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Fruhling Development Community Meeting
August 1, 2022
Did you know that there is a 5-story apartment complex planned for the former Fruhling Topsoil site? Come to our community meeting on August 8 to learn more about this project and hear questions and concerns from your neighbors.
When: Monday, August 8, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Kenmore Shooting Range, 1031 228th St. SW, Bothell, WA 98021
Moderator: Roger Burton, President of OneBothell
Join the SVFSA Board of Directors
July 12, 2022
Want to get more involved in preserving Shelton View Forest? We are looking for board members to join our nonprofit organization! Help support communications, restoration efforts, community outreach, funding, and more! Questions? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested, please fill out this form and someone will be in touch with you.
Bothell Capital Facilities Plan Survey
July 8, 2022
Deadline approaching! Please take a few minutes to submit the Bothell Capital Facilities Plan online survey by Monday, July 11! The City of Bothell updates the Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) every two years. The 7-year plan prioritizes millions of dollars’ worth of capital improvement projects, including those related to buildings, parks, bridges, roads, and water/sewer/stormwater pipes.
Let the City of Bothell know that acquiring green spaces like Shelton View Forest is a priority for you!
Fireworks are banned in Bothell
June 23, 2022
A reminder that fireworks are BANNED in Bothell except for sparklers, tanks, and novelty devices such as confetti pops. Fireworks are also banned in Unincorporated South Snohomish County. Thank you for following these bans that keep wildlife, pets, and our community members safe!
To report prohibited fireworks usage: call 425-486-1254.
New dog bag dispensers at SVF trailheads
June 6, 2022
We’ve got new dog bag dispensers in the forest! Thank you for picking up after your canine companions and PACKING THE WASTE OUT WITH YOU! There is no trash service for the forest, so we appreciate folks not leaving used doggie bags around.
Pet waste can contain disease-causing organisms such as Giardia, Salmonella, and E. coli. When it rains, pathogens make their way into our local waterways like Crystal Creek and Swamp Creek. Thank you for being good stewards of the forest! Together we can keep it clean and healthy! Notice bags are running out? Email us!
Orca Recovery Day in SVF a success!
November 5, 2021
On October 16 and 17, restoration and educational events took place throughout the region with the goal of protecting water, salmon, and our Southern Resident Orca.
In Shelton View Forest, volunteers planted 10 trees, removed Himalayan blackberry and 85 pounds of trash. Way to go!
Improvements to Meridian Ave S parking
July 17, 2021
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped level and spread gravel along Meridian Ave S this week! There's now room for 9-10 vehicles to park on even ground! All material, equipment, labor, and refreshments were donated. To get involved with Wednesday's work party team, contact us at email@example.com.
Shelton View Forest featured on King 5 news
June 29, 2021
Breaking news: We're in the news! Check out this great story from King 5's Gloria Angelin. Hear from Eagle Scout Evan Asbell and SVFSA President Hillary Sanders on all the wonders of this unique urban forest and how people can help protect it.
Pizza for the Planet
May 21, 2021
Thank you to Uncle Peteza's Pizzeria for raising $300 for tree planting in Shelton View Forest! And thank you to everyone who donated! We had a great team of volunteers come out on Sunday, May 16 to plant trees along the Northeast trail across the street from Uncle Pete's. Together we got 35 young douglas fir and western red cedar in the ground!
SVFSA joins Recreate Responsibly Washington Coalition
April 20, 2021
SVFSA is part of the #RecreateResponsibly Coalition in Washington! Thank you for exploring locally, practicing physical distancing on the trails, and packing your trash out with you! Learn more about how to recreate responsibly below.
Uncle Peteza's supporting SVFSA during Earth Month!
March 24, 2021
Through Earth Day (April 22), you can donate $5 with your pizza order at Uncle Peteza's Pizzeria to plant a tree in Shelton View Forest! It's pizza for the planet! Support a local business and a local forest at the same time!
New owl nest platforms in Shelton View Forest
February 20, 2021
Look up the next time you visit the forest and you may spot one of these 5 hand-made nest cones set carefully in large maple and black cottonwood trees. Local troop 420 scout Evan did a great job of designing and implementing this project. Thank you so much to our friends at Canopy Cat Rescue for supporting the installation! We hope our resident Great Horned Owls like the new accommodations!
New kiosk assembled at Meridian Ave S
October 25, 2020
Thank you to superstar volunteer Dennis Hill for donating the new kiosk at the Meridian Ave S trailhead! The design may look familiar - Dennis also built our little library! Thank you to Dale and Tasha Withers with Keller Williams Realty for providing 3 trail map holders for kiosks in the forest. Our supporters are the best!
Dog leash rules in Shelton View Forest
October 10, 2020
You may have noticed the new signs posted at forest trailheads. This is an official rule from the Department of Natural Resources. All dogs must now be on a leash in Shelton View Forest. Thank you for cooperating with this change. As always, please take your waste home with you to throw away. If you have any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to recreate responsibly when visiting SVF
September 1, 2020
When visiting Shelton View Forest during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to recreate responsibly: come prepared, wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth, practice social distancing (at least 6 feet from others), and take all your trash with you.
Bike Jump Building in Shelton View Forest
June 24, 2020
Thank you to those who have reached out to ask about recent bike jump building in the forest. We are aware of the activity and have made contact with some of the builders. If you are biking in the forest, we invite you to collaborate with us! Let's work together to keep the forest friendly and safe for all users. Email us at email@example.com to join the conversation.
Little Library Open for Public Use
May 6, 2020
With the reopening of DNR lands, our Little Free Library is reopening, too! Take a book, bring a book, puzzle, or craft. Let's help keep each other occupied! Remember to practice good hygiene when using the library - wash your hands and do not visit if you are not well. Find us on the map! Our charter number is 96779.