ARBOR DAY / EARTH DAY ACTIVITY
Each year, the Renton Community Services Dept. and the Parks Dept. conduct a celebration of these two days by hosting an enhancement project at one of Renton’s parks or other public areas. Typically, about 200 citizens from throughout Renton turn out.
This year’s activity will take place on Saturday, April 27th , at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The location is the brand-new May Creek Trail, located at 4260 Lake Washington Blvd. North (at the May Creek Bridge). The Parks Dept. staff will have a variety of projects lined up, including planting of native trees and shrubs, and other easy tasks. At the conclusion of the projects (around noon), a hot dog lunch will be served!
Volunteers should dress for whatever weather we have on that day, and it’s a good idea to bring a suitable pair of work gloves. All tools will be provided by the Parks Dept.
Please call the Renton Community Services Dept. at 425-430-6600 to register (and be sure to mention that you are a Kennydale resident). Minors 17 years and younger must have a “Permission Form” signed by a parent or guardian, and minors 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The permission form can be found below.
We invite you to join with your family, friends or co-workers and participate in this event. You will find it to be a very rewarding experience, and the results of your efforts will be very visible and much appreciated by all who utilize the trail!
KNA NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Tuesday, April 23rd (Please note the new date!) at 6:45 pm*
At Kennydale Elementary School, 1700 NE 28th Street
Special Guest Speakers
Don Custer ~ Renton’s Mayor 1964 – 1970 and current volunteer historian for the Renton Historical Museum.
Don will share his knowledge of Kennydale and Renton to give you an accurate and humorous historical perspective on current events…..not only what happened, but also why it happened…so come prepared with your questions!
Larry Reymann ~ Chairman of the Renton Community Services / Park Board and long-time Kennydale resident.
Larry will tell us about his work in environmental restoration of the May Creek Watershed, and about the new May Creek trailhead at Lake Washington Blvd., including a look ahead to possibilities for future extension of the trail.
All kennydale residents are invited to attend this Quarterly Neighborhood Meeting, and we encourage your participation and questions!
* Please plan to arrive at 6:45 pm so that you can check in, get some refreshments and chat with your neighbors prior to the start of the meeting at 7:00 pm sharp!
…….more about our guest speakers ~
After his service as Renton’s Mayor, Don Custer operated the family’s hardware business, and then became a State Planner in Olympia, and then an assistant to Mayor DeLaurenti, and numerous other endeavors. In addition to his current work at the Renton Historical Museum, he teaches a current events course to Seniors at the Burien Community Center.
Larry Reymann has been heavily involved in the environmental restoration of the May Creek Watershed for many years and the Renton parks Board for the
past five years. Part of his work is to perform an annual count of the various salmon species that run on May Creek.
KNA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Kennydale and fostering community spirit.