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November 5, 2011


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jean @ 11:01 am


First off a HUGE thank you! to everyone who has come out and helped us at our work parties so far. We have made great progress. Now we are a critical juncture:

These next 2 Saturdays are our BIG PUSH TO GET THE PARK OPEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS. We urgently need more volunteers to attend our work parties. Let’s do this Kirkland! Otherwise, we may be looking at a Spring park opening and that would be a shame.

WE REALLY NEED YOU to come to one or all of the next work parties to help us clear brush. EVEN IF IT’S JUST FOR AN HOUR.

IF you can’t make it, PLEASE try to get a “substitute” – tell other folks you meet walking dogs about KDOG, get your dog-owning neighbor to come to the work party, send your brother who lives in Bothell to our work parties. Get the word out about the next 2 work parties.

Tasks at hand – there is something for everyone and we need everyone:

Clearing blackberries – even a hand clipper/pruner works for this. You should wear leather gloves for best protection – cheap at any auto store, long pants and long sleeves.

Raking – bring a rake or use one at the site. We will be be raking up dead blackberries and other debris.

Digging out blackberry root balls – yep, we still need to do that work.

Also, the City of Kirkland has asked for us to let our members know about the volunteer opportunity they have for phone banking about dog licenses. If you are interested, please read below and contact Julie Huffman at the contact information given below.  Note that your dog is required to have a pet license in order to visit the dog park when it opens.

RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP OUTREACH—Like pets? Help the City maintain animal services by increasing awareness of responsible pet ownership and rates of licensed pets. Volunteers will make friendly reminder phone calls to those whose licenses have lapsed, attend events to raise awareness, and leave information for residents at their homes. The ideal candidate is good with the public, responsible, self motivated, and willing to make a 6 month commitment. Training is scheduled for November 9th 1:30-3. Interested? Contact Julie Huffman at or 425-587-3012 to schedule an interview. Background check required.

Thank you,

Jean Guth, President of KDOG