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More Free Trees Available Now

More Free Trees Available Now

The Residential Tree Program—part of the Forest Spokane Initiative—is back with another round of free trees for Spokane residents. As some of you might recall, the Residential Tree Program held similar distributions in the spring and fall of 2015 that gave away a total of 2,000 trees as part of a combined citywide greening, beautification and stormwater mitigation effort. This program aims to do the same in 2016. The first 1,000 trees will be distributed during the week of April 18 to 24 and the…

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Materials for the Nov 11 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Materials for the Nov 11 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

The Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meets tonight (Wednesday, November 11) at 6pm in the Corbin Senior Activity Center (827 W Cleveland) to discuss and/or vote on the following: Allocating $24,145 in remaining 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the installation of new sidewalks along Cedar, Emerson Park improvements, and the West Central Community Center​. Photos roughly outlining those proposals are below and are also included in the agenda. Recaps of the Fall Cleanup, the NW Blvd Greening Grant planting, and the…

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Photos from the Oct 31 E-G Community Planting

Photos from the Oct 31 E-G Community Planting

The Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council held a community planting on the morning of October 31 as part of our neighborhood’s successful round of Greening Grants. Its purpose was to remove the thatch and dead brush from the traffic triangles on Northwest Boulevard and to install new native, hardy plants like lilacs and echinacea. Despite gray skies, about fifteen volunteers from Emerson-Garfield and beyond came out and spent their Halloween morning pulling up thick layers of dried grass, raking the debris, loading…

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E-G Community Planting (Oct 31)

E-G Community Planting (Oct 31)

Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council is organizing a community planting as part of our successful round of Greening Grants this Saturday, October 31. The planting will run from 9am to noon, rain or shine, and will beautify the unsightly traffic triangles on Northwest Boulevard. Volunteers will need to meet at Perfection Tire (1021 NW Blvd) at 8:45am. We’re looking for folks of all ages and abilities to help us prepare the area for planting and then put in phlox, yucca, echinacea, and…

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Recap of the October 2015 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Recap of the October 2015 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

This is a brief recap of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meeting that took place on October 14, 2015. There were several guest speakers. Greg Johnson from Cliff-Cannon Neighborhood spoke first to address the cell tower ordinance. He noted that there has been a clash between those who desire more cellular data coverage and those residents who are concerned with their proximity to a cell phone tower for health or aesthetic reasons. There are substitutes, he said, such as a larger number of…

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Materials for the Oct 14 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Materials for the Oct 14 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

It’s an action-packed agenda at this month’s meeting of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council, which happens tomorrow (Wednesday, October 14) starting at 6pm in the Corbin Senior Activity Center Center (827 W Cleveland). There’s an update from Community Frameworks on the West 315 revitalization at the corner of Washington and Mission. In other development news, one resident will be speaking to her concerns over a proposed 24-cottage facility by the Transitional Living Center. We’ll also be continuing the conversation on neighborhood crime that we began…

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Materials for the Sep 9 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Materials for the Sep 9 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

After a relaxing summer of concerts, potlucks and markets, the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council is back in full swing for its September meeting tomorrow (Wednesday, September 9) at 6pm in the Corbin Senior Center (827 W Cleveland). The tentative agenda includes news on the autumn Residential Tree Program (free trees!), Community Development Block Grants, traffic-calming projects and the rash of citywide crime, plus a guest speaker and the Alliance to Protect Local Jobs explaining why his group is opposing Prop1 on the November ballot….

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