Combined Sewer Overflow Meeting @ Fauntleroy

Join King County Wastewater Division Monday, November 1, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Avenue SW, for a Special Community Meeting to discuss the possibility of using the  Lincoln Park South Parking Lot as a location for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) control.

This is a public meeting to discuss the new alternative proposed by the Murray Community Advisory Group for CSO control in West Seattle. King County has been working with the community in West Seattle since 2007 to develop a plan to control combined sewer overflows in Puget Sound. The Murray Community Advisory Group, or CAG, has recommended a water storage tank under the Lincoln Park south parking lot. King County needs to hear from the community as part of the process to evaluate this alternative.

King County has evaluated a number of alternatives for CSO control in West Seattle including upstream Green Stormwater Infrastructure, storage under the old Fauntleroy School or under Upper Fauntleroy Way near ferry dock, and several options near the Murray pump station: including private property across the street from Lowman Beach Park, under Beach Drive, and under Lowman Beach Park. This new alternative developed by the Murray CAG would directly impact Lincoln Park users and nearby neighbors. Come to this meeting to learn more and tell us what you think.

For more information and to learn more about King County’s proposals for CSO control in the Barton and Murray basins visit the project Web page at www.kingcounty.gov/CSOBeachProjects. You can also access the Community Advisory Group’s recommendation at that website.

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SPU Is Recruiting Community Advisory Members

Seattle Public Utilities is seeking diverse community members for their Community Advisory Committees.  More detail is online here.

SPU is seeking diverse candidates, especially from the HUB/WMBE businesses as well as community members from the Central and SE and SW sectors of the City.  Download the application form here.

SPU has three City-wide committees:

  • Creeks, Drainage and Wastewater Advisory Committee (CDWAC) (stormwater management, water quality, pollution prevention, creeks, wastewater systems, other topics)
  • Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) waste management systems policy: recycling, food/yard waste, collection contracts, transfer stations, garbage systems, waste prevention)
  • Water System Advisory Committee (WSAC) (drinking water system, water conservation, supply/demand, Cedar and Tolt Watersheds management, other topics)

Each of these committees is chartered by Seattle Public Utilities and reports directly to the Director, SPU.  For more information contact the program manager, Sheryl Shapiro, at 206-615-1443 or email at Sheryl.Shapiro@Seattle.Gov

Parks & Rec To Offer Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Starting Monday, October 25, Seattle Parks and Recreation begins offering an eight-week Red Cross Lifeguard Training course, the training needed to become a lifeguard.

The class, which includes First Aid, CPR, and more, takes place on Monday evenings from October 25 through December 13, 2010, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Queen Anne Pool, 1920 1st Ave. W (see map).

For more information about the requirements for becoming a lifeguard, please go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Aquatics/employment.htm. For more information about the upcoming class, please call 206-386-4282.

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Environmental Working Group Tips for Green Halloween

The Environmental Working Group has published a new guide – this one Tips to Green Your Halloween.

Dressing up and celebrating Halloween can be fun — especially for kids. It’s easy to make it a healthy holiday for your family and the environment. Just follow these simple steps (download the PDF here) to green your Halloween routine:

  • Pick play makeup carefully
  • Skip the hairspray
  • Burn eco-friendly candles
  • Don’t wear synthetic face masks or teeth
  • Offer treats you would like to receive (healthy, sustainable)
  • Create low-impact costume
  • Skip single-use dinnerwear unless you reuse it
  • Decorate using natural items like leaves and branches

More details are available in the PDF so go ahead, click the link and begin your Greener Halloween.

Senior Center Halloween Bingo Night Friday

The Senior Center West Seattle, 4217 S.2. Oregon Street, will be holding their annual Halloween Rainbow Bingo evening Friday, October 29, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Registration is $20 at door , or a $15 prepaid donation, and $10 prepaid for Senior Center of West Seattle members and $15 for members at the door.  To reserve your seat at the table call the Senior Center at  206-932-4044.

The festivities will feature Sylvia O’Stayformore drag Queen Bingo caller assisted by Sisters of Perpetial Indulgence.

The evening schedule is starts at 6:00 pm and includes food, beverages, music entertainment, auction, raffle, basket and gift certificate prizes.

For more information contact Carol Johnston, Activities Coordinator, Senior Center West Seattle,4217 SW Oregon Street, at 206-932-4044 EXT 3, or carolanjo@yahoo.com.

Latest Edition of Natural Science Newsletter SciFYI

The latest edition of the King County Water and Land Resources Division SciFYI newsletter is now online.  This newsletter is published monthly by King County’s environmental stewards and is a digest of current natural science issues in King County.

This issue, September 2010, is a Special Student Edition and the articles were written by students in the 2010 King County YouthSource Summer Environmental Water Resources class sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration, and the King County Work Training Program. The program was conducted in partnership with King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks, along with the King County Superior Court and the Highline School District.

Alki Bathhouse Fall Puppet Show

Bring your kids to fun and exciting fall puppet shows at the Alki Bathhouse on the beach in West Seattle. The Alki Bathhouse is located at 2701 Alki Ave. SW.

All shows start at 1 p.m.

On Saturday, October 23, Penny’s Puppets Presents:”Myrna the Mermaid”

For more information please call Alki Community Center 206 -684-7430. Pre-register on line at www.seattle.gov/parks or by calling the community center. The activity fee is $5 (pre-registration), or $8 at the door.

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Driving Range Public Meeting at WS Golf Course

Join Seattle Parks and the design team for the proposed West Seattle Driving Range at a public meeting on October 27, 2010 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the West Seattle Golf Club to learn about the driving range developments.

