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FCGMV Secures $100,000 Grant for Cheasty Greenspace Trails and Bike Park!

On Monday, September 28, Seattle City Council approved a $100,000 grant for the Cheasty Greenspace Trails and Bike Park.  The Friends of Cheasty Greenspace Mt. View (FCGMV) thank City Council for accepting the results of the Department of Parks and Recreation’s thorough public design process and the Board of Park Commissioners second approval of the … read more

Reminder: Sunday, Sept 20 @ 12 PM – Bike Ride!

Cheasty Boulevard Bike Ride

Sunday, September 20 @ 12PM

Meet at the open space at the top of Cheasty Boulevard where our restoration events gather.

Sunday, September 20 is the Mount Baker Town Center Street Festival.  SDOT has closed Cheasty Boulevard and Mount Baker Boulevard, as an extension to the last day of Bicycle Sundays! 

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Neighborhoods Committee said Yes!

Friends, today City Council’s Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee voted unanimously in favor of releasing the $100k DON Large Fund grant we were awarded last year for the Cheasty Greenspace Trails & Bike Park pilot project! We are so grateful to the many supporters who came to City Hall today to speak in support

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City Council Vote Thursday, September 17 @ 2:00 PM – Come and Show Your Support!

We need your voice this week to tell City Council that it is time to VOTE YES for Cheasty Trails and Bike Park!  Please come to this meeting and share your comments on our community’s project:

Thursday, September 17  @ 2:00 PM
Council Chamber, Second Floor, Seattle City Hall
600 4th Avenue, 98104

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District 2 City Council Candidate Positions on Greenspaces —

The Friends of Cheasty Greenspace/MtView believe that our city’s greenspaces provide ecological benefits to flora, fauna, and humans.  Our greenspaces provide wildlife habitat and give surrounding neighborhoods the potential for access to nature and opportunities for responsible recreation that will benefit their health, well-being, and vitality.  We sent out a survey asking our District 2 read more

Greenbelt Supplemental Use Guidelines

Welcome King 5 News Viewers,

The Park Department’s proposed Natural Area and Greenbelt Supplemental Use Guidelines (revision memo) (proposed guidelines) are designed to provide a clear, public process for evaluating the ever changing needs of Seattle and its greenspaces.  These guidelines, had they been in place at the beginning of … read more

You shouldn’t have to commute to commune.

We at FCGMV strongly agree with For Better or For Worse today, in that you should not have to commute to commune with nature.

(c) www.fborfw.com 2015

(c) www.fborfw.com 2015

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VetBikes.org’s Letter of Support

On Independence Day, VetBikes.org‘s Board Treasurer, Jesse Sycuro, wrote a letter of support for trails in Cheasty Greenspace.  The letter is reproduced below.


VetBikes.org

July 4th, 2015

Dear Seattle Councilmembers and Seattle Parks Board,

On behalf of VetBikes.org, I am writing to express our organization’s support for the restoration and enhancement of Cheasty Greenspace.  … read more

Washington Student Cycling League’s Letter of Support

The Washington Student Cycling League’s Executive Director Lisa Miller wrote a letter of support for Cheasty Greenspace on June 2, 2015.  The letter is reproduced below:


 

Washington Student Cycling League
P.O. Box 22187
Seattle, WA 98122
p. 206-291-7773 | f. 206-577-4564
www.washingtonleague.org
Empowering youth through mountain biking, one mile at a time

June 2, … read more

New Rainier Vista’s Letter of Support

The New Rainier Vista Homeowner’s Association has written two Letters of Support over the last year: on July 21, 2014, and March 26, 2015.  They are reproduced below:


 

Marian Landa, Board President And all Board Members
New Rainier Vista HOA
2862 S Nevada St.
Seattle, WA 98108

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  • Facebook Posts

    5 days ago

    Benjamin Grider

    Still noting the "Bike Park" designation in the name of this group. Is that still a developing reality or a pipe dream? ...

     

    Comment on Facebook

    Still a developing reality!

