OUR PROJECT THIS YEAR is
planting trees in the gap by the north end of the creek, to provide
shade and re-forest the area. Trees and some tools will be provided.
Bring gloves, and dress for the weather (and for the mud). For
more information, and to reserve a shovel, please call Barbara
Come celebrate Ravenna Creek! Walk the proposed future
route; See Creek projects by Bryant and Latona students; Enjoy
music, stories, a 25 foot salmon (!), and sunshine
RBCA and its members have been hard at work on many
issues to preserve the things we all value in our neighborhood,
such as fighting cellular telephone antennas, preserving our residential
neighborhoods, and keeping parks safe and clean. We want new members,
and new volunteers to distribute the Newsletter and work on a
variety of projects. Annual dues are only $10.00, and allow us
to continue distributing this Newsletter and keep you informed.
Return this form with your dues to: Ravenna-Bryant Community
Association, Ravenna Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave.
NE, Seattle, WA 98115
AREAS OF INTEREST OR CONCERN:
TREE PLANTING & CREEK FESTIVAL COMING TO RAVENNA
Ravenna Park will be bustling with activity on Sunday, May 12,
as the RBCA Ravenna Park Clean-Up and the Ravenna Creek Festival
take place. The Ravenna Park Clean-Up project this year
is planting trees around Ravenna Creek for shade and reforestation.
The tree planting will go on from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Meet at the
picnic shelter or follow the "Tree Stewards at Work"
signs to the work site in the ravine.
The tree planting is being co-sponsored by the Tree Stewards and
the Friends of Ravenna Park. The Parks Department will provide
tools and trees. Barbara Warren is
coordinating the event. If you plan to attend, or want more information,
you can contact her at 523-6186. Come out and honor your
Mother Earth on Mother's Day!
The Ravenna Creek Festival runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Activities include tours of the current and future creek routes, viewing of the new tree frog ponds, projects by Latona and Bryant School students, and a 25 foot salmon (sculpture). All that, plus music and storytelling. Come by, and see the creek, Creek supporters, and several of your elected officials. For more information, call the Ravenna Creek Alliance at 525-3004.
RAM RESTAURANT PROJECT ON HOLD
The developer proposing to construct a new restaurant run by Ram
International at the intersection of 30th Avenue NE and NE 50th
Street has, for the time being, shelved plans to build on the
site. The restaurant, which was the subject of discussion at an
RBCA meeting in January, required back-in angle parking on both
sides. The Department of Construction and Land Use (DCLU) indicated
that it would be unlikely to approve that parking scheme, leaving
the future of the project uncertain.
PROPOSAL THREATENS SAFETY ON BURKE GILMAN TRAIL
In 1990, developers received a Master Use Permit (MUP) to construct
a mixed use
building at 2301 NE Blakeley Street (known formerly as Pioneer
Oil). This site is located next to the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Developers recently revived the proposal. The major flaw in the plan: the building's driveway would cross the Trail! That's correct -- 8,000 walkers, runners, skaters and bikers a day will face the threat of cars crossing the trail in front of them, at a place where visibility along the trail is poor. RBCA has been trying to get some answers about the plan, and the revival of a six year old master use permit. To voice your objection, call or write to Cheryl Waldman, DCLU at 233-3861
Looking to Volunteer some Time to Help Your Neighborhood???
If so, here are a couple opportunities. First, RBCA has been approached about the possibility of joining in a neighborhood planning effort with the Roosevelt District, our "urban village" neighbors to the west. If you're interested in such an effort, call Brian Peyton, 729-1049.
Also, we are searching for potential new Board members.
Duties include one meeting a month, helping with newsletter distribution,
and being concerned and thoughtful about the community you live
in. If interested, call Brian Peyton.
RAVENNA-BRYANT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Ravenna Eckstein Community Center
6535 Ravenna Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115