Ravenna Creek Alliance

Events Info:

    • Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.

      Come help for one hour or all four. Location: Kiosk in SE Ravenna Park. To do: plant establishment [weeding, mulching, watering]. To bring: gloves, drinking water [Tools provided by the Parks Dept.]
    • Saturday, January 13, 2007, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.

      Come help for one hour or all four. Location: Kiosk in SE Ravenna Park. To do: plant establishment [weeding, mulching, watering]. To bring: gloves, drinking water [Tools provided by the Parks Dept.]
    • Saturday, December 9, 2006, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.

      Come help for one hour or all four. Location: Kiosk in SE Ravenna Park. To do: plant establishment [weeding, mulching, watering]. To bring: gloves, drinking water [Tools provided by the Parks Dept.]
    • Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.

      Come help for one hour or all four. Location: Kiosk in SE Ravenna Park. To do: plant establishment [weeding, mulching, watering]. To bring: gloves, drinking water [Tools provided by the Parks Dept.]
    • Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.

      Come help for one hour or all four. Location: Kiosk in SE Ravenna Park. To do: plant establishment [weeding, mulching, watering]. To bring: gloves, drinking water [Tools provided by the Parks Dept.]
    • Saturday, November 11, 2006, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.

      Come help for one hour or all four. Location: Kiosk in SE Ravenna Park. To do: plant establishment [weeding, mulching, watering]. To bring: gloves, drinking water [Tools provided by the Parks Dept.]
    • Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.

      Come from 9 to 1 or whenever you can. The creek needs your help! SE corner of Ravenna Park. Bring drinking water and work gloves, if you have them. Tools provided by the Parks Dept.

      The dead trees and other plants are scheduled to be replaced by the contractor in mid-November. There will be another work party or two scheduled then to help those new plants get established.

    • Saturday, October 7, 2006, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.
    • Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.
    • Saturday, September 9, 2006, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.
    • Wednesday, August 9, 2006, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.
    • Saturday, August 5, 2006, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party.
    • Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party - You can help.

      The new four-acre native plant restoration surrounding the daylighted Ravenna Creek needs your help!

      We’ll meet at the kiosk on the far side of the ballfield in SE Ravenna Park, near the new creek. The Creek needs your help for whatever time that you can contribute! Come for one hour, or for four.

      Bring gloves if you can and water to drink. Any tools needed will be provided by the Parks Dept. The main job to be done right now is *weeding*, to remove unwanted competition for the new plants. We’ll teach you how to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys.

    • Saturday, July 8, 2006, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Work Party - You can help.

      The new four-acre native plant restoration surrounding the daylighted Ravenna Creek needs your help!

      We’ll meet at the kiosk on the far side of the ballfield in SE Ravenna Park, near the new creek. The Creek needs your help for whatever time that you can contribute! Come for one hour, or for four.

      Bring gloves if you can and water to drink. Any tools needed will be provided by the Parks Dept. The main job to be done right now is *weeding*, to remove unwanted competition for the new plants. We’ll teach you how to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys.

    • Sunday, May 14, 2006, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      Ravenna Creek Daylighting and Reconnection Celebration.

      Jugglers performance and instruction @ 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
      RoRo the Clown making balloon toys from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
      Live music by steel drum band Island Jamz from noon to 1 p.m.
      Ribbon cutting ceremony @ 1 p.m.
      Live music by bluegrass by Shed Boys from 2 – 3 p.m.
      Face painting by Lynn Brevig from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

      SE corner of Ravenna Park, c. NE 55th and 25th NE

      The fences are still up because the contractor still has work to do and the artworks aren't quite finished yet, but we're scheduling the party. Ravenna Creek has been reconnected and is flowing to Union Bay once more. The daylighting is truly stunning, even more beautiful than anticipated. It looks like a creek, it sounds like a creek, it acts like a creek. Peggy Gaynor, its designer, is a magician. The final scope of the project as built:
      650 feet new streambed – in which it meanders like a real creek, not a ditched channel
      + 200 feet rehabilitated existing stream
      + creation of new wetland pond adjacent to rehabbed segment.

      Hope to see you there!
      There will be live music and jugglers and clowns and unicyclists...
      and drinks and something to munch on. Plan to bring a picnic, come for a stroll or just come celebrate!
      The celebration will be jointly sponsored by Seattle Parks, King County and Ravenna Creek Alliance.
    • Friday, July 1, 2005, 9 a.m.
      Groundbreaking Ceremony

      You are invited to the ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction of daylighting Ravenna Creek in Ravenna Park and of construction of the public art that will mark the route of the Creek between the Park and Union Bay.

