Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club Spring Lunch: On June 8th, MBYC sponsored its spring lunch, bringing together the following agencies and organizations who interact in Meydenbauer Bay: Bellevue Police Department, Medina Police Department, Mercer Island Marine Patrol, Bellevue Park Department, REI, MBYC Youth Sailing, Meydenbauer Bay Neighbors Association, A Representative from all the Condominium Association from the Bay, and the Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club. Items discussed included Water Safety, Crime and Homelessness, Schedule for Phase II of the Meydenbauer Bay Park, Speed and Wake issues in the Bay, Parking, Traffic, Indian Gillnetting, Noise, and other areas of mutual interest.
Water Safety, Speed, and Wake Restrictions: It has been suggested by the City, some residents around the Bay, and others that speed and wake restrictions within the Bay be considered. This issue is being studied while trying to keep safety, the rights and interests of the water skiers, boaters, paddleboards, kayaks, sailors, swimmers, and wakeboarders and property owners in mind—a difficult task! Any thoughts or opinions on this topic would be welcome.
Meydenbauer Bay Park Beach Pollution and Closure: The Meydenbauer Bay Park swimming beach was planned to be open by June 25th. However, water samples taken by King County revealed high levels of Ecoli bacteria in the water which delayed the opening for approximately two weeks. It is believed that this was caused by the large number of Canadian geese in the Bay. All residents, boaters, and park visitors are advised not to feed geese or other waterfowl to avoid beach and park closures.
Milfoil Treatment: Each year, the Meydenbauer Bay Neighbors Association, together with the City of Bellevue, Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club, the Condominiums facing the Bay, and single-family residents on the Bay treat the water by using a licensed and approved applicator. This treatment for the invasive species of Eurasian Milfoil and Brazilian Elodea will be performed on July 18, 2022, a date authorized by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Shots fired, Fourth of July, Parking and Traffic: During the week of June 20th, we received reports that shots were fired at approximately 2:00 a.m. near or in the park. Bellevue police investigated and thought it could have been fireworks. All residents are reminded that gunfire and fireworks are illegal and will be prosecuted. Residents are invited to enjoy the City of Bellevue fireworks display at the downtown park; however, they are cautioned to obey parking and traffic regulations while doing so.
Visitor Moorage: The City of Bellevue Park Rangers will be enforcing security and usage of the City of Bellevue Visitor Moorage at the City dock at the foot of 100th Street.
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The MBNA is a 501C3 Non-Profit Corporation. Our mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of Meydenbauer Bay. As we approach the planning, design, and eventual construction of Phase II of the park, it is anticipated that we will be hiring consultants in the areas of Traffic, Parking, Design, and Legal. Donations can be made using Paypal or mail check to:
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