Who are the Weed Whackers? YOU!! The marvelous Timberline forests are being invaded by noxious weeds; English ivy is spreading, choking out beneficial plants and climbing the trees. Volunteers are needed to help whack down these weeds. We will cut the ivy vines climbing trees, tear off the lower parts and then create ivy-free rings around the tree trunks. Please join the Timberline Forest Stewards on Nov. 19, from 10-noon to start ripping ivy out of our common areas.
- Meet at the north trail entrance on 208th, next door to the first house at 4131 208th Ave. NE.
- Bring work gloves, and garden shears if possible. No digging necessary!
- This activity is appropriate for families, but children under age 10 will need adult supervision.
- This activity qualifies for community service hours for students.
The Timberline Community Club Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at the Blackwell Elementary School at 7:00 pm in the Library room.
Agenda items will include a review of TCC Board and Committee activities and challenges, financials, the proposed 2017 budget, and the election of the 2017 TCC Board and Committee Chairpersons.
Volunteers are needed for all TCC Board Officers and members of the ACC and CAM committees. If interested email the TCC President:timberlinecc@@live.com.
Someone from the city’s Public Works department is going to attend TCC’s board meeting next week to give us an overview of the Sahalee project and answer any questions we have. Our idea is that we can collect questions from TCC members and post the answers after the meeting. Please submit your questions via the comments button.
The TCC Board is actively seeking members for the TCC Welcoming Committee. If interested, please contact:email@example.com.
Welcoming Committee Description
Upon being notified by the TCC bookkeeper of new homeowners, the welcoming committee makes time to visit the homeowners in person to greet them and welcome them to the neighborhood. The committee is supplied with goody bags from the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce to welcome the neighbors to the area. The new neighbors are also provided with an ACC fact sheet for the neighborhood, as well as any updated newsletters or directories.
Timberline’s distinctive forests are in generally good health. However, invasive species are creeping in around the edges from neighboring yards. Without removal, our forests will become wastelands of ivy, yellow archangel, blackberry, holly and laurel. Only 5 species, when over 25 natives currently offer a wide diversity of food and shelter for birds and bugs. To protect the diversity of plants in our forests, the HOA board is undertaking a restoration project to remove the invasive plants and add more native species in their place.
The first step in this project is updating the forest management plan created in the 1990’s. The first step in THAT process is to evaluate the current status of the forests. So on Saturday July 2, there will be teams working in the forests to document plants, soil conditions, etc. If you used the trails last Saturday, you may have noticed us measuring and identifying plants. Hopefully, we’ll finish this weekend and then we’ll begin writing the management plan update.
With the new plan in hand, we will apply for grants so we can hire crews to help Timberline volunteers restore the forests.
Watch for news on our progress and how you can get involved.
There is an upcoming Special Election on April 26, 2016. One issue on the ballot this year is the Lake Washington School District Bond Measure, which has an impact on the children in our community as well as those surrounding us. Please take a few moments to visit the following websites to learn more about this bond measure.
Lake Washington School district website: www.lwsd.org
Campaign website: www.vote4lwsdkids.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/More.Schools.for.More.Kids/
When your ballot arrives in the mail, please take the time to vote! If you are not already registered to vote, you need to do so by March 28. It only takes five minutes and you can do it online: www.vote.wa.gov
The new Timberline Community Club Board for 2016 is:
President: Kevin Jensen
Vice President: Kelly Lyon-King
Secretary: Kathi Lowe
Architectural Control Committee (ACC) Chair: Rebecca Lavier
Common Areas Management Committee (CAM) Chair: Michael Neale
Contact Information for the board is listed on the Meet Board webpage.