Category Archives: Meadowbrook neighborhood

Meadowbrook Update: September 2014

The rain and cooler temperatures of the week of September 21 to 27, 2014, were a signal to fish, that it is almost time for them to swim upstream!  The summer dry-season is over, and in-water work at The Confluence … Continue reading

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August 2014 Update: Construction on the Creek

In the Summer of 2014 work is continuing on improvements at The Confluence, the joining-place of the north and south branches of Thornton Creek on 35th Ave NE at NE 107th Street.  The two branches flow into Meadowbrook Pond, a … Continue reading

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July 2014 Update: Thornton Creek Confluence Project

The South Fork of Thornton Creek flows eastward through culverts under 35th Ave NE at NE 107th Street in Meadowbrook.  Work is underway this summer to widen and improve this channel of Thornton Creek.  Instead of a straight, vegetation-choked channel, … Continue reading

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The Confluence in 2014

Road closure update:  As of June 2nd, 2014, 35th Ave NE is CLOSED at NE 107th Street.  Summer construction work will be done to enlarge the creek bed of the South Fork of Thornton Creek and put in new, much … Continue reading

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School Day Memories: November 22, 1963

November 22, 1963 is remembered as a turning point in the lives of Baby Boomers who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. Young, vital John F. Kennedy, the first US President to be born in the twentieth century, was … Continue reading

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Meadowbrook Pond Autumn 2013 Re-opening

Meadowbrook Pond is located on 35th Ave NE at about NE 107th Street, its entrance framed by the flame ash street trees which line the arterial.  The pond is part of a low-lying flat area called the Confluence because the … Continue reading

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Street Trees on 35th Ave NE

The neighborhoods of Wedgwood and Meadowbrook in northeast Seattle enjoy a beautiful drive along the main arterial, 35th Ave NE, under the canopy of Flame Ash trees.  These street trees were planted between 1965 to 1972 as part of Urban Forestry of … Continue reading

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Meadowbrook Pond: Farewell Until Fall

Meadowbrook is the name of the neighborhood to the north of Wedgwood from NE 95th to 125th Streets and includes the sites of Nathan Hale High School, Meadowbrook Community Center and the Pond.  Meadowbrook Pond is located directly across from … Continue reading

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The Thornton Creek Confluence at Meadowbrook Pond

The Thornton Creek Watershed is a system of big and small streams which drain the region of northeast Seattle, with the final outflow into Lake Washington at Matthews Beach, at about NE 93rd Street. The watershed has two main branches, … Continue reading

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John Thornton of Thornton Creek

In the Meadowbrook neighborhood of northeast Seattle, the North and South Forks of the Thornton Creek system come to a convergence point on 35th Ave NE at NE 107th Street.  Since the 1990s intensive work has gone into this site, … Continue reading

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