Come see new ideas from the design team that address concerns raised at the second meeting. For additional information please visit http://seattle.gov/parks/projects/west_seattle_golf/

Halloween 4 Kids @ All West Seattle Community Centers

Thursday October 28 and Friday October 29 are all days when youth and toddlers can engage in safe and fun Halloween or Fall Festival activities at West Seattle’s many community centers.  

Listed below are activities for youth and toddlers at all 6 West Seattle (& South Park) Community Centers.  Check times and dates carefully as each of the community centers has a slightly different schedule.  Most activities are free but there are some carnival rides at some of the events and those will require twenty-five cent (25¢) tickets and the toddler event is $5.

Happy Halloween!


Alki Community Center

5817 SW Stevens St, 206-684-7430

Fall Carnival

We have games, prizes, face painting and all the stuff that makes fall fun. Come join us. Volunteers will be needed to set up and take down the chairs, help set up game booths, and run game booths for this event. Four hours of community service credit is available for teen volunteers.This event is for all ages.

Fri., Oct. 29, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Activity Fee: Entry is free; carnival tickets 25¢ each, or $1 for 5 tickets


Delridge Community Center

4501 Delridge Way S, 206-684-7423

Fall Carnival

We have games, prizes, face painting and all the stuff that makes fall fun. Come join us. Volunteers will be needed to set up and take down the chairs, help set up game booths, and run game booths for this event. Four hours of community service credit is available for teen volunteers. This event is for all ages.

Friday, Oct. 22, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Fee: Free


Hiawatha Community Center

2700 California Ave SW, 206-684-7441

Halloween Carnival

Come join Seattle Parks and Recreation for games, face painting, treats and prizes. Volunteers are needed, so please call the center if you are interested. Costumes are encouraged, but optional. This event is for children 1 year of age and older.

Friday, Oct. 29, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Activity Fee: Entry is free; carnival tickets 25¢ each; or 5 for $1


High Point Community Center

6920 34th Ave SW, 206-684-7422

Fall Festival

Everyone in the family is invited to join in on an evening of fun! Kids will enjoy a variety of frightfully fun skill challenging games and activities. This event is created in a way that provides thrills without unnecessary fright for walking toddlers and up to 11 years old. If able, we request a donation of one non-perishable food item to be donated to the West Seattle Food Bank.

Friday, Oct. 29, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Activity Fee: Free

Toddler Pumpkin Palooza

Come dressed in your best costume for pumpkin painting, carnival games, and more. Each child will receive a bag of age-appropriate goodies as they leave. There are two times available for this fun special event.

Thursday, Oct. 28, 10:oo  am to 12:00 noon and again from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Activity Fee: $5 per child


South Park Community Center

8319 8th Ave S, 206-684-7451

Halloween Carnival

Come join the Seattle Parks and volunteers for games, face painting, treats and prizes. Volunteers are needed, so please call the center if you are interested. Costumes are encouraged, but optional. This carnival is for children 1 year of age and older.

Friday, Oct. 29, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Activity Fee: Entry is free; carnival tickets 25¢ each or 5 for $1


Southwest Community Center

2801 SW Thistle St., 206-684-7438

Ghosts and Goblins Halloween Carnival

Join us for an evening of fun, games, treats and prizes. A highlight of the evening will be a costume fashion show with carnival participants. This party is for children ages 2 to 10.

Friday, Oct. 29, 6:30 pm

Activity Fee: Entry is free; carnival tickets 25¢ each

2nd Annual Coop Conference, SLICE @ Seattle Central CC

Register now for the second annual cooperative conference, SLICE, coming soon: Saturday, October 23rd.

Join regional cooperators for a powerful day-long conference on everything ranging from cooperative basics for people starting or interested in starting a new co-op to general information for anyone who supports co-ops and cooperation, and advanced collaboration opportunities for existing cooperatives and cooperators.

Get Energized

  • Hear the opening keynote address from Rosalinda Guillen, executive director of Bellingham, Washington’s De Comunidad a Comunidad (Community to Community), a women-led grassroots organization that works on practical solutions to social injustice through self-organizing by disempowered communities to build their own institutions to meet their own self-identified needs. Among other innovative and exciting projects, Guillen and Community to Community are working to create a culturally appropriate cooperative development center, and are supporting local farmworkers in their efforts to establish worker cooperative agricultural enterprises.
  • Enjoy a lunchtime keynote address from Jim Anderson of Ohio Employee Ownership Center at Kent State University and a founder of Evergreen Cooperatives, an inspiring Cleveland-based project designed to build a federation of worker cooperatives modeled on the Mondragon Federation in Spain. Evergreen Cooperatives includes an industrial laundry, a solar installation company, and a nascent large-scale urban greenhouse for growing lettuce. Commitments from the “Eds and Meds” (large educational and medical institutions in the University Circle area of Cleveland) enable these new worker cooperatives to hit the ground running, hiring and building equity for workers from surrounding neighborhoods devastated by the ongoing collapse of our industrial economy.

Get Skills

  • Attend workshops on the following topics: decision-making, communication, and governance; incorporation; finances; eating cooperatively; living cooperatively; and working cooperatively.

Get Connected

  • Participate in a cooperative primer and discussions concerning cooperative economics, the next generation of cooperators, and the global cooperative movement.

Get Your Slice

For additional information, visit www.slice.coop or contact Central Co-op’s cooperative advancement department via telephone 206-329-1545 or email Derek Hoshiko at derek@seattlenetwork.org.

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