Category Archives: Thornton Creek

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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SPU Knickerbocker Construction Video

The Seattle Public Utility (SPU) department has posted a video on YouTube about the recently completed Knickerbocker Floodplain Project on Thornton Creek.

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Fences Gone At Kingfisher Site

After months of work, construction of the Kingfisher Natural Area on Thornton Creek (NE 100th Street and 20th Avenue NE) has been completed and the fences removed. Thornton Creek is now wider and more shallow in order to slow it … Continue reading

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Thornton Creek Contaminated By Fuel Spill Accident

Yesterday’s semi-truck accidents on I-5 near Northgate Way that backed up traffic for miles on the southbound commute also released 40 gallons of spilled diesel fuel oil into the storm drain and the south fork of Thornton Creek. Though nobody … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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New Bridge Over Creek Open; Students A No Show

The new pedestrian bridge over Thornton Creek at the Knickerbocker Natural Area (20th Avenue NE) was open for business this morning but no students heading towards Sacajawea Elementary School turned up. As construction crews paused for an hour for the … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Bridge Building Over Thornton Creek

The Knickerbocker Floodplain Project at Thornton Creek continues with the building of a new pedestrian bridge this week to link 20th Avenue NE with Maple Leaf. The old bridge was demolished in July as part of moving and widening the … Continue reading

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