So. 200th Street Traffic Delays

Paving within project limits is planned for 5/13 through 5/19. 
EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS UP TO 30 MINUTES. 
Alternate routes of travel is recommended during these dates. 

In addition to road surface improvements, this project will deliver a separated eight- to ten-foot-wide shared use path installed along the south shoulder of South 200th Street between 12th Place South and the Des Moines Creek Park trailhead. This path will provide a connection between the recently completed improvement area at 200th street and Des Moines Memorial Drive and will extend through to the Des Moines Creek Park Trailhead.

When complete this new amenity will provide one of the City's westernmost neighborhoods with safer pedestrian and bicycle access to the existing park and transportation facilities at the Angle Lake Light Rail Station.

Donation Drive to Help Local Families

Communities in Schools (CIS), a non-profit organization, is hosting a Spring Fundraiser for families at Highline High School, Tyee High School, and Madrona Elementary. Donations will be accepted through May 14th.

Communities In Schools is raising funds to help support families' most pressing basic needs. As we prepare for the end of the school year, we know that some of the barriers our students face continue throughout the summer.

The goal is to raise $5000 to be able to help families in Highline School District facing the greatest hardships due to the pandemic. Your donation will go directly to providing immediate, necessary care in the areas of: utility assistance, childcare, transportation, food, medical care, and other basic necessities. 

Donate now to ensure that our families receive this assistance before the school year ends. With your kindness and generosity, the hope is to lessen the impact that COVID 19 has put some of our students and continuing to empower them to achieve in life.

Contribute online at https://bit.ly/3e6zx0S 

Angle Lake is a Clear Leader

King County Lake Monitoring reports that Angle Lake is on record as one of the clearest lakes in the Stewardship Program. 

The Small Lakes Monitoring program is committed to monitoring the water quality of the County's lakes to ensure their continued health, as well as the health of the public who utilize the lake's many resources. 

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, data relating to physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the lake have been collected for most lakes. The King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County. The full report is available for viewing HERE.

The key takeaways from the 2020 monitoring season are:
  • Angle Lake continued to have clear water, with low nutrient concentrations and low algal growth. 
  • There were no algal blooms were reported for toxin testing in 2020.
  • Angle Lake continues to be one of the clearest lakes in the Lake Stewardship Program. 

The Shore Club is thankful for the dedication and committed service of our volunteer monitors for Angle Lake: Diane & Buff Chace and Bruce & Sandy Goulet! 

"We appreciate your efforts!"

For questions about lakes in King County, please contact lakes@kingcounty.gov or call the Water and Land Resources Division front desk at 206-477-4800.

Anxiety Over Catching Something?

Researchers say infections can happen just about anywhere. However, the chances of catching something are massively reduced outdoors. While isolating indoors can increase protection from catching Covid, it is a known fact that staying tucked away behind closed doors will also greatly decrease your chance of catching fish!

So if your anxiety, fear, and worry has been overwhelming and you’re thoughts of concerned over catching Covid has been great, why not get outdoors, relax and catch some fish, instead? Especially at this time of year! Not only are the days getting warmer, daylight hours growing longer, the  Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced that over 6,500 farm raised trout averaging about a half pound each were released into Angle Lake on March 31st. 

Therefore, I think it is safe to diagnose that your chance of catching something is pretty high. Release some of that pent up anxiety, Go outdoors, Get out onto the lake and Catch some fish!

Might be a slight exageration over actual sizes.

What's Going On?

The calendar indicates we have crossed over to a New Year! However, it simply feels like today we’re in the thirteenth month of 2020!

While many of us continuing to shelter in place, spending more time staring out our windows, one might think that the world around us has also shut down. But not so much so around our neighborhood!  The City of SeaTac is hosting a page on its website that displays all the studies and projects that are underway and still very much active. 

The items that may hold the most interest to our area are:

As you can imagine with any large project, there are going to be mobility impacts. It is recommended that you bookmark the City of SeaTac Projects & Studies webpage so that you may stay up to date on current construction activities and conveniently learn about new projects as they come online.

If you have questions relating to any of the above activities, contact the City at 206.973.4800.