Eastlake Community Council April/May Events

Eastlake egg hunt and fun run Sat., April 15 at Rogers Playfield, 2500 Eastlake Ave. Hunt begins at 11, and is followed by the fun run. Donations are welcome and needed ($5 suggested, on-line at http://eastlakeseattle.org). Thanks to Fleet Feet Sports Seattle for co-sponsoring the fun run.  Volunteers are needed to assist the Bunny in hiding eggs for kids to find. To help or if you have questions call 206-715-8762 or e-mail christyelton@gmail.com and info@eastlakeseattle.org. Sponsored by ECC.

Earth week shoreline cleanup work party Thurs., April 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Meet in front of Lake Union Drydock, 1515 Fairview Avenue E.  Employers are requested to allow their employees to stay “on the clock” while picking up litter and restoring the shoreline habitat. For information: info@eastlakeseattle.org or (206) 322-5463.

Trees in Eastlake: Why are they disappearing? Wed., April 26, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. Experts will talk about the benefits of trees and how various current public policies are threatening trees in parks, along streets and other public rights of way, and on private lands. For background, see p. 8 of the Spring Eastlake News, and to help with the Eastlake tree inventory, see the ECC web site’s tree page.  See also the April 2 Tree Walk above.

Wildlife issues in Eastlake: Raccoons, rats, otters, opossums, muskrats, owls, eagles, geese, crows, starlings, etc. Tues., May 9, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. The first speaker is Brook Zscheile of the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services branch; the second speaker is Don Pace from the rat control program of the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health.  For background, see p. 1 of the Spring Eastlake News. 

Public meeting on public safety, emergency preparedness, and planning for July 4 Tues., June 13, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School. For background, see p. 22 of the Spring Eastlake News and p. 26 of the Fall Eastlake News. 

Please circulate the above info to others.  For more about the Eastlake Community Council and how to help make and keep Eastlake a great place to live, work, and play:  http://eastlakeseattle.org.  To see or contribute photos of Eastlake scenes: http://instagram.com/eastlakeseattle.  ECC seeks volunteers to help strengthen its Facebook and Twitter presence.  Contact ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.


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