Bruggers Bog Work Party July 23rd 2017

Join Washington Native Plant Society, Ballinger neighborhood restoring native plants and renewing a healthy stream! Time to be announced.

What to bring: Gloves, Pruners and Water. We’ll have extra tools too!

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Master Gardeners Hard at Work in Bruggers Bog

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BALNA Adopt-A-Road Cleanup: Sat May 27th @ 9:00 AM

Join the BALNA quarterly Adopt-a-Road clean-up. We pick up litter along 25th Ave NE and a section of 205th NE. Come out and meet some fellow Ballinger neighbors, have a nice morning walk, and help show neighborhood pride by keeping this busy roadway litter-free. It’s a quick event and students can earn volunteer time. Gloves, vests, hats and litter bags provided.

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 9:00 am.
Where To Meet: The cleanup crew meets in front of lower entrance to Aldercrest Park (25th Ave)
What Area Do We Clean: Along 25th Ave NE between Ballinger Way and NE 205th and along NE 205th from 25th to 19th.

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Ballinger Project Updates at March BALNA Meeting!

Don’t miss our next BALNA Meeting – Monday, March 6, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.  The Ballinger Neighborhood Association (BALNA) is happy to give you the opportunity to meet and hear from key City project managers about projects impacting our neighborhood: the North Maintenance Facility, 25th Avenue NE Flood Reduction, and 25th Avenue NE Sidewalks projects. Below is more detail.

This is your chance to discuss these activities directly with the project managers – meeting attendees are encouraged to ask questions and give input on these projects!

**NORTH MAINTENANCE FACILITY: Project Manager Noel Hupprich will provide an update on the current status of this project. The City has completed a preliminary design analysis for development of the Brugger’s Bog site for a new City Maintenance Facility which identified program requirements, developed multiple site layouts and estimated cost of the project at around $21 to $23M. The preliminary design analysis was presented to City Council last October and with that information, City Council directed staff to complete a separate maintenance facility location analysis. The purpose of this work is to identify other potential sites within the City that can meet the City’s maintenance needs at a lower cost or confirm that the Brugger’s Bog (North Maintenance Facility) site is the best location and value.

**25th AVE NE FLOOD REDUCTION PROJECT: Project Manager John Featherstone will provide an update on the current status of this project and likely next steps. The City is currently reviewing various a small selection of potential approaches developed to reduce flooding along 25th Avenue NE between Brugger’s Bog Park and NE 195th Street. Over the next several weeks the City will solicit feedback from numerous stakeholders (including this neighborhood) in order to help to shape and select the preferred long-term approach to reduce flooding.

**25th AVE NE SIDEWALKS PROJECT: This project will extend the sidewalk along the west side of 25th Avenue NE from NE 195th Place to NE 200th Street. The City is currently considering potentially including this sidewalk extension as either (1) part of the frontage improvements for the North Maintenance Facility, or (2) part of the improvements installed under the 25th Avenue NE Flood Reduction Project. Decisions made in the coming months for both of those projects will help to clarify the optimal timing and project association for this work.

BALNA Meeting are held at the Shoreline Water District, 1519 NE 177th St, Shoreline, WA.

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2017 Garden Plot Application now Available!

Crow and Garden It is time to get ready for the 2107 growing season! If you’re interested in having a garden plot in the BALNA Community Garden, download our 2 page application and gardener responsibilities at BALNA_CommunityGardenApplication_2017.

The 2017 garden plot fee is $30.00 for a 4 foot x 8 foot raised garden bed.

Applications are due by March 12, 2017. Complete the forms (both application and gardener responsibility page) and mail it, with payment, to N. Moreya (address on application).

If you have any questions about becoming a gardner at the BALNA Community Garden, email Joyce L. at boz2468@hotmail.com.

Spring planting is underway!

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BALNA Q1-2017 Adopt-A-Road Cleanup

Do you want an opportunity to meet your neighbors, do something with your family members, and spend a few hours outside? How about joining us for the next BALNA Adopt-A-Road cleanup!

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 am.

Where To Meet: The cleanup crew meets in front of lower entrance to Aldercrest Park (25th Ave)

What Area Do We Clean: Along 25th Ave NE between Ballinger Way and NE 205th and along NE 205th from 25th to 19th.

What To Bring: Jacket (depending on weather) and an interest in having a good time – yes, you CAN have a good time cleaning up the streets!  We provide gloves, safety vests and garbage bags.

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BALNA January 2017 Meeting + Potluck

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 from 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Ballinger Neighborhood Association’s (BALNA) first neighborhood meeting of 2017. The meeting will start at 6:45pm with a light potluck and social time, then kick into our ‘business’ of updates and planning for 2017.

BALNA meetings are held at the North City Water District, 1519 NE 177th St, Shoreline. More information about BALNA, along with agendas and minutes from prior meetings are available on our website at http://ballingerneighborhood.org.

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Don’t Miss it! Outdoor Movie Night – Aug 27, 2016

The weather is going to be perfect! Saturday, August 27, 2016 is our 8th annual Outdoor Movie Night. Come and watch Honey I Shrunk The Kids under the stars at Aldercrest Annex park. (2545 NE 200th St). Events start at 6:30 pm with crafts and activities for the kids. Movie starts at 8:30 pm. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets. No pets, please. See more details at our Movie Night page.

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BALNA Nat’l Night Out @ Brugger’s Bog

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2016

Tuesday – August 2, 2016  – 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Everyone is invited to join together at Bruggers Bog Park!  A FREE DINNER with Hot Dogs or Veggie Dogs, Side Dishes and Root Beer Floats!  Learn more about your Ballinger Neighborhood Association (BALNA)
Join with neighbors to discuss how WE CAN make Ballinger a better place!

Bringing a Side Dish for Sharing is Optional

Contact: Joyce or Stephanie with Questions:
(206) 364-1438 & (206) 353-0614

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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 www.shorelinewa.gov/prosplan.

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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Community Garden Plots Still Available – Apply Today!

There are still iCrow and Gardenindividual gardening plots available for this 2016 growing season!

If you’re interested, please download our 2 page application and gardener responsibilities list at BALNA_CommunityGardenApplication_March2016 and email it ASAP to Joyce L. at boz2468@hotmail.com. Spring planting is underway!

The 2016 garden plot fee is $35.00 for a 4 foot x 8 foot raised garden bed.

Let us know of any questions by sending an email via Contact Us

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