Fall 2011 NMF Grants Focus on Emergency Preparedness

For any one planning to submit a proposal (or who has already submitted a proposal) for a Dept of Neighborhoods Small and Simple Grant for fall of 2011, the DON will only consider granting funds for Emergency Preparedness activities in conjunction with the SPD Office of Emergency Management. The full text of the DON press [...]

Crown Hill Center Update and Work Party

We received the following good news update on the Crown Hill Center from Catherine Weatbrook:

This past spring, the Crown Hill team has been hard at work on a number of improvements to the Crown Hill Center building and grounds. In that effort, we submitted a Department of Neighborhoods Large Project Fund to [...]

Crown Hill Center Grant to Repair Roof Moves Forward

At the Ballard District Council meeting on May 11th, a grant to repair the roof of the south wing of the future Crown Hill Center received an excellent rating. This means the grant will move forward to the next round, a city-wide review of all large project neighborhood matching grant applications for this year. The [...]

Crown Hill Center Playground Survey

Recently Small Faces completed work on a grant to install a new play structure in the playground area. This is Phase 1 of a plan to revitalize the playground area. The playground and new structure are open to the public when Small Faces is not using them. Crown Hill Center/Small Faces are asking folk to [...]

Trees for Seattle Neighborhoods

Here’s an opportunity to get some free trees from the city of Seattle. The city Department of Neighborhoods (DON) administers the Tree Fund to enhance the urban forest. Since 1972 the city estimates that Seattle’s urban forest tree cover has decreased from 40% to 22%. Trees play an important part in holding back stormwater surges, [...]

The Big Dig: Asphalt Missing from Small Faces Playground

Missing Pavement: Scene of the Crime

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

It has been recently reported that asphalt pavement has been removed from the playground area at Small Faces (on the east side of the building). Some neighbors reported the perpetrators were operating “a trencher or maybe a backhoe and a dump truck.”

Seizing the moment, retired [...]

Tree Survey Question (still looking for responses)

In August 2009 we published a tree survey questionnaire here. We got quite a few responses, but we’re looking for more. Our grant proposal is currently being reviewed has been approved for funding by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. If approved, We will contract with an arborist to survey the neighborhood for trees, but Crown [...]

New Playground Plans for Small Faces

Lynn Wirta unveils the new playground plans

At the recent Seattle Parks and Recreation Dept. community meeting to present the proposed plan for the new (as yet unnamed) Crown Hill park, Lynn Wirta presented the conceptual drawings for the new Small Faces playground. Lynn is the recently retired director of Small Faces, and she [...]