Welcome to Community News! You can find the newsletter online with links to program details, at the UA News website. To see previous versions of the Unincorporated Area Community Newsletter visit the archives.
Learn what King County is working on in your community. The Community Service Areas (CSA) website includes descriptions of King County projects underway or planned for 2017, in the seven unincorporated CSAs. Work plans detail the projects and identify the King County staff contact .
Engage with King County
Green to Cedar Rivers Trail community meeting
Learn about King County Parks’ efforts to develop the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail – an 11-mile-long corridor connecting the Cedar River Trail to Flaming Geyser State Park in south King County. The meeting will be on Jan. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple Valley. For more information and to sign up for project alerts, visit the G2C webpage.
Take Winter By Storm
As winter settles in across King County, we can expect more snow, ice and cold wind. Make sure you and your family are prepared for winter's worst. Look for checklists and tips on the Take Winter by Storm website.
It's open enrollment time
King County is currently experiencing a mumps outbreak with over 50 people coming down with this painful disease. Mumps is characterized by painful swelling of the cheeks and jaw, along with more common symptoms such as fever and headache. While most people recover from mumps within a few weeks, it can cause serious inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, along with deafness, so make sure that your family is protected with appropriate immunization. Learn more about mumps vaccination at the Public Health Insider.
Does your car drip?
On-site septic systems management plan
Snoqualmie Valley/Northeast King County Area
Tolt-MacDonald Park barn rehabilitation update
Damaged siding on the barn at Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation has been removed and replaced, and structural elements damaged by water have been repaired. Painting of the barn will continue through December and the roof replacement is planned for 2017. The barn will remain closed during repairs and is expected to reopen next summer.
Fall City Community Association meeting
Jan. 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Fall City Fire Station, 4301 334th Place Southeast in Fall City. Monthly board meeting, open to the public. For more information visit the Fall City Community Association website or contact Ashley Glennon.
Southeast King County Area
Green Valley/Lake Holm Association
Jan. 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Drive in Black Diamond. Agenda items include committee updates on transportation, environmental, and safety issues. Open to the public. For more information, or to subscribe to our mailing list, email the Green Valley/Lake Holm Association. Follow us on Twitter.
Vashon/Maury Island Area
Maury Island Natural Area restoration update
Work to remove invasive vegetation and replant approximately three acres in the Maury Island Natural Area will be wrapping up by the end of December. King County Parks is doing this work in order to comply with our agreed order with the Washington Department of Ecology to clean up contaminated soil at the site. For more information and to sign up for updates, visit the website.
Vashon Social Services Network
Jan. 3, 9 - 11 a.m. at J.G. Commons, 17300 96th Place Southwest, on Vashon. Monthly meeting of human and social services providers on Vashon-Maury Island. Open to the public. For more information, visit the website.
CSA Vashon Days
Jan. 3, 1 - 6 p.m. at the Vashon Community Service Center, 10011 SW Bank Rd. on Vashon. Come meet your Community Service Areas representative, Bong Sto. Domingo. He'll open the community center to provide information and resources to residents of the island. To make an appointment email Bong Sto. Domingo, or call 206-351-8071.
West King County Area
White Center Shelter update
King County and the White Center Shelter Task Force are continuing to meet to plan for the opening of a temporary shelter at the former Public Health Clinic in White Center for families experiencing homelessness. Mary’s Place will operate the shelter opening in early 2017 to provide shelter, meals, hygiene services and connections to housing, healthcare, employment, and other services. Updates will be posted on the website.
White Center programs for at-risk youth honored
The Metropolitan King County Council recently recognized two at-risk youth programs based in White Center. Councilmembers honored members of the Greater King County Police Activities League White Center Boxing Club and the White Center Teen Program Aztecs Soccer team with an official County recognition highlighting their athletic successes and contribution to the community. Read the Council’s news release to learn more.
Steve Cox Memorial Park stadium rehabilitation
King County Parks is rehabilitating Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center. Work will include structural seismic upgrades, metal roof panel replacement, concrete patch repairs, wall surface treatments, and grandstand light fixture replacement. The rehabilitation is expected to be completed by the end of February, in time for the start of the baseball season.
North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting
Jan. 5, 7 - 9 p.m. at the North Highline Fire District Training Center, 1243 SW 112th Street in Seattle. Monthly meeting of North Highline's volunteer community council. The council provides leadership in promoting, resolving and discussing community needs. For more information, check the North Highline UAC website or contact Liz Giba.
Skyway Solutions board meeting
Jan. 3, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at 13470 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, in Seattle. A community based organization whose mission is to promote community-building, equitable development and neighborhood revitalization. Monthly board meeting. Open to the public. For more information, vist the Skyway Solutions website or contact Michael Majeed.
West Hill Community Association Board meeting
Jan. 11, 7-9 p.m. at the Skyway Fire District 20, 12417 76th Ave. So. in Seattle. Monthly board meeting of residents in West Hill, often features guest speakers in addition to community reports and information from a variety of local organizations. Open to the public. Check the West Hill Community Association website or Facebook for details. For more information contact Sonja Bowden.
West Hill Community Association Quarterly meeting
Jan. 17, 7-9 p.m. at the Skyway Fire District 20, 12417 76th Ave. So. in Seattle. Monthly board meeting of residents in West Hill. Guests include representatives from King County Roads and the King County Community Service Area program. In addition, a variety of community reports and information from local organizations will be presented. Open to the public. Check the West Hill Community Association website or Facebook for details. For more information contact Sonja Bowden.
West Hill Business Association meeting
Jan. 17, 9 a.m., Skyway VFW, 7421 S 126th St., in Seattle. A monthly meeting of the business community of West Hill. Open to the public. For more information contact Cynthia Lamothe.