January Community Meetings

Two meetings are coming up that should be of interest to residents of Victory Heights:

Tuesday, January 16th: Victory Heights Community Council meeting, 7 PM at the co-op preschool building in Victory Heights Park. Everyone welome! The agenda is:

  1. Guest Speaker: Seattle Public Utilities – Thornton Creek Natural Drainage Systems
    • Brian Mickelson, Sr. Communications & Outreach Specialist
  2. Park Update
  3. Brief Debriefs
    • Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA)
    • District 5 mtg
    • North Precinct Advisory Council (NPAC) – Police Dept & Neighborhoods)
  4. Updates
    • Neighborhood Grant – Traffic circle beautification & Victory Heights signage
    • Emergency Communication HUB
  5. Safety Project
    • Pedestrian flags at 15th Ave and 106/107th
  6. Upcoming events!!
    • Seed Swap – Sunday, Feb 4th, 3-4pm, VH preschool (tentative)
    • Neighborhood-wide yard sale in the spring…
    • Emergency Communication Center (HUB) drill – Sat, Apr 28
  7. Questions / Comments / Concerns?
  8. Next meeting: Tuesday, February 20 @ 7pm

And on Thursday, January 18th, the Thornton Creek Alliance will have its monthly meeting at 7 PM at the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Avenue NE with featured speakers from Seattle Public Utilities, the UW Center for Urban Waters, and the Alliance’s lead for the Citizen Science Program.

Victory Heights Events Calendar

Here’s an updated calendar of September/October events in and around Victory Heights:

NEW ITEM: Tuesday, Oct 6th: Metro Transit Public Hearing. The county will be changing a number of bus routes around Victory Heights next year in conjunction with the opening of the Husky Stadium Link Light Rail station. Here is your chance to let King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski know what you think of the proposed changes. 6:30 PM, The Mountaineers Club at Magnuson Park, 7700 Sand Point Way NE.

Thursday, Oct 15th: Open House for Northgate Pedestrian Bridge. The Department of Transportation will update the public on the proposed pedestrian bridge across I-5 at Northgate. 5 PM, North Seattle College, College Center Building, Multipurpose Room.

Tuesday, Oct 20th: Victory Heights Community Council meeting. Residents are encouraged to get involved with issues affecting our neighborhood. 7 PM, Co-op Preschool Building in Victory Heights Park.

Saturday, Oct 24th: Emergency Preparedness Workshop. Learn how to be prepared for a large earthquake or other emergency here in Seattle, and the new AlertSeattle system. 10:30 AM, Lake City Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Register for a class by emailing your name and the presentation you plan to attend to snap@seattle.gov.


Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting May 28th

thorntoncreekalliancelogoThe monthly meeting of the Thornton Creek Alliance is this Thursday, May 28th, starting at 7PM at the Meadowbrook Community Center. Speakers this month will be Jonathan Frodge and Miles Mayhew from Seattle Public Utilities talking about water quality and SPU’s proposed side sewer pilot study; Katie Sheehy from the city’s Design Department on the Lake City urban design plan specific to Thornton Creek; and Nick Welch on environmentally critical area regulations update. Meetings are free and open to the public, get there to socialize and enjoy shared munchies.

Upcoming Events Calendar

Here are activities in and around Victory Heights that might interest you:

Saturday, September 6, Northaven Neighborhood Picnic. 11:30 AM – 2: 30 PM. Music and food, $8 for adults, $4 for children 3-12.

Wednesday, September 10, Northgate Bridge Briefing, Northgate Community Center, 6 – 7 PM. SDOT will talk about the proposal to put a pedestrian/bike bridge over I-5 to connect North Seattle Community College to the new Link Light Rail transit center. E-mail Art Brochet to RSVP.

Sunday, September 14th, Thornton Creek Alliance 20th Anniversary Celebration. Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave N., Shoreline, 1-4 PM. Concert in the park and free ice cream and cake.

