Here’s some information on an important “neighborhood” environmental issue here in my backyard. (Tip of the hat to Ross Freeman of American Rivers for the info.)
>Discovery Park, in the northwest corner of Seattle, is the city’s largest park and offers breathtaking views of the Olympic Mtns from sandy bluffs overlooking Puget Sound. Thousands of families visit this peaceful open space every week to relax, hike, birdwatch, attend educational programs, or simply enjoy Nature.
>In 1973, the City acquired part of an old military base and transformed it into this wonderful urban park. Surprisingly, this protected landscape is now at risk.
>The Navy still owns several dozen acres within the Park and has recently agreed to sell them to a commercial housing developer, known as American Eagle. They may build over 100 new private homes within the Park! Tell them No!
>For more info, see:
>The Magnolia Community Club will use all of its general meeting on September 9th to address this topic.
>Join us to demand that this land be returned to the public. The Navy and the Developer will have representatives at this meeting!
>WHEN: 7pm on Thurs Sept 9th
>WHERE: Catherine Blaine School, 2550 34th Avenue West, in the Magnolia Neighborhood
>CONTACT: Paul Bannick, 206-213-0330 x17, pbannick@AmericanRivers.org