"...to protect and preserve the Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park as wildlife habitat for present and future generations."
(KT 2012 Mission Statement)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Good Beginning

Much Scotch Broom was pulled this week at the Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park south of the small pond. Come join the fun and show support for the park. Weed pulls will continue Wednesday 9:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm and Saturday 1-4:30pm until April 19. Tools, snacks, and tea provided. Also looking for volunteers to provide snacks. Clara's cookies were delicious. Please contact me at rosemarysikes@olympus.net.

We are recruiting new Kah Tai 2012 members at the Food Coop alcove March 19, March 31, and April 2. To help with this project email Julie Jaman (jaman@olympus.net) or Rosemary Sikes (rosemarysikes@olympus.net)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Town Meeting March 6

Michele Sandoval, our mayor, is calling a Town Meeting Thursday March 6, 6pm, at Fort Worden Commons. The theme is "community values" and "maintaining our small town character". The information in the utility bill was rather vague and worse in the Leader. However when I attended the City Council retreat in January the big topic was that expenses are exceeding revenues and have been for some years. How is the city going to fund the general fund. The library, parks, police, and streets are paid for by the general fund. All other services have separate funding. In the past parks took the biggest hit with decreased personnel, this last year library hours were cut. For those that value services such as parks it will be important to speak out. Parks are considered a "nonessential service" and is cut first. So once again if we want to preserve Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park as well as our other city parks we need to show up at the Town Meeting and let our Mayor know we care about parks.

Rosemary Sikes