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Sakuma Viewpoint is named after Donald K. Sakuma, who was a landscape architect and professor at UW. “His firm has designed more than 15 parks and recreation facilities in the Pacific Northwest, including View Park at Harborview Hospital, and Hing Hay Park in the International District. His firm also is a consultant to Lawrence Halprin & Associates on the Freeway Park.1” EPACC will convene at 8am on Friday 20th May 2016 at Sakuma Viewpoint. Here’s a map.

I(c)onic

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EPACC will meet at 7:30am (note earlier time) on Friday 13 May 2016 at Plymouth Pillars Park. The columns at this park come from the original Plymouth Congregational Church, which was demolished in 1966 to build a newer structure. Here’s a map.

Bicoastal

bicoastalIn celebration of the new 520 bridge bike lane opening in a year and a half, EPACC will convene at 8am on Friday 6th May 2016 simultaneously at Magnuson Park and Heritage Park. Bring your binoculars to see the other half of the party.

Determination of non-significance

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Maple Leaf reservoir was built in 1912 as an open-water reservoir. It was demolished in 2009 to build a buried reservoir topped with a 16-acre park, completed in 2013. EPACC will meet at 8am on Friday 29th April 2016 at the picnic shelter. Here’s a map.

 

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Fuller Times

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EPACC will convene at 8am on Friday 18th March 2016 at Madison Park Dock. If it is clear enough we will gaze upon Mt. Rainier in memory of Fay Fuller, first woman to climb the peak. Fuller also authored a newspaper column called Mountain Murmurs. “The column specialized in mountaineering and social events that happened at Paradise and other mountain locations. Fuller contributed to the growth of interest in mountain climbing in the Pacific Northwest, and helped found several climbing clubs.”¹ Here’s a map.

 

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Monster Ballots

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George F Cotterill (18th November 1865 – 13th October 1958) selected Seattle achievements:

  • surveyor
  • laid city’s first sewers
  • developed city’s main water supply from the Cedar River
  • filled tideflats to create SoDo
  • Washington State Senator
  • preserved shoreline for UW and city parks
  • drafted a women’s suffrage amendment to the state constitution, which passed 1910
  • helped write an early workman’s compensation law
  • Mayor of Seattle
  • chief engineer of state highways
  • port commissioner
  • laid 25 miles of bicycle trails, one of which later became E Interlaken Blvd where EPACC will meet at 8am on Friday 11th March 2016. Here’s a map. There isn’t really anywhere to sit so maybe bring a tarp?

 

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Fremont Peak

Fremont Peak

En Plein Air Coffee Club will convene at 8am on Friday 4th March 2016 at Fremont Peak, at Lauren’s suggestion. It might be wet so be ready. Here’s a map.

Phytoncides

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Shinrin-yoku (森林浴, literally “forest bathing”) is the practice of visiting a forest in order to promote health. The activity is popular in Japan. Practitioners believe that shinrin-yoku works via the inhalation of volatile organic compounds emitted by trees. Somewhat surprisingly there is research supporting the idea that a forest walk can have certain health benefits such as reducing blood glucose levels in diabetics, reducing blood concentration of the stress hormone cortisol, and improving self-reported mood. EPACC will bathe in the forest of Ravenna Park at 8am on Friday 26th February 2016. Here’s a map.

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Golf is so Seattle

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Interbay P-Patch was established on a cap over a former landfill in 1974, but later forced to move twice to accommodate the building of a golf course in the area. EPACC will convene here at 8am on Friday 19th February 2016. Here’s a map.

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Park Reactivation

announcementEn Plein Air Coffee Club will convene at 8am Friday 29th January 2016 at Freeway Park. This park can be a bit of a maze. We will be near the 6th & Seneca entrance to the park. Here’s a map.

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