Shoreline Master Program Update

On January 26th, the SeaTac city council adopted the updated shoreline program after an extensive local process. The update began with a thorough inventory of existing land-use patterns and environmental conditions to preserve existing shoreline areas while protecting future economic development. SeaTac collaborated over two-and-a-half years with waterfront property owners, commercial property owners, real estate agents, environmental interests, and state agencies.

Key features of SeaTac’s updated program include:
  • Improves protection of habitat and water quality through regulations that apply to all Angle Lake waterfront property owners.
  • Requires structures to be set back 65 feet from the lakeshore.
  • Promotes incentives for reestablishment of vegetation buffers.
  • Reduces ecological impacts of new and replacement recreational piers.
  • Limits construction of new shoreline armoring and encourages the use of soft-bank erosion control methods.
  • Includes a restoration plan showing where and how voluntary improvements in water and upland areas can enhance the local shoreline environment.
The new Shoreline Master Program is currently under final review by the Department of Ecology. Ecology may approve the shoreline program as written, reject it or direct SeaTac to modify specific parts. Once approved by Ecology, SeaTac’s shoreline program will become part of the overall state shoreline master program. Ecology will help each local jurisdiction legally defend its shoreline program if necessary. 

Ecology is accepting comments for the City of Seatac / Angle Lake Shoreline Master Program until August 27, 2010.  Comments and questions should be addressed to David Pater, Department of Ecology, 3190 160th Ave. SE, Belevue, WA, 98008 or by email at

For further information regarding the Shoreline Master Program, please refer to the City of Seatac Web Page for complete details or refer to the following prior ALSC Blog Journal Entries:

Weekend Entertainment in the Park

The City of SeaTac has pulled together another great line up of entertainment at Angle Lake Park this weekend:

Theater: Much Ado About Nothing
Friday, July 23rd at 7PM 
When the men return victorious from war the women are ready and waiting for romance. Couples form and weddings are planned. All is going smoothly in this delightful comedy until a jealous brother sets a devastating lie in motion. Suddenly rivals Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to save the honor of an innocent girl. With sparkling prose, Much Ado About Nothing illustrates the beauty and complexity of human relationships and will win your heart again and again.
Music: Kevin Jones Band
Sunday, July 25th at 5PM
The Music style?.. Roots Electric/Acoustic Rock… with a touch of world tone… Rhythmic and Colorful. Great originals and wonderfully unusual versions of cover songs…  Within a show you'll hear wonderfully crafted ballads, driving rhythm and blues, electric and acoustic stringed instruments from several countries, and great dancing music. No single show is ever exactly the same.  They'll take you on a slightly different journey every time.  Not to worry though... you'll always end up back where you started, safe and sound.

Sneak Peak Preview of the RapidRide Bus

You are invited to preview one of the sleek, new red and yellow RapidRide buses at Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Boulevard, on Tuesday, July 20, from 11 AM to 1 PM. Metro’s new RapidRide will make its debut in October 2010 starting with the A Line service.

The RapidRide A Line will replace Metro’s Route 174 along International Boulevard/Pacific Highway South between Federal Way and Tukwila, and will offer twice as many bus trips as the current service. King County Metro staff will be on hand to answer your questions.  For more information and King County’s blog about RapidRide, go to: 

Shakespeare in the Park

The Seattle Shakespeare Company will be performing "Othello" on stage at Angle Lake Park this Friday, July 16th starting at 7:00 PM.
This famous play is a tragedy of a deception taken a step too far. After the high-ranking general Othello bypasses Iago for a promotion, the cunning manipulator enacts his revenge. By playing on the Moor’s insecurities, Iago paints a false vision of Othello’s unfaithful wife Desdemona which leads to a murderous fit of jealousy.

Bring your dinner and a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this great theatrical performance of "Othello" under the twilight sky.

Summer Sunday Concert Series Begins July 11th

Grab a blanket, gather the family, and join with your neighbors in the park each Sunday evening for Music in the Park.  The summer Music in the Park Concert Series at Angle Lake Park begins this Sunday and runs through August 22nd.  
The program sponsor, the City of SeaTac and concert supporter King County 4Culture has lined up a great series consisting of diverse music genres ranging from Rock; Blues; Western; Motown; Swing and More!  A full schedule is available for print from the City of SeaTac Website.

