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Friends of the Troll’s Knoll receives $6000 grant

By Heidi · October 26th, 2009 · 6 Comments

After community efforts to clean the green space around the Fremont Troll, plans are moving forward to develop the area thanks to help from the city.

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This weekend, Kimberly Scrivner of Friends of the Troll’s Knoll learned they have received a $6000 grant through the Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple Neighborhood Match Fund Grant.  This brings a total of more than $12,000 to help them begin planting trees along Aurora and for mulching the blackberries that were cleared by SDOT crews a couple of months ago.  The grant follows a ”Clean and Green” event attended by Mayor Greg Nickels in August that gave neighbors a first look at preliminary plans for revitalizing the green space surrounding the Troll. 

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Scrivner spearheaded the Friends of the Troll’s Knoll project to help make the area on each side of the Aurora Bridge on N. 36th St. and Troll Way a safe and more utilized interactive space in the Fremont community.   Tonight, she will be presenting the preliminary project designs at the Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting at 7:00 pm. to get additional input.  Several community meetings are being planned to get feedback from the neighborhood and to discuss next steps.  We’ll keep you posted with more information.

  • ihatehumanpoop

    Great, sounds like it will be a nice place for people to sleep, pee and crap, like every other inch of seattle.

    • huldrefolk

      Didn’t know the troll was allowed to post comments.

  • Friend of the Troll's Nose

    Did anyone else look at this picture and see f fish biting the troll's nose?

    • SPG

      Can I have some of what you're having?

      • Friend of the Troll's Nose

        Imagine a big salmon coming from the right side of the photo. His mouth is wrapped around the troll's nose. Now paint over the salmon so it looks like trees and sky. Does that help?

    • mlaun

      I see the fish! We must have done the same acid in our youth :-)




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