Category Archives: Thornton Creek

Victory Heights Event Calendar

Here are some events in and around Victory Heights in the next few weeks that you might be interested in. Read the complete minutes from our January Community Council Meeting. Sunday, January 23rd: A free walk-in, no appointment necessary Covid … Continue reading

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Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting October 28th

The October (virtual) meeting of the Thornton Creek Alliance will look at Habitat Restoration: The Change Starts At Home. Scott and Susan Freeman will tell  the story of how it actually began in 1936, when Susan’s grandfather Aldo Leopold bought … Continue reading

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Pinehurst Doggo & Kids’ Halloween Parade October 31st

At the October meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council, we have teamed up with Pinehurst for a Halloween activity for your kids and pets: The Puppyhurst Doggo and Kids’ Parade. Read the complete minutes of the October meeting. Starting … Continue reading

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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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