HNA meeting tonight: WSDOT representatives will also be joining us

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Mar 20, 2024, 12:34:21 PMMar 20
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There will be some WSDOT representatives at the neighborhood meeting  to answer questions about the interchange project. I am passing along the following links. The first is the registration for WSDOT’s next quarterly update meeting, on March 26 at noon:



The second link is to the interchange project webpage:


Hope to see you in person or via Zoom (see link below) at our next general meeting on Wednesday, March 20, in the Peter Kirk room at City Hall, south entrance, at 7PM.  John Tymcyszyn, Kirkland's new council member will give a short talk (and also WSDOT to answer any questions about construction/traffic) and then we will have time to get to know each other, bring up any neighborhood topics of interest and have some snacks.  

City of Kirkland Volunteer Opportunities

There are two types of volunteer opportunities with the City of Kirkland: One-time or Ongoing

1.     One-time:

Do not require an application, reference checks, or background check. This is for events that are no more than a one-day commitment (i.e. Fourth of July parade).

These opportunities are advertised in our Volunteer newsletter which you can subscribe to here.

2.     Ongoing:

Require individuals to fill out an application here. The onboarding process includes two reference checks and a background check. What categorizes an ongoing volunteer opportunity is the minimum time commitment needed to be successful in the position – typically 2-3 hours/week for six months or longer.

There are many ongoing volunteer opportunities available in more detail on the website linked here. Again, the newsletter is the best way to learn about one-time volunteer opportunities that come and go throughout the year. Below I’m listing the one-time opportunities that are always available:

Green Kirkland Partnership

GKP engages the community to restore natural areas in City of Kirkland parks. Visit the Green Kirkland website to see a calendar of upcoming stewardship events and to register to volunteer for fun, hands-on outdoor service in your local park!

Registration and waiver requirements are located on the Green Kirkland website. Visit the ‘What to Expect’ page for more information for youth volunteers, volunteering as a group and ongoing opportunities with Green Kirkland.

Program Information:

Storm Drain Marking

Storm drain marking volunteers (individual or small group) assist the City in marking any remaining unmarked street storm drains. We provide you prefabricated "Only Rain Down the Drain" rubber decals and an assigned area. At your convenience and during dry conditions, you affix the decals to the adjacent sidewalk.

Great for individuals, teen-parent teams and families. This assignment is weather-dependent but highly flexible.

Parks Beautification Program

The Park Beautification Program provides opportunities for individuals, families, and groups to volunteer in their favorite parks throughout the year weeding flower beds, planting perennial flowers, cleaning educational signage, raking beaches, picking up litter, and finding ways to team up with Parks Management staff to make Kirkland’s parks even more beautiful, welcoming, inclusive, and fun. These are one-time projects ranging from 2-3 hours each. No experience is needed and all tools and training will be provided. Learn more about the Parks Beautification Program here

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