Protecting open space from future development was the priority of City Council members when they voted at their February 6 meeting to purchase 4.1 acres of land for the price of $620,000, to nearly double the size of Juanita Heights Park. “As the City faces the challenges associated with a thousand new people moving to […]
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Trimming will reduce risk of falling trees and power outages
Kirkland’s Public Works Department will be closing the south entrance of Holmes Point Drive in the Finn Hill neighborhood on Friday, August 26, so that work can begin to reduce the height of leaning trees—mostly alder and fir—along 76th Place Northeast also known as Holmes Point Drive. Crews will trim leaning trees near the south entrance to the Holmes Point community off Holmes Point Drive. Residents will be able to enter the Holmes Point community via the Holmes Point Dr. north entrance…
The question is: What are they tearing up along Juanita Drive?
The ravine of Denny Park is across Juanita Drive from a development project and we have seen a tremendous loss of topsoil in Denny Park into Denny Creek through erosion and poor surface water management practices. Retention ponds are not a winning answer in this war to keep top soil. Ponds are hazards for children and with their pooled water are Mosquito breeding grounds. When Mother Nature does cut loose showers having extreme rainfall… Retention Ponds do not contain gully washing events. Trees and shrubs root systems do the Job.
That said… who the heck let these people screw up Juanita Drive AGAIN!…