Today Dr. David Bain, Maximilian Dixon, UW Bothell student and Clark Meek, Bothell Facilities and Parks Capital Project Manager approached 99% completion of a complex Land and Water Conservation grant application Due on May 2nd. It can be applied to any part of the forest in King or Snohomish County. The money for this grant comes from a tax on off shore oil wells. This was a lot of work in a very short time span. Thanks friends.
Last week we decided to apply for a Snohomish County Conservation Futures grant too. With only a week before the application deadline we at first decided it could not be done. Silly thinking.... so we worked with Bothell and assembled the whole application in a few days creating a second stir in the city in as much time. Assistant City Manager Steve Anderson was able to get a critical document approved and signed in a few hours. Clark Meek reviewed the entire application, a thick document, and we made the deadline. As in the Land and Water application the city responded to a critical time sensitive issue decisively. Thank you everyone. But don't exhale yet...
On Tuesday one more item needs to be addressed. The Land and Water grant requires the city to pass a resolution stating that land purchased with the grant will be held in conservation in perpetuity. It's more than a technicality. Failure to pass the resolution would disqualify us from the grant process. If you go to our endorsement page you will notice there are now 5 council members who have endorsed our goals including our Mayor. So please show your support for our council members as they take this next step.
Go to the endorsement page and look at the second from the top endorsement that came in today. Be sure to download and read the letter. Thank you Derek Marks. This endorsement carries a lot of weight.
Friends will be at Bastyr Earth Day Event Saturday April 30th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Come, visit and enjoy the show organized by Cascadia Environmental Science Center.
Come to the City Council meeting. You don't need to talk and clapping is inappropriate. You just need to be one of the people who nods approval when the vote is taken. Please join us.
Thank you Friends!
May 3, 2011
City Council Meeting
Municipal Court Building
10116 NE 183rd St