    Benjamin: The last official update on this project was in May 2017 on the Seattle Parks website: www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/cheasty-mountain-bike/pedestrian-trail-pilot-project The project is still a developing reality at this time, but it has been slower than desired due to politics. Stay tuned to this page for news over the coming months.

    Aha. Thought I hadn't seen an update in a while. Worried it's 5-10 out still and with quickly growing kiddos on bikes was hoping they'd have an opportunity to play in the neighborhood - we're Beacon locals. But alas we will still slog up to Duthie or down to Swan Creek for the foreseeable future.

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    SATURDAY is our monthly work part at Cheasty Main! Meet at Vista View Park at 9am for breakfast and Tin Umbrella coffee (or hot cocoa), and then we'll go after a section in the woods above Vista View Park. Wear your boots and work clothing, we've got the tools and gloves.

    Meet: View Point Park: 28th Ave S & S Nevada St
    Breakfast: 9am
    Party wraps up: 12pm
    All ages welcome, no experience necessary!

    PS: Saturday Nov 4 is Green Seattle Day and the Lantern Walk! Get set for a full day of tree planting at Cheasty and an evening walk with lanterns!

    PPS: This little gal is a Bewick's Wren, she flits around in the understory at Cheasty. Keep your eyes peeled for a sighting!
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    SATURDAY is our monthly work part at Cheasty Main! Meet at Vista View Park at 9am for breakfast and Tin Umbrella coffee (or hot cocoa), and then we'll go after a section in the woods above Vista View Park. Wear your boots and work clothing, we've got the tools and gloves.

    Meet: View Point Park: 28th Ave S & S Nevada St
    Breakfast: 9am
    Party wraps up: 12pm

    PS: Saturday Nov 4 is Green Seattle Day and the Lantern Walk! Get set for a full day of tree planting at Cheasty and an evening walk with lanterns!

    PPS: This little gal is a Bewick's Wren, she flits around in the understory at Cheasty. Keep your eyes peeled for a sighting!
    ...

    SATURDAY is our monthly work part at Cheasty Main!  Meet at Vista View Park at 9am for breakfast and Tin Umbrella coffee (or hot cocoa), and then well go after a section in the woods above Vista View Park. Wear your boots and work clothing, weve got the tools and gloves.

Meet: View Point Park: 28th Ave S & S Nevada St
Breakfast: 9am
Party wraps up: 12pm

PS: Saturday Nov 4 is Green Seattle Day and the Lantern Walk! Get set for a full day of tree planting at Cheasty and an evening walk with lanterns! 

PPS: This little gal is a Bewicks Wren, she flits around in the understory at Cheasty. Keep your eyes peeled for a sighting!

    3 weeks ago

    Friends of Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View

    As the days get shorter and nights grow longer, we walk together carrying lanterns to celebrat the bright spirit of our community!

    The annual Lantern Walk welcomes everyone to walk and sing and strengthen our community ties walking as one through Rainier Vista and the HazelNut Loop Trail in Cheasty Greenspace at Mt. View. Music and luminarias and forest ushers will make this fun for all!

    Free lantern making workshop takes place before the walk from 4 to 6pm in Central Park [Lantern making workshops also take place on Nov 3 in Rainier Vista at 4:30pm, and Nov 4 at Eileen Fisher RENEW at 10:30am] Join us for hot cider and snacks and a bonfire after the walk!

    Lantern Walk 2017November 4, 2017, 6:00pmCentral Park at Rainier Vista, 29th Ave. S and S. Genesee St.As the days get shorter and nights grow longer, we walk together carrying lanterns to celebrat the bright spirit of our community!

    The annual Lantern Walk welcomes everyone to walk and sing and strengthen our community ties walking as one through Rainier Vista and the HazelNut Loop Trail in Cheasty Greenspace at Mt. View. Music and luminarias and forest ushers will make this fun for all!

    Free lantern making workshop takes place before the walk from 4 to 6pm in Central Park [Lantern making workshops also take place on Nov 3 in Rainier Vista at 4:30pm, and Nov 4 at Eileen Fisher RENEW at 10:30am] Join us for hot cider and snacks and a bonfire after the walk!
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    Lantern Walk 2017
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