West Seattle Thursday: Alki police preview; free compost; park

(Alki photo from Wednesday, courtesy Chas Redmond)
POLICE LEADERSHIP AT ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: What’s the outlook for a safe spring/summer at the beach? Southwest Precinct Capt. Joe Kessler and Lt. Norm James will be at the Alki Community Council meeting tonight to talk about it. 7 pm, Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds). P.S. The spring issue of the Alki News Beacon is available online – get it here.

FREE COMPOST: A six-week giveaway of Cedar Grove compost – recycled Seattle yard waste – starts today. You can find a coupon here for two free bags; some West Seattle neighborhoods will actually find the free compost delivered curbside to their homes (if you don’t want it, just leave it and it’ll be picked up) – those neighborhoods got advance notice in the mail.

WEST SEATTLE RESERVOIR PARK DESIGN: The Seattle Design Commission gets a look this morning at the newest “design concept” for the added park area created by the undergrounding of West Seattle Reservoir next to Westcrest Park. The presentation is scheduled for 10:30 am in the Boards and Commissions Room at City Hall downtown. (And a reminder, the next public meeting about the park plan is a week from Saturday.)

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER AT HIAWATHA: Thanks to Tim McMonigle from the West Seattle Soccer Club for sending word that the next two WSHS home soccer games have been moved to the brand-new field at Hiawatha next to the school. The Wildcats play Nathan Hale today and Ingraham a week from today, both games at 3:30 pm.

TRAIN FOR THE WEST SEATTLE 5K: Six weeks till the second annual edition of the West Seattle 5K (co-sponsored by WSB), which again this year will kick off a Celebrate Seattle Summer Streets “car-free” day on Alki, May 23rd. Starting tonight at Alki Community Center, a running coach leads a training course for beginning runners to get ready for the WS 5K. Call 206–684–7430 to ask about registration for the class.

SPEAKING OF REGISTRATION: One week left to sign up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – sales large and small all around the peninsula on May 8, 9 am-3 pm, in a one-day celebration of person-to-person recycling, neighbor-meeting, whatever you love about holding and/or visiting garage/yard sales. Register your individual/group/block sale by next Thursday – here’s where to start.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Thursday: Alki police preview; free compost; park"

  • GenHillOne April 15, 2010 (12:57 pm)

    re: compost…when I follow the link, there’s a coupon on home page, but you click on the coupon and it shows locations to “use” said coupon for 2 bags – how do you print out the coupon? or do you just bring the location page – am I being dense?

  • Marie April 15, 2010 (1:05 pm)

    This is how I got the coupons and I guess some were sent the coupon last week. go to the home page and click the compost days box it takes you to the page where you can find the links.

    Then click
    CurbWaste & Conserve Free Compost Coupon redemption sites?
    There is also a link for a free kitchen kit here is that link
    Free Kitchen Kit redemption sites?

    and it comes up with the coupons.

    Hope this helps

  • Seattle Public Utilities April 15, 2010 (3:32 pm)

    Please use your coupon from your CurbWaste & Conserve newsletter, which all households received. Or, coupons can be found in Pacific Northwest Magazine in the Sunday Seattle Times during late April and May.
    All kitchen compost kits have been distributed.
    The main points of distribution for the compost bags are at the following locations:
    • South Transfer Station, 8105 Fifth Ave. S., Seattle: Sunday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Seattle Conservation Corps, 7400 Sandpoint Way, Seattle: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Residents can also redeem coupons at compost giveaway events on Saturday mornings at various locations throughout city neighborhoods. Those will be listed on http://www.cgcompost.com.

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