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Directors' Meeting Minutes - June, 2020

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DATE:Thursday, June 18, 2020 PLACE:  Via Zoom Teleconference
BOARD MEMBERS: Kathy Anderson, President Craig Illman, Vice-president Peggy Noethlich, Secretary Norm Culbert, Treasurer MINUTES:Alice Dickey
RESIDENTS JOINING:Due to technical difficulties no residents joined.
CALL TO ORDER: President Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:40.
QUORUM: President Anderson determined there was a quorum.
PRIOR MEETING MINUTES: President Anderson asked for a thumbs up from Board members if they approved the May Minutes, all approved.
NEW BUSINESS:
CORRESPONDENCE:Alice Dickey said no outstanding correspondence, all maintenance requests have been forwarded to committees.Did receive the notice from PSE regarding no/low usage on irrigation meters, Alice has responded.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: 1. July break – there will be no workshop or BOD meeting in July.Notice to be put in Newsletter, plus reminder email to all residents. 2. New rental – An owner of one of the rental units is putting in a new tenant, plus using…

Rebuilding a Forest...

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...one plant a time.  Clockwise from upper left:  Snowberry, Salal, Salal, Shore Pine. Beaked Hazelnut


This spring, the sound of chainsaws filled the air around Creekside's northwest corner.  The removal of some hazardous trees left behind a large, unattractive clear-cut.  Without careful stewardship, this might have become an aggressive, impenetrable Himalayan Blackberry thicket.

Instead, Craig Illman, Peggy Noethlich and Rick Noethlich who live near the damaged area, answered the call.  They took up the task of repairing the damage.  Of course, only plants and trees native to Fidalgo Island would be suitable to restore a natural area.  Included, but not pictured are Madrona, Pacific Rhododendron, Mock Orange, and Salmonberry.  Think of these little plants as pioneers, beginning the process of succession to a fully restored natural forest.

Dave Wenning
Photos by Craig Illman

Skagit County Moves Into Phase 2

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This morning the Skagit Valley Herald announced "Skagit County was approved Friday morning to move into Phase 2 of the state's Safe Start Plan.  Phase 2 begins immediately."
This table summarizes the state's phased approached.  Click or right-click the image to open it full size.  Activities and services allowed in Phase 2 include limited, non-essential travel within proximity of your home, barbers and hair salons, limited, inside restaurant services, and housecleaning.  The state specifies hygiene practices and distancing for businesses allowed to open.  All people are urged to wear a mask in public and maintain at least six feet of distance from others.

Dave Wenning