World Wetlands Day Celebration
A Camp Roots Event for the Community
Wetland Biodiversity: Why It Matters
Free / bring your own lunch
Sunday, February 2, 2020 / 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Edward State Park / 14445 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
Meet at the picnic tables adjacent to the east meadow
Did you know that wetlands absorb and store stormwater, filter sediments and pollutants, reduce erosion, and sequester carbon? Did you know that 40% of all species live or breed in wetlands? Wetland biodiversity matters for clean water, storm protection, climate, environment, and life. They are worth preserving, protecting, and celebrating! We look forward to doing so with you!
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Welcome and sign in
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM: Guided Wetland Walk
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM: Forest Bathing
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Hot chocolate, cookies, and BYO Picnic
February 3rd- City Hall Special Meeting on the Saint Edward State Park Ball Field Project
Prompted by submission of our petition on January 11, 2020, the Kenmore City Council has called for a “special meeting” to be held Monday February 3, 2020, 7 pm, at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 - 68th Avenue N.E., Kenmore WA 98028. The purpose of this meeting is to hear directly from the public about whether to proceed with the proposed installation of a youth sports facility, including artificial turf and stadium lighting, on the grass field at Saint Edward State Park. If allowed to proceed, the project will intrude on the Park’s wetlands and destroy the entire wetland buffer. It will dramatically change St. Edward State Park’s natural, cultural and historic landscape, opportunities for casual recreation and environmental education, and the Park's serene character while dramatically increasing traffic and parking challenges
A large and vocal turnout at the February 3rd Special Kenmore Council Meeting is critical to ensuring that St. Edward State Park is protected for all park users in perpetuity. We are requesting that you consider the following actions.
It is very important that we visibly demonstrate the degree to which so many community members oppose a sports complex in St. Edward SP. Your presence will be valuable whether you plan to speak or not. In order to be visible to the Council, we will have Green Bandanas for everyone who supports protecting the fields and wetlands in their current, natural condition and opposes an active recreation sports complex in this central location in the Park.
We expect a big turnout. Please plan to arrive at the Kenmore City Hall no later than 6:15 so you can sign in, pick up your bandana and be assured of seating In the Council Chambers. If you come later that works too the doors are open and you can join us anytime. Your presence after 7 pm matters most.
Camp Roots will be hosting a Joyous Nature Friends Festival Starting at 5pm at Kenmore City Hall