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April 19th, 6:00 PM City Council Meeting
Municipal Court Building 10116 NE 183rd St
We will formally ask the City Council to apply for a grant at this meeting. It would be encouraging to the Council if you could attend. The purpose in attending is to show the Council you are behind them in choosing to go forward with this grant application. We really need to work together and their commitment needs to be supported by us.
Moving forward with this grant application will be a positive signal to landowners, educators, conservationists, fisheries concerns, recreation backers and all other supporters of North Creek Forest. This is a significant step in affirming our ability to accomplish something magnificent as one united community.
On April 11th we met with Cascade Land Conservancy. They are skilled in finding conservation solutions meeting the needs of multiple parties. They offered several initial suggestions, advice on matching grants, a bit of homework for us and showed an interest in engaging key parties in a dialog.
Today, April 15th, Laura Moxham representing the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office drove up from Olympia to tour the forest and discuss the application process to apply for a Land and Water Grant. She has suggested we apply for a grant that could be used to match other resources we already have. This is a big deal but we need to move quickly as the deadline for application is May 2nd. We have offered to do the work of writing the grant application but Bothell must apply for it.
City of Bothell
Steve Anderson, Deputy City Manager, offered the following helpful advice. The City Council must direct the city to make the grant application. To do that they must be informed about the cities responsibilities under the terms of the grant. So.... all grant details must be forwarded to the city in time for distribution to council members before they meet next Tuesday April 19th. This basically means getting grant details to Mr. Anderson today. [Done] There are no other meetings before the grant deadline.