Neighborhood sign work party

You can check out the proposed spots on this Google Map.

Our first workparty will be this Saturday, May 12. We will be meeting at 1 p.m. at the shelter in Lions Park; volunteers will go to the proposed locations to stake out spots to be marked for utilities.

Please join us!

Ivy eradication

Parks and greenspaces throughout Olympia are choked by ivy – they need our help! English ivy is a non-native, invasive plant that kills trees and native plants, disrupts our ecosystems and destroys wildlife habitat. The city is organizing ivy eradication parties at parks throughout the city. In our neighborhood, they are looking for volunteers at Watershed Park on September 1. For more info, contact Micki McNaughton at mmcnaugh@ci.olympia.wa.us.

Neighborhood Chipping Event

Have you got branches that need to be chipped? The city is providing a FREE chipper, Saturday May 5 at 609 Frederick St SE; we’re the third event of the day, so they’ll probably be at our location around 11:30 a.m. You can start dropping off branches at 6:30 a.m.; go down the alley behind Frederick.  (The pile will be very obvious!) Download the Chipping Event flier for additional information.

What can I chip?

  • Limbs and branches up to 6” in diameter (longer is better).
  • Woody debris from shrubs and plants.

What can’t I chip?

  • Vines like ivy and blackberry.
  • Holly or other thorny material.
  • Juniper.
  • Twisted branches like rhododendron.
  • Limbs with wide forks.
  • Dirt-covered branches.
  • Lumber—we can’t risk damaging the machine with a nail.

DO NOT bring anything that can’t be chipped!

May General Meeting

All are welcome!
Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 7pm
The Light and Life Bible Fellowship Building
at the corner of 7th and Fairview

Waste Reduction Presentation

A City of Olympia Public Works representative will give a presentation about the Cityʼs waste reduction plans, zero-waste initiative and other solid waste programs.

Neighborhood Sign Project

The ENA board will update folks on the status of the neighborhood sign project and sign-up volunteers to help two with upcoming work parties (May 12th and June 2nd) to finish the sign project.

Madison Scenic Park Development Forum

At General Meeting the ENA Board is holding an open forum on the development of Madison Scenic Park for residents of the neighborhood. Whether youʼre 3 or 93 years old, this is your park, in your neighborhood and we want to hear all of your ideas. So far the board has the following list of ideas and projects to hopefully make this park a showpiece within Olympia;

  1. Create a Pea Patch to replace the one the neighborhood is loosing on 13th Avenue.
  2. Reorient and replace the dilapidated stage to take advantage of the natural amphitheater the landscape presents.
  3. Fix the railing and regrade the path that leads up to the top of the neighborhood.

The ENA Board will present these ideas with any others the community comes up with for consideration to the City of Olympia.

Help Keep Sidewalks Clear

Please help make our neighborhood accessible for all who live and work here. When brush, debris, or cars block sidewalks and walking paths, it makes passing difficult and sometimes dangerous for those on foot, in strollers, wheelchairs, or children on bicycles.

Parking on sidewalks or in walking paths is prohibited and damages the sidewalk. Overgrown vegetation can both pedestrians and also obstructs visibility around corners for walkers, cyclists, and drivers alike. Please do your part to keep our pathways clear.

Cleanup After Your Pets
Just like keeping sidewalks and paths clear of obstructions provides for a more walkable community for all of us, so does keeping your pet’s waste out of public areas.