      Groundbreaking will be at the site of the Funnel to be built next to the SW Ravenna Park ballfield, just north of NE 55th Street.
    • Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 5-8 p.m.
      Design Review Open House

      Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you to a drop-in open house to be held on the lower Ravenna Park ballfield to review design drawings for daylighting Ravenna Creek. The area will be marked with various colors of ribbon representing various features. This is an opportunity to "see" where the creek will be daylighted and get an idea of how the plan will eventually look and feel. Light refreshments will be served.

      Also note that the plans for both the Master Design and Phase 1 are now included on the project website: http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/proparks/projects/RavennaCreekatRavenna.htm
    • Tuesday, August 5, 2003, 9:30 p.m.
      KUOW Radio Intersection Airs Tuesday 9:30 pm

      KUOW's Radio Intersection is a public affairs program, featuring local producers, new talent, or old talent trying new forms. This program serves as the intersection between listeners and producers who share an interest in: documentaries, radio drama, diversity, literature and poetry, experimental radio, unconventional radio, radio that pushes the envelope, the long form interview, lectures and speeches.

      Citizen Activist Janet Way

      Seattle and other cities are built on natural drainage basins that include streams and creeks. Over the years those creeks have been piped, built on, moved and used to channel storm-water from roads and buildings. But over the last two decades, lots of people have grown concerned about the fate of urban streams, and the fish they often support. Shoreline resident Janet Way has been a leader locally in efforts to restore damaged creeks in urban areas, and was instrumental in the effort to get Save-Our-Streams Initiative on the ballot in Seattle. She tells KUOW's Gordon Black about what streams represent in urban settings.
    • February/March 2003.
      As part of our LIVING GREEN program, Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering a series of really good FREE classes on Sustainable Landscapes and Green Building. These grant funded classes are open to all Seattle area residents and are being held at the Phinney Neighborhood Center this February and March.

      The landscape classes are designed to help you learn natural gardening techniques; find plants that will thrive in your garden; and start designing your own sustainable landscape that will require less water, toxic chemicals and maintenance.

      The Green Building / Home Improvement Workshops are focused on helping you find affordable ways to recycle construction debris; reduce energy, water and resource consumption; and learn about sustainable building materials.

      Classes are filling, so folks should call 206-783-2244 to hold a spot or go to http://www.phinneycenter.org and search "classes" for more information.

      Please pass the word on to any friends or neighbors who might be interested. Thank you.

