Families, educators and community members are invited to help imagine and create programming for a new Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC) at St Edward State Park. The EERC will host a public meeting on Thursday, February 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m at Kenmore City Hall (18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028).
Meeting at Kenmore City Hall regarding stewardship opportunities at St. Edward Park if we make our voices heard as a community! Join the conversations!
There will be a second meeting this coming Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Kenmore City Hall regarding the creation of the Environmental Education and Research Center at St. Edward Park. Susan Carlson sent me the email below. PERK Board members participated at the first meeting held at UW Bothell on January 23, 2019. Daniels' Hotel project at the historic Seminary Building is moving forward. How the surrounding trails/darkness/wetlands/streams/trees/natural habitat at St. Edward Park (and its surrounding habitat on the shores of Lake Washington) will be protected is at stake now. Who will be the stewards of the park? Who will do the research to describe the state of nature that presently exists at St. Edward Park, so that it may be protected and restored for future generations? Your input is welcomed. Many opportunities to comment exist, such as voicing preferences on what will ultimately happen to the existing "ballfield" open space that some want to stay green and the present city council has wanted to turn into an artificially lighted, artificially turfed field? We need voices to state their preferences at these meetings, so that the St. Edward State Park Environmental Education and Research Center can do its best job of creating relevant education and research. I hope it will help organizations like PERK foster environmental education and protection far into the future. We are hoping to protect threatened or endangered species. Habitat is needed to do so. If we want to promote protection of salmon in our streams, marbled murrelets in our trees and orcas in our Puget Sound, we must protect habitat in our connected habitats, from St. Edward Park all the way to Puget Sound. We need to learn how best to do that via partnerships and community education. Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney, President of PERK.
St. Edward State Park Environmental Education and Research Center
Public Meeting Announcement
Fabulous DAY in Kenmore! SEEKING DATA and promoting environmental education. July 12 PERK (perkinkenmore.org)hosted 20 UW Tacoma Math Science Leadership Camp students in Kenmore to do real science with mentors from the UW Tacoma and our PERK Community! After their data collection, students shared lunch with the community at City Hall and enjoyed speeches and inspiring discussions with UW Tacoma Counselors/Scientists/Mentors, Professor Robin Evans-Agnew, Mayor David Baker, our local Scientist Mentors/Speakers/Hosts, Richard Honour, Joan Hardy, David Bain, Jean Reid, Steve Colwell, Clyde Merriwether, David Ruggerone, Janet Hays, Patrick O'Brien, Hitoshi Maruyama and Jim Myers. Thank you to all, including Melodi, Leslie, Bryan (for this fabulous photo), City Manager Rob Karlinsey as well as City Council for a letting us use the City Council Chambers for the wrap up of a wonderful day.
STAY TUNED: The results of the July 12 2017 one day air monitoring experiments the Students conducted will be presented on July 28, 2017 at UW Tacoma Campus from 2pm-4pm. If interested in attending, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For us all to consider: Do we want to have a full fledged air monitoring program initiated in our community? We need resources to do so.... read more ...
How Good is Our Air ?
On July 12, 2017, 7th Graders in UW Tacoma Math Science Leadership program will be performing an air monitoring exercise in the Kenmore area. This one day event is an effort to raise awareness of industrial pollutants in our residential area and what risks they may pose to our health.
The students will be at various sites around town from 10:30am (Log Boom Park) to 12:30 (City Hall) taking air samples and questioning passersby regarding health issues. From 12:30 to 1:20 they will be at Kenmore City Hall hearing local speakers discuss our regional pollution issues. If you see them out sampling, say hello, take their survey, or stop in at the City Hall to say hi and listen to the speakers.
Results from the study will be available the following week and the students will be presenting their findings at University of Washington Tacoma.
This event is being hosted by PERK – People for an Environmentally Responsible Kenmore. For further information about the event or the results contact:
Elizabeth Mooney 206-979-3999
check LakeWashington.us for results after 7/17/17.
as well as this PERK website, which does provide EMAILED UPDATES if you wish - register in the upper right corner of our home page.
Come and voice your opinion about the open space field at St. Edward State Park in Kenmore!
Kenmore wants to place an artificially lighted artificial turf Little League field in place of the grassy open space where deer, frogs, bats, birds and nature reside, where people walk and picnic in relative peace and quiet, where the skies are dark at night, and where teams play games and camps conduct environmental education. Speak up on June 12, 2017 at public comment, if you wish. Thank you!