SANITATION SERVICES RODD PEMBLE, SEPT'S. GUEST SPEAKER
uesday, September 10, 2019 at the Cordata
located at 400 Meadowbrook Court, Bellingham, WA 98226. Our first meeting for the 2019-2020 will feature Sanitation Services Rodd Pemble as our speaker. This will be the first meeting for the 2019-2020 year. Rodd, will talk to us about recycling and will bring examples of some items regarding recycling.
THE BIRCHWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NAME CHANGE
Nathan Shorb, Director of Youth and Operations & Operations announced the renaming of the Birchwood Presbyterian Church to the Cordata Presbyterian Church. The name change process started on July 1, 2019. The next steps in the name-changing process are; placing a temporary exterior roundabout banner reading Cordata Presbyterian Church, as well as social media, emails, and website. August 25, a Neighborhood Block Party and community reveal as CORDATA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The Cordata Neighborhood Association is thankful to this church for its past support of the Cordata Neighborhood by providing a place for our monthly meetings held from September to June. Thank you Cordata Neighborhood Presbyterian Church!
A REPORT ON THE CORDATA COMMUNITY GARDEN
With the Cordata Community Garden's season under full speed ahead, there is much recognition in order. The new garden storage shed is installed, and was made possible by CNA Board member Paul Kratzig, who helped in obtaining the funding, building organization by recruiting and then enlisting the help and generous donations by the Meridian High School shop class, who built the shed under the instruction of teacher Brent Fuller. Also, Bob VanderPloeg of Meridian Equipment, generously delivered the shed to the garden site. I should also point out that the garden is fully funded and operated by the Cordata Neighborhood Association aided by a $1500 grant received from the City of Bellingham, Even with all this help and community involvement, there were many volunteers in getting the shed placed and functional. A special thanks go to Chris Calverly, Kaitlin Schenken, Marnie Brandow, Monica Aebly and Dan Norvelle. Your Cordata Neighborhood Association invites you to drive by and look at the beautiful Cordata Community Garden, I believe you will be inspired and may want to consider placing your name on a list to have, and garden a spot in the future.
OUR NEW CORDATA PARK IS MATERIALIZING BEFORE OUR VERY EYES
One only need drive, walk, cycle by the new park that is currently under construction on Cordata Parkway between Horton and Stuart, to see the fast paced construction effort underway by the Strider Construction Co. Currently, Strider is working hard building the sites where playground amenities will be, as well as the pump track. Construction seem to be on schedule for completion of Phase One by year's end or early 2020. Below are some photos taken August 1, 2019 showing construction activity and progress.