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‘Friends of Green Lake’ seeks volunteers for weed-pull work parties

photo: ingridtaylar From Gayle Garman of the Friends of Green Lake: We resume our first Sat. of the month work parties on April 7, from 9:00 to noon at the southwest (blackbird) shoreline habitat restoration site.  Most of the native shrubs we planted in March are doing well, but so are the weeds !!! Come help us pull out those pesky weeds!  Meet at the site, which is on the west (Aurora Ave) side of the Lake, about 100 ft north of the turtle logs, where you see many small shrubs with flagging tape tied to them. We’ll work on the…

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Friends of Green Lake meeting next Tuesday

Photo credit: apstyle21 The Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) will meet on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 7-9 p.m., in the Board of Directors Room at The Hearthstone (6720 E Green Lake Way N). FOGL President Gayle Garman provides the following information about the meeting: We’ve not met for several months, so this meeting will be a time to catch-up and to plan for spring and summer activities including: continuing FOGL volunteer monitoring of Green Lake water quality and algae, planning spring work parties for maintenance of shoreline habitat restoration sites, educational booths at cross-lake swim and milk carton boat races, and our monthly bird walks. This is…

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Informal bird walks around Green Lake planned for Dec. 17 and Jan. 21

An informal group of birders is meeting for two walks around Green Lake. The walks will be at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 and Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. They will last about 2-3 hours and may include a coffee stop. Walkers will meet at West Green Lake Beach (7312 West Green Lake Dr N) and will walk counterclockwise around Green Lake. Anyone who wants to learn about the birds at Green Lake is welcome. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a field guide if they have them. More information from Gayle Garman of the…

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Friends of Green Lake update

News from the Friends of Green Lake (FOGL): At its Nov 22 meeting, the Friends of Green Lake decided to cancel the Dec. 3 work party because there is not a significant accumulation of milfoil.  Members also decided to gather more data about the discharge of groundwater and surface water from the Green Lake Village development (former Vitamilk Site). FOGL is concerned that the planned discharges to the stormwater system will further decrease the input of clean water to the Lake.   A few more volunteers are needed to collect algae samples and/or do microcystin analysis (contact Gayle Garman at friendsofgl [at]   The Mayor’s office…

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Friends of Green Lake meets this Tuesday

Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at The Hearthstone (6720 E Green Lake Way N). All are welcome to join the meeting. The meeting will include: a summary of monitoring data collected over the summer planning for a Dec. 3 shoreline milfoil clean-up discussion regarding impacts of the Green Lake Village development on Green Lake’s water quality and a FOGL response reports on Saturday workparties reports on recent algae scums demonstration of a new microcystin analysis kit discussion regarding nutrient sampling over the winter discussion about whether to start a birders group Friends of Green Lake is an…

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