of FOGL delivered an interesting and informative history on the progressive development of Green Lake and Woodland Parks. Topics/Highlights included:
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Minutes for May 26, 2015 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 26 May 15, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Tom Kelly, our Guest Speaker
Andrea WattsKaren SchurrMarcia NormanEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

Introductions – around the table for current and new attendees.

Initial comments:
Andrea: Work party on 9 May in vicinity of the West side Turtle Logs. About 20 participated, a mix of students and others; note participation of students from Hazel Wolf School.

First order of business, Guest Speaker:
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