This informational news was sent to the President. I am sharing it so the neighborhood knows;
My name is Kevin McFarland and I am the consulting arborist working for the City of Olympia. I have been tasked with conducting tree risk assessments of the Legion Way trees and supervising tree removal and replacement efforts as part of this project. The project area is between Central and Plum Street. There have been 9 trees identified as ‘High’ risk. These trees have been earmarked for removal. The City has sent out request for quotes to area tree contractor (small works roster). The quotes have been received and the City is in the process of review and with the anticipation of awarding a contract. If this goes through the trees will be removed later this month or in May. There will be 9 red oak trees replanted along Legion Way following tree removal. I will be dropping off letters to the adjacent properties tomorrow informing them as to the upcoming project.
Please feel free to contact me if you or anyone has questions.
Sound Urban Forestry, LLC
Here is a great clean up event organized by some of your neighbors!
When? Check out the Facebook Event page for details.
Meet up at Lions park for an afternoon of hanging with the bros and cleaning up the surrounding area.
Group size should be 5-20 people. All ages. Gloves/garbage bags/buckets/grabbers provided.
Participants invited but not required to dinner and drinks afterward.
Facilitated by ENA President Nathan Allan
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Meeting started at 6:30 pm at the New Bridge Community Church
Native Plant Sale is coming up on March 7th from 10am-3pm
There will be great educational workshops including topics such as attracting pollinators, how to grow edible mushrooms and a rain garden workshop! Taylor Shellfish and the Henderson Community Shellfish farm will also be providing free shellfish tasting!
This is also a great volunteer opportunity!
Plant Sale Flyer with Schedule
The February pick-up for the Food Project is this Saturday, February 14. Please place your green bags on your front porch by 9:00 am, unless your Neighborhood Coordinator has specified otherwise.
The theme for this pick-up is canned fruit, but you are always welcome to include whatever you’d like.
We are working to slowly grow this program in the Eastside, and are looking for more food “donors” (filling a bag and placing it on your porch) as well as “neighborhood coordinators” (picking up the filled bags). If you are interested in becoming a donor or a neighborhood coordinator please get in touch – it really is very simple and does not take much time, you simply assemble as many or as few neighbors as you like to pick-up from (in other neighborhoods this ranges from 3 to 30+). And, if you know of neighbors who may be interested in participating in the program please refer them to the Food Project page on the ENA website, or request a hard-copy brochure.
The Olympia School District is seeking volunteers to serve on a 2015 Ad Hoc Citizens’ Facility Advisory Committee. Committee members will meet one or two evenings each month during the spring and summer of 2015. (more…)
February Annual Meeting
Time: Wednesday 18th, 6:30pm
Location: New Bridge Church
Agenda for Annual Meeting:
- Minutes of the last years meetings are available
- Report of President
- Dog Poop Bag Stations
- ENA vs. NextDoor
- What do you want the ENA to achieve in 2015?
- Report of Treasurer
- Elections will take place of Board members. Officer positions are voted on by the new board the following month. Vice President, Secretary
- Bread and Roses; information on new format?
- Food Project – Update
- Change the Bylaws for the Board
- City of Olympia Matching Grant Program