The Forest is protected!
Cleveland High School Memorial Forest Conservation Easement Agreement with King County and Memorandum of Understanding with the Cleveland High School Alumni Association
On March 10, 2021 the Cleveland High School Alumni Association was successful in its efforts to convince Seattle Public Schools (SPS) to sell the development rights to the Memorial Forest to King County Parks Department (KCPD). This major accomplishment means
- SPS retains ownership of the property
- SPS collects $3.47 million from KCPD
- Easement placed on the property to restrict development
- Property is added to KCPD Forest Conservation plan
- CHS alumni can rest assured that the property is protected.
Details about this meeting can be found at SeattleSchools.org:
- CHSAA is allowed to provide a new concrete sign “The Cleveland High School Memorial Forest”
- SPS will consider rebuilding the existing lyceum ($120K-$150K)
- CHSAA and SPS will consider a feasibility study for managing the CHS Memorial Forest, featuring selective harvesting and replanting
Additional 2021 Accomplishments
10,000 Trees Planted
The Landon Plaque
The Ed Landon plaque, which was conceived by Mary Ann Bosnich McCord ’57 and designed by John Barton ’54 and Bernie Moskowitz ’57. This is a bronze plaque located in the Ed Landon Library at Cleveland High School.
The Granite Monument
CHS Veteran's Memorial
The CHS Veteran’s memorial, which was conceived by Bernie Moskowitz ’57 and designed by John Barton ’54, Bernie Moskowitz ’57 and Mary Lou (Zarkades) Barton ’54.
This memorial is located at Tahoma National Cemetery in Covington Washington where Bernie is the lead bugler.