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Polly Dyer – Seattle • Entered by Penelope Peterson on February 4, 2023

Broadband Meeting

September 29, 2022 – September 29, 2022

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 2
Post Admin hours 1.5
Activity Hours 3.25
Participants 1
Total Hours 6.75

Key Issue: Landscape Planning (Forest Plans, RMPs, TMPs, etc.)
Activity Type: Broadband Meeting (prep, implementation & follow up)

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Event Attendees (17 people)

Short Description of Activity

I submitted this activity report on our September 29th meeting last December, but for some reason, the report got deleted so I am submitting it again.

We held our Broadband’s first in-person meeting of the fall at the home of one of our members, Pati An. We met at Pati’s house in order to tour the urban restoration that Pati has done on her property at 16044 NE 180th St., Woodinville. We began with refreshments, and then Pati led us on a tour of her urban restoration. Pati said that she hoped that this “walk-a-bout” would “lead to good group discussion about the how’s, what’s, where’s of trying to make residential land more environmentally beneficial.”

Following the tour, we sat down outside for our business meeting. Here was our agenda:

Agenda for Polly Dyer Seattle Broadband Meeting, September 29 at 1 pm

1. Education (Penelope)
Reporting back and discussion of results of the survey
Reminder of next Book Club via Zoom on Thursday, October 13th at 7 pm.
Discussion will focus on, To Speak for the Trees, by Diana Beresford-Kroeger. Email or text Penelope with questions.

2. Advocacy and Stewardship (Genia)
Report from the Forest BRAT—what are the “hot” issues with regard to forests that the BRAT has been discussing.

Reminder about Stewardship activity on Saturday, October 29, 2022) Green Seattle Day. In line with our advocacy for mature and old-growth forest and “to speak for the trees,” we will meet at 9 am in Seward Park to plant native plants and bushes. Genia sent out the information to sign up. Please text or talk to Genia if you have signed up for this event already with Green Seattle and also email her if you wish to participate but have not yet signed up.
Rally “for the Trees” in Portland in mid-November. Stay tuned for details to come.

Columbia River Treaty Caucus (Raelene and Genia)
Explanation and discussion of this advocacy issue that is new for us.

3. Fun (Barb M.)
Possible campout next summer– gauge interest and suggestions for a location.

Next Meeting in November via Zoom (Penelope)
Possible dates—Thursday, November 3 or 10th at 7 pm
Possible speaker and/or discussion of webinar on the Columbia River Treaty
Please email Penelope with suggestions for the agenda and/or a speaker for the November meeting.


The tour of Pati’s property and our business meeting on September 29th were quite successful. We began with refreshments, then the tour, and finally, we sat down for our meeting. Our members enjoyed the combination of activities that included time to socialize; opportunity to educate ourselves about urban restoration; and finally, meeting to update ourselves and discuss our Broadband’s activities. We plan to try a similar approach of mixed activities when the weather gets nice in the spring, and we can again hold our meetings outside.


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Photo Captions

2. Polly Dyer Seattle Broadband members gather for their monthly meeting and a tour of the urban restoration that one of their members, Pati An, has done on her property in Woodinville, WA.
3. Polly Dyer Seattle Broads tour the urban restoration that one of their members, Pati An, has done on her property in Woodinville, WA.
4. Polly Dyer Seattle Broads gather for their monthly business meeting on the deck of Pati An’s property in Woodinville, WA. Pictured left to right: Pati An, Barbara Phalen and Kay Sanderson.