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Carkeek Park Advisory CouncilCarkeek Park
Advisory Council

Volunteers Improving
and Enjoying Carkeek Park

 
Address: 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd. > directions
Environmental Learning Center: (206)684-0877

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ABOUT THE ADVISORY COUNCIL

CPAC MEETINGS

The Council meets every fourth Monday of the month (except June-August) from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Carkeek Park Education Center, 950 NW Carkeek Park Road.

Members of the community are welcome!

The Carkeek Park Advisory Council (CPAC) is a group of neighbors, community members and volunteers who support and enjoy Carkeek Park. We work with Seattle Parks and Recreation in an advisory and supporting role. We have organized volunteer efforts through which many members of our community have contributed thousands of hours of volunteer time to improving the park, in areas such as restoring salmon runs to Piper's Creek, the trails improvement project, restoring Piper's Orchard, reforestation, and many others.

There are currently 16 members of the council. The council holds business meetings monthly, except in the summer months. However, most of the work of the council is done by its committee members, who plan, organize and carry out volunteer activities. For information on volunteer opportunities call (206) 684-0877.


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COMMITTEES

  • Education
    Works with staff to develop and support environmental education and recreation programs.
  • Facilities Maintenance
    Works with staff to prioritize and support maintenance of the park.
  • Forest
    Implements the forest management plan approved by Seattle Parks and Recreation.
  • Land Use
    Works with neighbors and Seattle Parks and Recreation.
  • Orchard
    Restores and maintains the Piper's Orchard.
  • Trails
    Implements the trails improvement plan approved by Seattle Parks and Recreation.

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HISTORY

Since its formation in 1992 CPAC has made a significant contribution by carrying out its objectives.

  • To act in an advisory capacity to the Seattle Parks and Recreation staff.
  • To promote region-wide appreciation and enjoyment of the natural and man-made resources of Carkeek Park while being sensitive to the concerns of the neighbors of the park.
  • To preserve and enhance the natural and historical resources of Carkeek Park and encourage recreational activities that do not conflict with this objective
  • To promote understanding of the natural history of Carkeek Park by proposing and assisting with educational and other programs.
  • To foster communication and cooperation between citizens, institutions, interest groups and Seattle Parks and Recreation staff.

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ASSOCIATED RECREATION COUNCIL (ARC)

CPAC is a member of the Associated Recreation Council. Advisory councils are a vital part of Seattle Parks and Recreation's program delivery system. Seattle Parks and Recreation relies on hundreds of volunteer advisory council members for advice, assistance and representation of the many Seattle communities.
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Updated February 7, 2007
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