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Historic ball field in St. Edward State Park faces irrevocable change

Letter to Editor, Kenmore-Bothell Reporter
Wed Aug 30th, 2017 8:30am

To all who value and enjoy St. Edward State Park: I write to alert you.

The City of Kenmore is relentlessly pushing a $4.91-million proposal to “improve” the open and natural grass ball field by installing “a fenced synthetic turf field, a subsurface stormwater system, and other related structures,” like bleachers, backstops, dugouts, a perimeter walking path, field lighting, maintenance shed and added parking — not to mention more asphalt, vehicles, congestion and noise.

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City of Kenmore essentially eliminating St Ed wetland for ballfield moderization

Did you know that this project…

…will destroy 100% of the grassy field, which will be replaced by artificial turf?

…will destroy 90% of the wetland buffer?

…will require that the artificial turf be replaced approximately every 10 years at a cost of approximately 1 million dollars each time – paid for by taxpayers?
(Reminder: government grant money IS taxpayer money.)

…will primarily benefit North Lake Little League and other PRIVATE sports teams and organizations in this area?

…will eliminate all current and future uses of the NATURAL field for environmental education and other activities of diverse groups across the greater Puget Sound region?

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Important St. Ed Ballfield Meeting, Kenmore City Hall, June 12 – 7pm

https://kenmore.civicweb.net/document/80734

Come and voice your opinion about the open space field at St. Edward State Park in Kenmore!

Kenmore wants to place an artificially lighted artificial turf Little League field in place of the grassy open space where deer, frogs, bats, birds and nature reside, where people walk and picnic in relative peace and quiet, where the skies are dark at night, camps conduct environmental education and pro-grass sports teams like cricket can still find what they prefer.

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C4SEP Appeals, Hearing Examiner’s Final Comments to Kenmore Council: Marbled Murrelet and Parking!


MAR 1-2, 2017: Appeal for Conference Center at St. Edward State Park

See minute 446:45 for Hearing Examiner’s Final Comments:
issues with Marbled Murrelet and Parking.

Future of St. Ed Park-Ing?

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Lease meeting material

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Bricklin & Newman LLP to City of Kenmore

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Our Vision, Save Our Park: Open-Air Monument $1.3 mil

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Partial Demolition Quote

SAINT EDWARD STATE PARK IS UNDER SIEGE!
CITIZENS FOR ST. EDWARD STATE PARK

St. Ed logo

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Hendrickson, et al. v. City of Kenmore – 16-3-0002

Citizens Challenged and Won Appeal! Citizens Versus Kenmore’s Public Agency Utility Exception (PAUE) to Growth Management Hearings Board

Growth Management Hearings Board Central Puget Sound Region Finds City of Kenmore Failed to Include Best Available Science.pdf

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SAVE Public St Edward WA State Park from Private Developers

[Update 2016-12-24]
The $5K goal was achieved, thanks to everyone involved! Please see Bricklin & Newman LLP to City of Kenmore for that work product. Legal’s next recommended steps to appeal the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) range from $3k to $10k depending on their involvement and both sides’ tenacity; leading up to JAN 5, 2016, signing of 62-year lease agreement between Daniels developer and WA State Parks.

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process has started. We need legal advocacy to help save St. Edward State Park from developers. Our goal is to raise $5K by OCT 1, 2016. Thanks for all your contributions! We want to keep Saint Edward WA State Park PUBLIC, as a 316-acre park in Kenmore and Kirkland, Washington.
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Sep 16, 2016 —
The washington parks commission votes 9/22 on whether to extend the Deadline for developer Daniels to submit his plan to turn the seminary into his private hotel, Tell the commission keep the building for public parks use, not a hotel!! Please email NOW Commission@parks.wa.gov. Save St Eds!!

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