First Meeting of the year: September 21, 2021 at 6pm

Note from the president:
 As we prepare for our first group meeting in over a year I made the decision to ask our planned speaker to postpone his presentation until the October meeting, to give the board a chance to get our official business in order and a solid plan moving forward.We currently have fewer than 40 members, when we usually have 60-80. We need every voting member to show up so we can get quorum.  Without one, we cannot conduct any business. Also, it’s obvious we need to consider a membership drive, both to fill vacancies on the Board and for labor to assist on projects. 

Our prior Forest Service location will not be available to us for at least the rest of 2021, but Snoqualmie Valley Parks has generously allowed us to use Meadowbrook free of charge for the remainder of 2021. We will need to research our options for a meeting place for 2022.

 Meeting info:

Tuesday, September 21 at 6pm 
Meadowbrook Interpretive Center 
1711 Boalch Avenue NW 
North Bend 98045 

Please plan on attending. 

See you all there! 




Agenda 9/21/2021

6PM Call to Order

WELCOME, RECOGNIZE ANY GUESTS

SECRETARY READING OF LAST MEETINGS’ MINUTES
        CHANGES AND APPROVAL NEEDED

TREASURERS REPORT

OLD BUSINESS

SECRETARY POSITION IS OPEN NEED VOLUNTEER — ELAINA IS READY FOR A REPLACEMENT

I-90 FENCE PROJECT – NEED NEW PROJECT LEADER

COLLARING + WE ARE DONE WITH THIS PROJECT EXCEPT ON A CASE-BY-CASEBASIS, IF REQUESTED BY PARTNERING AGENCY

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

  RESEEDING PROJECTS

         VALLEY AREA

         NEARBY FORESTS

EDUCATION

  NEED NEW PROJECT LEADER

        E IS FOR ELK WEEK SNOQUALMIE FARM CHILDCARE CENTER

POACHED ELK

  FOOD BANK TABLE

OPEN DIRECTOR POSITIONS

NEW BUSINESS

  ELECTIONS

  MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

COMMENTS FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

A message from the USVEMG President –

I hope all of you are well and making the best of the current situation with Covid-19. I know my personal life choices have changed, and I am far more aware of my interaction with the world than I have ever been. It is quite a challenge, but one I think we will all meet head on with tenacity and diligence. 

Our meetings are on hold until there is a change. All of our partners and stakeholders concur. I want to keep you all updated on the continuing work on projects for the group - 

We are actively working on two projects - our Mitigating Elk Damage Poster and our new “elk information” sign at Meadowbrook, in partnership with Si View Parks. Andrea Toomey, former USVEMG president and current member, is heading up these two projects. I have taken and shared with her some great photos lately of elk damage at Elk Meadows on SE Mt Si Road (there were probably 60-70 animals there this morning) that will be incorporated into the poster.

I90 Fence Repair project is obviously on hold, temporarily. 

We THANK YOU for your continued loyalty as we face these unprecedented times. Our commitment and responsibility to the elk and Snoqualmie Valley has never been stronger. Stay safe and healthy! Stay home, if you can. 

Sharen Marsall, President