Tuesday, September 16, Victory Heights Community Council Meeting, Co-Op Preschool Building in the Park, 7 – 8 PM. Join your neighbors to meet and discuss issues relevant to Victory Heights.

Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting March 27th

thorntoncreekalliancelogoThe Thorton Creek Alliance will be having its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 27th at the Meadowbrook Community Center in Wedgwood starting at 7:15 PM. The public is invited.

In addition to elections, there will be a presentation on the Sound Transit Link Light Rail extension from Northgate to Lynnwood. Some of the questions to be addressed include: How are concerns specific to Thornton Creek being addressed during the construction phase? What are the mitigation projects and where are they planned? Are there opportunities for TCA to improve wetlands in the area through volunteer efforts? What is being considered and how will it impact Thornton Creek?

Thornton Creek Work Party Sunday

thorntoncreekalliancelogoThe Thornton Creek Alliance is sponsoring a work party to help clean up the Kingfisher Natural Area (aka Thornton Creek) on Sunday, November 17th starting at 11 AM.

Help restore Thornton Creek at Kingfisher Natural Area by planting trees and tree friends! They have cleared a lot of ground along the main trail on both sides of the creek, so it’s ready for ferns and understory. Please meet at the Job Box on the lower 17th Avenue Trail, accessible from the intersection of NE 104th Street and 17th Avenue NE, on the Victory Heights side of the park.

Come prepared for the weather. Please wear waterproof shoes, long pants and sleeves. A personal water bottle is suggested. Snacks provided.

More information at their site.

Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting October 24th

thorntoncreekalliancelogoThe Thornton Creek Alliance will be holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 24th from 7:15 PM to 9 PM at the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Avenue NE. There will be a number of presentations about the presence of E. coli in the creek, including Eric Adman of the Sno/King Watershed Council, King County Councilman Rod Dembowski, Seattle Public Utility Water Quality Scientist Jonathan Frodge, and State Representative Gerry Pollet. The focus will be on “where do we go from here?”

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Thornton Creek Alliance Meets Thursday

thorntoncreekalliancelogoThe monthly meeting of the Thornton Creek Alliance will be Thursday, April 25th and will feature Seattle Public Utilities’ plans for the Mayor’s new storm water goals, a Department of Transportation presentation about repaving NE 125th Street, and the Alliance’s past year’s accomplishments. They are also looking towards the future and want you to bring your ideas.

Everyone is welcome, the meeting is 7:15 PM to 9 PM at the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Avenue NE.


Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting January 24th

thorntoncreekalliancelogoThe Thornton Creek Alliance‘s monthly meeting will be Thursday, January 24th with the theme “How’s The Water Quality In Thornton Creek?” Featured guest speakers will be Jonathan Frodge, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Stormwater Scientist, and Sherell Ehlers, SPU Stormwater Policy Advisor. You’ll learn the results of a recent 2-year bacteria study, and a status report on the revision of the stormwater code. There will also be updates on the confluence project, 92nd Street culvert, Beaver Pond Natural Area plans, and future program.

The meeting begins at 7 PM at the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Avenue NE.

Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting September 27

The Thornton Creek Alliance will be having its next meeting on September 27th at the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE, from 7 PM to 9 PM. The featured topic this month will be “If a Tree Falls In Thornton Creek, Does Anyone Hear It?” Guest speakers Matt Mega (Seattle Audubon, Urban Forestry Commission), Ruth Williams (Seattle Tree Ambassador), and Cass Turnbull (PlantAmnesty) will discuss the importance of trees to the health & well-being of people & wildlife in our community.  Discover what we can do to protect and promote our urban forest canopy.  Learn about Seattle’s proposed tree ordinance (and why it needs to be better) and take action.  Also, get information about Seattle’s free yard-tree program.

The meeting is free and open to the public and a great way to meet your neighbors who are concerned and interested in Thornton Creek.