Restore Native Plants at Squire’s Landing Park

On Saturday November 19, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., kids and adults have an opportunity to be transported via canoe across Swamp Creek and plant some of the 400 trees and shrubs that will be used to restore the natural stream-side vegetation benefiting the salmon. You are invited to join the small armada of up to 15 canoes and team up with the Adopt A Stream Foundation, the Sno-King Watershed Council, and the City of Kenmore at the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center, 7353 NE 175th Street, Kenmore.

The objective of this effort is to establish native plants next to Swamp Creek where the current vegetation is invasive reed canary grass. Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board funds were used to purchase the trees and shrubs and to prepare the Swamp Creek stream-side area for for planting.

“This will be a fun Northwest event,” says Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch. “Volunteers from the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center are looking forward to transporting tree planting volunteers across Swamp Creek just upstream from the Sammamish River and Lake Washington.”

The Adopt A Stream Foundation will be providing volunteers with tree planting equipment and snacks. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear waterproof footwear.

For more information, contact Tom Murdoch at 425-316-8592.

Fall Work Party

10 AM Saturday November 12, 2016.

The storage container in the NW corner of the park has been removed, so here’s an opportunity to clean up the overgrowth in that area – as well as sprucing up any other areas of the park that need some care. Bring your gloves and favorite gardening tools and prepare to work hard, have fun, and get muddy!

 

 

KWAC T-Shirts

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Show your love for paddling! Long sleeve tech shirts sporting the KWAC logo are now available. Five dollar discount if you are an active member (if not, you can become a member here: KWAC Membership).

We’re not shipping at this time, but you will be contacted for shirt delivery!


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Kenmore Walkways and Waterways Open Houses

The City of Kenmore invites the public to a series of informational open houses during the month of August to learn about projects included on the Walkways & Waterways Improvements proposed bond measure (Proposition 1) that will appear on the November 2016 ballot.

If approved, Proposition 1 would fund the following five projects to be constructed over the next seven years. These projects were identified through the “Imagine Kenmore” public outreach process where Kenmore residents confirmed that sidewalks and bike lanes on major roads like Juanita Drive and connecting the community to the City’s public waterfront are top priorities.

  1. 68th Avenue Pedestrian Bicycle Safety: New sidewalks and bike lanes
  2. Juanita Drive Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: New sidewalks and bike lanes
  3. Log Boom Park Waterfront Access and Viewing
  4. Rhododendron Park Waterfront and Natural Open Space Access
  5. Squire’s Landing Park Waterfront and Natural Open Space Access

We hope you can attend these meetings. Additional informational open houses will be held in the fall.

  • Monday, August 8 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Log Boom Park, 17415 61st Ave NE
  • Thursday, August 18 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Rhododendron Park, 6910 NE 170th Street
  • Tuesday, August 23 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Squire’s Landing Park, 7353 NE 175th Street
  • Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE

For more information about Walkways & Waterways, visit www.kenmorewa.gov/walkwaysandwaterways.

Stolen Kayak Alert

We are very sorry to report there have been some recent thefts at our park. Keep your eyes out  for two kayaks stolen from the public racks. The first one was taken near the beginning of July and the second one mid-July. Both were locked! The police have been notified as has the city, and as a result KWAC will be installing a camera system by the boat racks very shortly.

Perception Eclipse. 17′ in length
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Contact Jason if you have any information.
Fenn Swordfish (surfski). 20′ x 18″.
RECOVERED 7/23/2016

Park Cleanup – June 25, 2016

_MG_9469Calling all paddlers and rowers and friends of the park!

Let’s get together Saturday, June 25th and do a park cleanup at Squires from 10 am to 12:30pm-ish.  If you have a favorite gardening tool(s) please bring it—the city will also supply tools.  KWAC will then host a barbeque following the clean up.  Please feel free to bring something to drink.

Let’s keep our park the great place it is!!

2016 Redmond to Kenmore Long Distance Race Results

The day started cool and wet, but spirits of racers and organizers were high. Good job by all and everyone had fun!

Single Kayak # Time Double Kayak # Time Double Canoe # Time SUP # Time
Traci Cole 1 1:44:41 Tiffany Stilwater 10 2:32:40 Doug Ritchie 9 1:41:57 Christian Moore 17 2:11:30
Danielle Bramble 2 3:14:00 Kai Chang 10 2:32:40 Chris Gutierrez Flynn 9 1:41:57
Thomas Hughes 3 1:52:18 Wayne Martin 11 1:54:55
Kevin Olney 4 1:30:20 Chuck Couvrette 11 1:54:55
Amber Zipper 5 2:05:15 Nathan Morgan 12 3:05:05
Tyler Puckett 6 2:12:50 Blake Morgan 12 3:05:05
Parker Duff 7 1:55:10 Colin Nelson 13 2:35:10
Jeni Brooke 8 2:37:30 Aiden Genova 13 2:35:10
Alicia Bramble Schulz 18 3:18:40 Ray Trudgeon 14 1:32:37
Andrew Weber 19 2:37:29 Brad Bauer 14 1:32:37
Duncan Cox 20 1:44:14 Doug Bosworth 15 2:42:34
Janet Bosworth 15 2:42:34
Timothy Conner 16 2:57:35
Brandon Bosworth 16 2:57:35
1st-Kevin Olney 1:30:20 1st-Tiffany Stilwater 2:32:40 1st-Ray Trudgeon 1:32:37 1st-Christian Moore 2:11:30
2nd-Duncan Cox 1:44:14        Kui Chang        Brad Bauer 1:32:37
3rd-Traci Cole 1:44:41 2nd-Chris G. Flynn 1:41:57
       Doug Ritchie 1:41:57
3rd-Wayne Martin 1:54:55
       Chuck Couvrette 1:54:55