Help save the street trees from Ivy, the sequel, Nov 16, 2013

Help save nearly 200 trees from an ivy infestation! Join us from 10 am to 1 pm on Nov 9th. Help Crown Hill Business Association and our neighbors, as well as a safety and technical team from SDOT to save our street trees along Holman road. There will be a partial road closure of the [...]

North Beach Park Work Party, Aug 27th, 2011

Join neighbors and friends the 4th Saturday of every month as we remove invasive plants from the North Beach Park and Nature Area, at 24th Ave. NW and NW 90th St. We meet at 9 am at the entrance to the park; the next work party is August 27th. Bring water, sturdy shoes, and clothes [...]

Crown Hill Center Volunteer Work Party, July 9th, 2011

Help with various projects around the center and grounds. We’ll adapt to the weather conditions. See you there!

July 9th 10 AM – 2 PM Crown Hill Center 9250 14th Ave NW

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 [...]

Volunteers at Work at Crown Hill Center

On Saturday, May 14th, a group of 10 volunteers working under the direction of Catherine Weatbrook spent several hours working on the grounds of and inside the Crown Hill Center. Catherine reports substantial progress on the following projects:

Playground landscape improvements Spreading wood chips around the oak tree at 13th and 95th. This project effort [...]

Crown Hill Center Volunteers Needed

Summary: The Crown Hill Center needs as many people as possible between now and April 11 at noon to pledge volunteer hours over the next year. This is for funds matching towards replacing the west wing roof. Even an hour is a huge help because in part of the scoring for this grant is the [...]

Earth Day Volunteers Needed for Carkeek Park, 2011

Looks like we’ve all been invited to Carkeek Park’s Earth Day cleanup and celebration. I went last year and it was a lot of fun:

Join the 31st Annual Carkeek Park Earth Day Celebration

Groups, families and individuals will gather to help clean up Carkeek Park on Saturday, April 16. Activities [...]

Tree Ambassadors Needed

The City of Seattle is looking for people to volunteer as tree ambassadors to help with protecting and growing our urban forest.

The Tree Ambassador program empowers residents to become stewards of the urban forest and serve as resources for their local community. Tree Ambassadors will be trained in the basics of urban [...]

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting, April 6th, 2011, BHS

Mayor Mike McGinn will be convening a Town Hall Meeting at Ballard High School. This is part of a series of three town hall meetings held in different areas of the City. The Mayor, City Departments and local community groups will be on hand to answer questions and hear what’s on your mind.

Wednesday, April [...]

Crown Hill Spring Cleanup, April 30th, 2011

Volunteers are needed! Lets give the main drag through the neighborhood a spring spruce up. Show you care about our neighborhood. The Crown Hill Business Association and the Crown Hill Neighborhood Association are teaming up to do a general cleanup along 15th Ave NW and Holman Road. Meet at the Petco parking lot at [...]

Crown Hill Natural Area gets TLC

It was a wonderful convergence of a beautiful day and a hearty group of volunteers at the Crown Hill Natural Area on December 4. Fourteen members of the UW National Honor Society came out to refurbish the ADA walkway, clear the trails of debris, cut back overgrown shrubs, and pick up litter in the natural [...]

Crown Hill Glen Work Party, Sept 25th, 2011

Work party at Crown Hill Glen Park

NW 89th Street and 19th Avenue NW Sunday, September 25th, 2011 From 10 AM until 6 PM Removal of invasive, non-native plants, and trail maintenance. For more information, please contact Joyce Ford, Friends of Crown Hill Glen, (206) 789-1394

The Big Dig: Asphalt Missing from Small Faces Playground

Missing Pavement: Scene of the Crime


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 [...]

Summer Tree Fruit Tree Pruning Class

“City Fruit works neighborhood by neighborhood to help residential tree owners grow healthy fruit, to harvest and use what they can, and to share what they don’t need. City Fruit collaborates with others involved in local food production, climate protection, horticulture, food security and community-building to protect and optimize urban fruit trees.” They have [...]

Crown Hill Center Playground Update

We’ve just received this from Lynn Wirta about the Crown Hill Center Playground version 2.0. You can view the plans presented at the April 28th meeting here. This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors and community members interested in helping out with this community resource.

The Committee is looking for large landscape [...]