Upper Bear Creek
Community Council

Upper Bear Creek Community Council

Serves 22,000 people in north-central King County between the Sammamish and Snoqualmie Rivers and north of Redmond and east of Woodinville.

The Upper Bear Creek Community Council meets the fourth Tuesday of most months. The purpose of the council is to inform, assist and represent our community in dealing with King County government and other entities with respect to issues that affect our community.


Environmental Impact Statement

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is holding public hearings on the Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station (NERTS) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Learn more at kingcounty.gov/northeast

The public hearings will be held on:

Draft EIS Public Hearing #1 (in-person):
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Lake Washington High School
12033 NE 80th St, Kirkland, WA 98033

Draft EIS Public Hearing #2 (Virtual):
Thursday, March 7, 2024 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Virtual, via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84538113399

Draft EIS Public Hearing #3 (in-person):
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Woodinville High School
19819 136th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council (gmuvac)

King County Comprehensive Plan

The latest updates and background information about the King County Comprehensive Plan can be found at http://gmvuac.org/kccp-major-update-2/

On February 6, 2024, the Joint Team submitted to the King County Council’s Local Services & Land-Use Committee (LS&L-U) Committee (the designated responsible entity for the Update) Detailed Comments on the King County Executive’s Recommended Plan (ERP) for the Update that he submitted to the King County Council on December 7, 2023.

Upper Bear Creek Community Council Public Forum

Summary of December 19, 2023 Public Forum

Friends of Sammamish Valley
Presented by Mike Tanksley

Overview of the Agricultural Production and protection in WA and King County specifically with the Sammamish River APD.
Agricultural Production Districts in King County

Growth management Act
GMA Laws and Rules - Washington State Department of Commerce
Relies on Zoning Law Enforcement
King County has had lax enforcement leading to encroachment from commercial enterprises. The Adult Beverage Ordnance has effectively legalized winery tasing rooms in rural and agricultural areas.
Adult Beverage Ordinance 19030 — Friends of Sammamish Valley
King County continues to grapple with alcohol rules in rural areas | Seattle Weekly

The Washington State Supreme Court, has accepted the Friends of Sammamish Valley and Futurewise Petitions for Review! Ruling expected summer of 2024.

Onsite Sewage System Changes
Presented by Corrina Marote, Public Health, Seattle-King County

WA state recently updated it's OSS rules. Most of the changes were already in effect for King County. By law all counties in WA state must adopt the new rules. King County is reviewing the rule changes and conducting public hearing. Full details are in the presentation here.

Music in the Park 2020

MiP Logo 2016

We are excited to welcome John Shephard to the role of Music Coordinator, who will oversee current and future years of Music in the Park at Cottage Lake and is the primary contact for all musicians interested in performing.

For more information about Music in the Park at Cottage Lake, including 2019's line-up, please visit our Music page. For prior years, visit the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 pages.