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Please consider writing your opinion to Washington State Parks Commissioners.
They are taking public comments regarding the City of Kenmore proposal for the conversion (destruction) of the grassy field at St. Edward State Park.
Comments are due no later than 5:00 pm on Friday.
Here’s a “formula” for a quick and simple email:
Mail to: commission
Subject: St. Edward State Park Ballfield
Message: As a resident of (your city), I object to the drastic changes proposed by the City of Kenmore to the ballfield in this state park.
Follow this link to the City of Kenmore web site and find the council members’ email addresses as shown below:
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.
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?
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.
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.
SAINT EDWARD STATE PARK IS UNDER SIEGE!
CITIZENS FOR ST. EDWARD STATE PARK
Citizens Challenged and Won Appeal! Citizens Versus Kenmore’s Public Agency Utility Exception (PAUE) to Growth Management Hearings Board