Category Archives: Thornton Creek

Restoration at Kingfisher Natural Area

Rick Swing, a Volunteer Forest Stewart with Green Seattle Partnership updates us on work at the Kingfisher Natural Area (aka Thornton Creek): Hey Folks, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your help in the past weeks at Kingfisher Natural … Continue reading

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New Drainage System For 23rd Avenue NE

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will construct natural drainage systems (NDS) at 4 sites in the south Thornton Creek basin including 23rd Avenue NE south of Northgate Way in Victory Heights. The map above shows “Victory sites 113 & 138.” NDS … Continue reading

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Track Coyotes (and other carnivores) In Your Neighborhood

Per this article in The Seattle Times, the Woodland Park Zoo has created a website called Carnivore Spotter where members of the public can contribute sightings around their neighborhood of coyotes, foxes, etc. Last week I stepped out of my … Continue reading

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Thornton Creek Homeless Situation

The Victory Heights Community Council has been made aware of a homeless encampment in Thornton Creek in the green belt near 17th Avenue NE.  After talking with stakeholders, they released this statement on how to deal with it going forward: … Continue reading

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March Events Calendar

Here are upcoming events in and around Victory Heights this month: Sunday, March 13th: Pi Day At The Library. The Seattle Public Library will celebrate “pi” which is expressed in numerals as 3.14159…Enjoy hands-on demonstrations and art projects using circles … Continue reading

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See Kingfisher's Wildlife In Action

The Kingfisher Natural Area (aka Thornton Creek as it runs through Victory Heights) is a place teaming with wildlife. Owls are frequently spotted (no pun intended) and last year we had a family of coyotes. Here are some videos recently … Continue reading

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Live Near Thornton Creek? Get Free Improvement Grants

The Adopt A Stream Foundation is in the second year of a three-year grant to do improvements around Thornton Creek. If you are a homeowner who has any part of their property within 35 feet of the creek you are … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting May 28th

The 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 … Continue reading

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"Temporary" Fencing Going In At Knickerbocker Site

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) began erecting “temporary” fencing around the Knickerbocker Thornton Creek site today in order to keep out “people and dogs” to allow the young vegetation a chance to grow. When construction was completed in October for the … Continue reading

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