Category Archives: Environment

Free Classes on How to Keep Waterways Safe From Your Car’s Oil Leaks

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) says you can help keep water safe and clean by preventing pollution at its source.  And it is offering free classes on how to do so. Free Auto Leaks Class Help keep oil and other fluid leaks from your car from harming our local waterways and wildlife. Join the experts at…

Celebrate Earth Day at Carkeek Park Saturday April 26 10 AM to 8 PM

There will be a full day of Earth Day activities at Carkeek Park on Saturday April 26, sponsored by the Carkeek Park Advisory Council.  The wide range of activities means there is something for just about everyone.  Below is the flyer with full information.  

Free Shredding and Recycling Event this Saturday April 12, 11-2

The Windermere Real Estate offices at Greenwood & N125th St.  and at 311 N 85th Street are holding a free paper shredding and electronics recycling event this Saturday April 12.  Below are the particulars, including what recycling items are and are not accepted.  Lunch too! Saturday, April 12th, from 11 am to 2 pm, we will have two…

Spring Clean Your Part of Broadview

It’s time for Spring Clean — Seattle’s premier community cleanup event. Seattle Public Utilities invites you and your neighbors to participate April 1 through May 31. Help pick up litter, stencil storm drains, paint out graffiti, or remove invasive plants, in your community.  All Spring Clean projects are on public property. Volunteers receive free litter…

Community Climate Forum on Feb. 25

On February 25, the Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) will present the first of a quarterly forum series focused on climate action work in Seattle. Moderated by Jill Simmons, Director of OSE, these forums are a unique opportunity for residents and grassroots sustainability organizations to meet with City staff and leadership for in-depth conversations on the Climate Action Plan progress…

Public invited to have a say in Seattle Public Utilities’ future

Seattle Public Utilities is seeking input for its strategic plan.  Below is their recent news release. The public invited to have a say in Seattle Public Utilities’ future.  Five public meetings scheduled around the city, from early February to early March. Starting next month, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will be seeking the public’s help in…

Venema Creek Natural Drainage System Project Information Session Dec. 10

The Venema Creek Natural Drainage System (NDS) project is hosting an informal drop-in session on December 10, 2013. Stop by the Bitter Lake Community Center (13035 Linden Ave N) between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm to hear the latest as project design continues. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to: View plans and understand project benefits…

The Salmon Are Back in Piper’s Creek

Right on their November schedule salmon are returning to Piper’s Creek in Carkeek Park. A celebration is held each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  It’s great fun for family and kids.

Answers About Pollutants Accumulating in Natural Drainage Systems

At the October 16 Broadview Community Council meeting several audience members asked about the accumulation of pollutants in the bottom of the natural drainage swales that Seattle Public Utilities has installed and plans to install in Broadview.  Below is a message from SPU project manager Don Anderson about that. Eugene and Sue, good morning –…

SPU’s Latest Update on Broadview Sewer and Drainage Improvement Project

Celia Kennedy, Project Manager for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Broadview Sewer and Drainage Improvements Project, gave an update at the Broadview Community Council meeting on October 15.  Below is a summary she provided. Dear Broadview Community, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is working to improve the sewer and drainage system in the Broadview neighborhood. The following…