Celebrate Earth Day Thursday April 25 in Eastlake!

Celebrate Earth Day in Eastlake on Thursday, April 25 with the following events:

 Restore the shoreline, 9 a.m. to noon, 1600 block of Fairview Ave. E.  Meet at the corner of Eastlake Ave. E. and E. Blaine St. (near the madrone trees).  Remove weeds and trash, complete the planting beds, and wire trees from the beavers.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves.  Questions:  206-322-5463info@eastlakeseattle.org.  (Can’t make it April 25?  There’s another shoreline restoration event Sat., May 18, also 9 a.m. to noon.) 


ECC public meeting about bicycling in and through the Eastlake neighborhood — 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School (2500 Franklin Ave. E.).   The first part features Eastlake resident and Cycle Messenger World Champion Craig Etheridge, about his life with bicycles as a messenger and competitor.  (For more on Craig, see the winter 2012-13 Eastlake News.) Come with your questions and ideas, such as about bicycle equipment, pointers about riding and safety, and bicycle conditions and policies.


The second part of the meeting is open discussion about making the Eastlake neighborhood more bicycle-friendly, and any tradeoffs this involves.  Are street or pathway improvements needed?  What’s in the City’s Bicycle Master Plan for Eastlake Avenue and other bicycle routes?  Do bicycle improvements pose any tradeoffs, such as possible loss of parking for motor vehicles?  What impact would the proposed streetcar and Ride the Ducks routes have on bicyclists?  Whether or not you can come, please send your ideas or questions, to info@eastlakeseattle.org, or c/o 117 E. Louisa St. #1, Seattle, WA  98102-3278.


The above events are sponsored by the Eastlake Community Council.   For more about ECC and how to get involved, see its web site athttp://eastlakeseattle.org, e-mail info@eastlakeseattle.org or call (206) 322-5463


[Also:  a faithful volunteer who delivers the Eastlake News reminds us that the following day (Friday, April 26),  in a 7:30 p.m. concert downtown at Town Hall (8th and Seneca), the Lake Union Civic Orchestra performs Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony and a world premiere of the Pasatieri Viola Concerto.  Tickets are $18; $13 for seniors and students.  For information, click here or go to luco.org.]

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