Note: Concerts will be moved to City Hall in the event of inclement weather.

Careful What You Ask For!

Having endured a string of 272 consecutive days where temperatures had been cooler than 74 degrees - I am sure that more than a few of us at some point during that time had been hoping for much warmer weather . It appears these wishes have been granted!
According to the latest weather reports, summer is upon us with a vengence where temperatures are expected to reach into the 90's. With concern for residents who may be succeptible to the ill affects of higher than normal temperatures, we encourage you to check in on any at risk neighbors. Please also be aware that the City of Seatac has announced through a recent Press Release a reminder that the SeaTac Community Center will be open, providing air conditioned facilities to help provide relief from the heat.

For the rest of you, "Go Jump In The Lake!"

Free Family Night at the YMCA

Through special arrangement between the Matt Griffin YMCA and the City of SeaTac Parks and Recreation Department, all residents of the city are invited to enjoy free limited use of the YMCA facility during the next scheduled Family Night:
Date: 7/11/2010 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost: Free for SeaTac residents.
Location: Matt Griffin YMCA
3595 S. 188th St.
SeaTac, Washington 98188

Family Nights at the Matt Griffin YMCA will be offered each quarter. To qualify for this free event, members of the family household must provide proof of residency by presenting valid driver’s license and a recent utility bill. Maximum of 5 people per household.

Show Up, Lace Up, Suit Up, Gear Up, and Hold On For July 4th Fun!

Residents throughout our community will be enhancing their July 4th Holiday Celebration by joining in on the various family fun events hosted by the Angle Lake Manor and Angle Lake Shore Clubs.  The lineup of events is as follows:

09:30 am - Angle Lake Manor Club Parade 
Pull up a chair to watch or decorate your trike, bike, scooter, wagon, dog, yourself and join in the parade!  Parade starts at the corner of 33rd Av S & S. 194th St and then turns right to proceed down S 192nd St and then right on 39th Av and back around to S 194th St ending at the Manor Club Beach Lot for ice cream. Yum!

11:00 am – Run Around the Lake 
Compete against your neighbors for bragging rights and prizes and trophy as the fastest runner to be the first to complete the course around the perimeter of the lake.   Race will begin at Post 35.  Pre-registration begins at 10:30am;  Race at 11 – finishes by 12:30.

1:00 am – Dock / Beach Decoration Judging
Let those creative juices flow to come up with the most impressive Independence Day display.  Wow the socks off our judges to win a prize of $100 Gift Certificate for First Place!  $75; $50; $25; or Beach towel for 2nd  – 10th place respectively. 

03:00 pm – Swim Races
Okay all you guppies, barracudas, sharks, flounders, whales or however you perceive yourself. Pull your swim suits out and get ready to compete for prizes and Trophy as the fastest of all swimmers!  Begin assembling by 2:45 on the shores of the Minnihan’s beach behind the Cove High Dive.  Swim Races begin at 3.

05:00 pm – Boat Races
If it floats then you can race it! Show up in some kind of water craft and we’ll find a category to put you in. Join in the fun and paddle, pedal or row your way to victory.  Begin assembling by 4:45 on the shores of the Louvier’s beach at post 46.  Boat Races begin at 5.

10:00 pm – The 4th of July Finale 
The big fireworks show over the lake! Pyrotechnical crew will begin the show by igniting flares down the center of the lake signaling shoreline residents to ignite their own beach/dockside flares.  Once all flares are lit a parachute signal flare will be launched as a final five minute notice for the show to begin – at this time we encourage all residents to sound air horns to assist in this final notice.  Then sit back and get ready for one of the most spectacular shows ever produced over the waters of Angle Lake!  

A special and sincere thank you to all the volunteers who have donated their time to help coordinate these events and to the community residents and the City of SeaTac who have contributed financially to make the fireworks show possible.