On Saturday, September 9, 2023, the gardening ladies (plus Liam) of the Northwest Neighborhood took to the dirt and planted the new phase of the native plant garden planting day at Drew Nielsen Park.
Take a look next time you walk or cruise by the park. It is delightful.
We are so grateful for the support the neighborhood has shown by contributing funds, and time, and supporting Mother of All Garage Sales in 2023.
Major kudos to our immediate park neighbors, Northwest Chair Holly James, and Jenny Gialenes, for keeping us on track and getting this done. Also, thanks to Brad Chenoweth from Everett Parks for stewarding our project at the city.
NWN invites neighborhood children ages 1-10 to Drew Nielsen Park on Saturday, April 8 at 10am *sharp* for our annual Easter egg hunt tradition! Bring your own basket and hunt for candy-filled eggs with your family. The park will be divided into two hunting areas: one for preschoolers and younger, and one for elementary school-aged kids. Come enjoy some donuts and coffee, and take pictures with the Easter Bunny!
Please note: You will want to arrive BEFORE the 10am start time and assemble in the alley between the sides of the park. If you show up after 10am SHARP, the eggs will probably be gone!
The NORTHWEST clean up happened on Saturday, June 18 from 10-2pm at Everett Community College. Thanks to everyone who came to help keep our neighborhood clean. And, thanks to everyone who donated to help us cover the costs. We’ll provide a wrap up once the event is settled. On the day, we took in $880 in donations. THANKS!
Who: ONLY NW Neighborhood Neighbors. ID will be required and checked. You MUST live with in our boundaries to dump. $10 donation is requested. When: Saturday, June 18th. Rain or Shine! 10am to 2 pm or until dumpsters are full! Where: EvCC Parking Lot next to White Horse Hall. Corner of 10th and Broadway. (982 Broadway) Same parking lot as last year. What: Junk & debris, Yard Waste, Furniture, and wood scrap.
Special Guest: Brad Chenoweth, Everett Parks Department – Topic: Native Plant Garden
We were back at Everett Community College, Whitehorse Hall, Room 105 at 6:30pm for our second in person meeting with coffee and cookies. For those who wanted to watch virtually, we had the Zoom Meeting up, and livestreamed it to our Facebook page.
Brad reviewed the planting plan, species, and timing for the plan. As a group, we voted to move forward with this plan in two phases, and that the fundraising from the 2022 Mother of All Garage Sales will fund phase 1.
He also addressed the trees on Colby, and the plan is to plant three species of trees – beech, elm, and one more into the half block of 1700 Colby.
The annual matching amount has been reduced from $2000 to $1000. Applications are due March 7th. The Steering Committee will work out the numbers.
It was decided that we will send a formal letter to the City to express our frustration at the reduction of services, and opportunity, for the neighborhood system to function.
We have $10,500 in the bank, and $400 in PayPal. We are grateful to our donors who help us maintain things like Zoom, Constant Contact, storage, and provide money so that we can do projects that better our neighborhood, and grow community.
The June 17 meeting focused on summer safety including a discussion about the racing and loud cars that hang out at the marina and cruise beyond the speed limit through our neighborhood streets. The short answer is to call 911 to get the incident logged. Patrols increase when we tell them that something is wrong. Don’t hesitate to make a report.
We also heard directly Mateo an RN and NW neighbor about the impact of one of the negotiating pieces – staff at Providence Hospital paying for parking. Likely, it would mean more cars on the street. Remember, blocks of residents can petition the city to have parking time limits on their blocks utilizing parking permits. It’s up to them to file for such a change. Email the neighborhood with any questions. You can pick up signs to support the healthcare staff at 1607 Rockerfeller Ave from Matt’s house.
We also had a spontaneous report from our State Senator June Robinson on the historic and productive legislative session.
We hear from Everett City Councilmember Paul Roberts about the budget, Rethink Housing and Transit updates, and progress on the Climate Change Action Plan including Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure.
Emily shared that there is a summer reading program with the library and netbooks and wifi/hotspots can be rented for three weeks at a time via the Everett Public Library. More information here.
Also, this was the last meeting until September. We’re taking the summer off!
Kari shared the various events happening in Northwest this summer and we hope to see people out and about, vaccinated and masked if needed for the environment.
June 23rd – ribbon cutting for new fishing dock near the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal.