Angle Lake Christmas Party Returns!

It is time to get together again as Shore Club members meet to celebrate the holidays!

Saturday December 10th 4-8 PM
Fran Esmond’s House - 19704 38th Pl S - Post #22

 

Please save the date of December 10th and join us for a warm and cozy end of the year soiree. There will be food and drink and there could be friends you have not talked with for a couple of years - perhaps new friends you have not yet met. 

We are scaling back the cost of admission which this year will be just $25/person or get a $5 discount off each ticket purchased before November 27th! As usual the gala is open only to shore club members but we would love to have new folks join and come celebrate with your neighbors. Get your Santa Caps ready!

Buy your tickets: $20/person in advanced, else $25 each after Nov 26th. 
For those who are not current Shore Club members in 2022, please include $10 for individual yearly membership or $20 for annual household membership.

Please make checks out to ALSC and mail to: PO Box 69477, SeaTac Wa 98188
Or you can use PayPal paid to: anglelakesc@gmail.com

Groundbreaking Activity in the Hood

Between now and 2024, the Angle Lake Station Area will experience a boon in housing projects which is expected to bring some relief to the region's housing shortage and will result in a significant increase of density brought into the area. Perhaps it will also bring some much needed retail, restaurant and entertainment establishments along with it to support this new urban growth.

Amelia Apartments
Address: 2929 South 200th Street 
Description: Construction of a 7-story apartment building with 108 units and 78 structured parking spaces. The project broke ground on 10/12 and expects to be market ready after an 18-month buildout. 
Additional information about this project can be viewed at this LINK

TIME Apartments
Address: 19825 International Blvd
Description: The City recently issued land use approvals and construction permits for TIME Apartments. This project is adjacent to Angle Lake Station. It will replace the existing self-storage facility on the west side of International Boulevard. The development will include a seven-story mixed-use apartment building containing 289 residential units and associated amenity areas, 1,884 square feet of general retail space, 233 residential, and seven retail parking spaces. Construction is expected to start in Spring 2023.

Mercy Housing Apartments 
Address:
2650 S 200th St 
Description: New construction of a residential mixed-use building containing 130 units of permanently affordable housing for families earning less than 30%, 50%, and 60% of the area median income. Commercial office space will be located on 11,000 sq ft of the ground floor. The proposal also includes 103 parking stalls accessed via S 200th St and 26th Ave S; 25 for the office spaces and 78 for residential units.   Open recreation space and amenities will be available throughout the site. This project is in the early stages of review. They hope to get land use approvals early next year.
More info on the project can be found at this LINK


Special note of appreciation for Jenn Kester, Planning Manager with the City of SeaTac for helping to provide information on each of these projects. 

Angle Lake Nature Trail Restoration Help Needed

Alison Thomas, a Tyee High School Science Teacher, is coordinating a field trip with Forterra for as many as 40 students to do restoration work at Angle Lake Nature Trail on Oct. 11th from approximately 11 am to 2 pm.

When: October 11th - 11am until 2pm
Where: Angle Lake Nature Trail
Meet near the boat launch

Ms. Thomas is reaching out to the Shore Club to see if our members might be interested in participating in this event. Involvement may include chaperoning the field trip or acting as an extra pair of eyes in helping to ID invasive species, making sure students are removing the correct targeted invasive plants. Or you may consider bringing your own supplies (gloves, shears, steel rake) and participating alongside other volunteers to help maintain a healthy, native environment.

Another idea suggested is for any Shore Club member with knowledge about how the former Hughes Property became part of the SeaTac parks system and of prior restoration efforts having occurred here to take a minute or two to share that history.

 

If you have questions about this event, please email Alison Thomas at alison.thomas@highlineschools.org or to participate, please sign up online at https://seatac.greencitypartnerships.org/event/65/ ( and click on “Join this event”). 

October 8th: Public Meeting at Angle Lake Park

The City of SeaTac Parks Department invites the public to view and discuss two conceptual designs for a new swimming/fishing pier and boat ramp refurbishment. 

Public Meeting
October 8th - 11:00 am until 12:30 pm
Angle Lake Park
19408 International Blvd. SeaTac, WA 98188

Each of the design proposals focuses on replacing the existing 2,180 square foot fishing pier for ADA compliance, replacing timber pilings, and upgrading the pier surface. The replacement pier shall continue to be required to accommodate both fishing and swimming activities, and designs will reflect separate areas for both activities to occur concurrently and safely.


Additionally, the boat ramp replacement portion of the project will consist of removal and disposal of the existing submerged concrete ties, correcting subgrade below the ordinary high-water level (OHWL), and installing new precast concrete panels (or similar) below OHWL.  

Your comments and opinions will be weighed into the decision to select a final design. Please direct any questions to project lead Mike Fitzpatrick, via email at mfitzpatrick@seatacwa.gov

Fish Survey on Angle Lake

Expect to see some nighttime activity occurring on the water between dusk and midnight. 

The City of SeaTac Blog reports that a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Program will perform a fisheries survey at Angle Lake beginning Sept. 19th, continuing through to the 30th. 

The survey will allow biologists to assess the fish community and long-term changes in response to the recent unauthorized introduction of Walleye (Sander vitreus) into the lake. WDFW is concerned that this introduction will drastically reshape the fish community and depress or eliminate existing fisheries in Angle Lake.

Non Native Walley

WDFW fish surveys accurately represent the fish community by incorporating multiple capture gears (boat electrofishing, gill nets, and trap nets). Boat electrofishing surveys will begin at sundown at least two evenings during this period. The boat will be equipped with bright lights and a generator that can sometimes be loud. 

This type of sampling utilizes electrical current to stun fish, allowing biologists to net them temporarily easily. Fish rarely die during this capture method. Biologists will try to conclude boat electrofishing before midnight to minimize disturbance to lake residents.

Overnight gill and trap netting will also be conducted multiple times during this period. Nets will be deployed in the evening and retrieved the following morning. There is some mortality associated with netting, especially in gill nets. It is unfortunate, but gill nets are the most successful gear at capturing species like Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) and Walleye. 

Captured fish are kept alive in an onboard tank with circulating water. Biologists will quickly measure, weigh and remove one ventral fin to identify recaptured individuals during the survey. Any fish that die during the survey will be returned to the lake. 

Please direct questions about the survey and its implications to TeamMillCreek@dfw.wa.gov or Justin Spinelli (Region 4 Fish Biologist) at Justin.Spinelli@dfw.wa.gov