      Caitlin Evans, Living Green Coordinator, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 206-684-0877.
    • Tuesday, October 8, 2002, 9:00 a.m.
      Steve Scher on 94.9FM with guest Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels.  He will be introducing the topic of the daylighting choices available now for Ravenna on his call-in show Tuesday morning and taking live calls.  Call the live studio with your question - (206) 543-KUOW or (800) 289-KUOW. 
    • Thursday, September 12, 2002, 7:00 p.m.
      Public Hearing regarding a daylighting decision by the Parks Board.  Decision time. Ravenna Creek needs your support again, to be "the best creek it can be". Please attend and/or send an email to Ken Bounds. Be counted for the Creek.  Location is Parks Board Room, 100 Dexter Ave. N [west side of Denny Park, just north of Denny on Dexter] .
    • Thursday, June 20, 2002, 6:30 p.m.
      The Parks Department will hold the third of three conceptual design workshops on Thursday, June 20  at Roosevelt High School Cafeteria, 1410 NE 66th Street.
    • Postponement of May 16, 2002 Workshop
      The Parks Department has postponed the third workshop, originally scheduled for May 16, 2002.  It will be rescheduled.
    • Thursday, March 14, 2002, 6:30 p.m.
      Public Community Workshop, the first of three, held by the Parks Department to develop the design for daylighting Ravenna Creek in the south end of Ravenna Park.  All three will be held at Roosevelt High School Cafeteria, 1410 NE 66th Street.  The following two will be held on April 18th and May 16th.  See Publications for meeting notice.
    • Thursday, May 11th, 2000, 5:00 p.m.
      Public Hearing -- The City of Seattle is required to revise its drainage code this year, to comply with a requirement imposed by the Dept. of Ecology in 1995. A Public Hearing on Thursday, May 11 at 5:00 pm will be held by the Water Resources, Solid Waste and Public Health Committee, whose members are Margaret Pageler (Chair), Richard Conlin (Vice Chair), Jan Drago and Jim Compton (Alternate). The code changes have formed a moving target during the past month when they have been available for review. It is clear that they take developers' concerns into account. It is not clear that the proposed changes adequately acknowledge that Urban Creeks are "Water Resources" nor that they will operate for the protection of Urban Creeks. If you can attend the hearing and make those points, please do so. For more information and the text see http://www.pan.ci.seattle.wa.us/seattle/dclu/news/stormwater.htm.
    • Monday, April 24th, 2000, 2:00 p.m.
      Near the beginning of the City Council session, there will be a brief ceremony in honor of Ravenna Creek in City Council chambers, 11th floor of the Municipal Building at 600 Fourth Avenue. Everybody who would like to come is invited to be there. Please come on Monday to show your support for the Creek. The whole Creek. That something is happening is good. That it is not what our vision was is the reality. This is what we can communicate on Monday.
    • Earth Day, April 22, 2000, 10:00 a.m.
      Ravenna Park work party for removing invasive plants and planting and maintaining native plantings. Meet at the kiosk at the north side of the ball field on NE 55th. Contact Janine van Sanden, Parks Department.
    • Wednesday, August 5, 1998, 10:30 a.m.
      Senator Slade Gorton, as Chair of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, has included $500,000 for restoring Ravenna Creek in the 1999 Interior Appropriations bill. We will meet with the Senator at Ravenna Park to celebrate this increase in funding for the Ravenna Creek Daylighting Project. Combined with the $3 million appropriated by King County, we now are more than halfway to the total necessary for the Creek to flow on the surface again, providing drainage improvements throughout the watershed, a range of new and improved fish and wildlife habitat and a variety of human amenities from better pedestrian routes to an outdoor classroom. Please join us if you can at 10:30 next Wednesday, the 5th of August, at the grate in the south end of Ravenna Park where the Creek now goes down the drain.
    • Monday, June 22, 1998, 10:15 a.m.
      There will be a City Council briefing on Ravenna Creek Daylighting on Monday morning, June 22, at 10:15. To confirm time, call 386-9011. It will be in the City Council Chambers, 11th floor, Municipal Building. At that time, Councilmembers Conlin and Licata will be introducing a resolution on behalf of the Creek, allowing the Alliance to proceed with fundraising and providing some level of funding.
    • Beginning April 1998
      Show your support for Ravenna Creek by sending a postcard to the Seattle City Councilmembers.
    • Saturday, December 13, 1997, 10 a.m.
      The 4th Annual Holly Hunt in Ravenna Park will be held Saturday, December 13, 1997, from 10 a.m. to Noon. Meet at the picnic shelter just beyond the south end of the 20th Avenue NE Bridge.
    • Thursday, October 9, 1997, 7 p.m.
      A public hearing on daylighting Ravenna Creek will be held Thursday, October 9, at 7 p.m. at the QFC in University Village in northeast Seattle. Let your opinion be heard. The hearing is being held by METRO, which is now part of King County Dept. of Natural Resources. For more information call Mary Rabourn of KCDNR at 296-1977 or call the Ravenna Creek Alliance at 525-3004.
    • Sunday, December 15, 1996, 9 a.m. Holiday Holly Hunt in Ravenna Park. Meet at the picnic shelter.
    • Monday, December 2, 1996, 7:30 p.m. Meeting at the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Avenue NE. Agenda: Update on the Daylighting Project, the recent article in the PI, slides of 'before' and 'after' of other projects in the area as well as California and Denmark.
    • Friday, November 1, 1996 New web site and email address announced.
    • Tuesday, July 16, 1996, 7-9 p.m. King County and its consultant, SvR Design Company, are conducting an engineering feasibility study. They will present current findings at a public meeting. The meeting will be held at the Ravenna/Bryant Senior Center. The center is located at 2121 NE 68th St., directly north of the Ravenna/Eckstein Community Center. The entrace is located on the west side of the building. Please utilize street parking.
    • Sunday, May 12, 1996, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ravenna Creek Festival at the Ballfield North of NE 55th Street. Music, stories of long ago, walk the chalk walk along the proposed future route of the Creek, bring a picnic to the Park, visit Creek Projects by Latona and Bryant students, learn more about the Ravenna Creek Daylighting Project, check out the new tree frog ponds, plants new trees where the big trees used to be and the Big Fish will be here!!! All Day!!!
    • Wednesday, November 15, 1995, 7:30 p.m. Fall Meeting at the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Avenue NE in the Stage Room. Agenda: Update on the Daylighting Project, Plan for reestablishment of Pacific tree frogs in Ravenna Park, and Options for improving existing (and future) creek ecology.
    • Wednesday, December 7, 1994, 7:15 p.m. A vision of the future, presented by the dozen landscape architects and civil engineers who prepared it. Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E.

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