Upcoming Events

Eastlake Tree Walk, led by Arthur Lee Jacobson Sat., April 1, 10 a.m. to noon, beginning at Roanoke Street-end Park (corner of Fairview Ave. E. and E. Roanoke St.). The Eastlake Community Council has engaged the renowned Arthur Lee Jacobson, author of Trees of Seattle and many other books. Refreshments begin at 9:30 a.m. If you want Jacobson’s quick take on identification or diagnosis of trees, shrubs, and other plants, he encourages you to bring a twig or photo.

What to do about Eastlake’s land rush and building frenzy Tues., April 4, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. Find out what City policies are fueling the destruction and how they can be changed to protect livability, affordability, and parking.

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 ($5 suggested, on-line at http://eastlakeseattle.org). Volunteers are again 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.

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 more information, see the “trees” page in column at right.

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 Case from the rat control program of the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health.

Public meeting on public safety, emergency preparedness, and planning for July 4 Tuesday, June 13, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School. See web pages in column at right.

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