BALNA April 4th Meeting: Potluck & Shoreline PROS plan update

Kick off springtime by getting more acquainted with the neighborhood association and future plans for Shoreline parks and recreation!

BALNA’s April 4th meeting starts at 7:00pm with a potluck* social, followed by City of Shoreline guest speakers:  Eric Friedli, Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, Maureen Colaizzi, Park Project Coordinator, and Christine Southwick, PRCS/Tree Board who joins us to discuss the City’s update process for the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan and get feedback from attendees.

Over the next several months you will be invited to share your ideas in a variety of ways: by participating in neighborhood association meetings, answering survey questions, attending open houses, workshops, and focus groups, and responding to an online questionnaire. The City invites you to take a grateful look at the past, set an imaginative eye toward the future, and join the conversation at

Also, the City will update us on the upcoming King Conservation District (KCD) Urban Forest Health Management Program project that will assess the urban forest at Brugger’s Bog and Ballinger Open Space, create a management plan, develop a stewardship plan that can help guide volunteer efforts to help maintain the natural resources within these parks. City Council will review the proposed agreement between KCD and the City on Monday, April 4. A link to the staff report and attached agreement and scope of work can be found on the City Council Live and Video Council Meetings webpage under the agenda for Monday, April 4, 2016.

*This is also a BALNA potluck meeting, with Board members bringing food to share. So arrive a little before 7:00 to grab a bite before we start our speaker presentation at 7:15pm.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet some fellow Ballinger area neighbors and learn how you can influence Shoreline’s new 20-year plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Plan (PROS).

Event is Monday, April 4, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the North City Water District (1510 NE 177th St, Shoreline).

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