Mike Lemmon

Mike is co-creator and creative director of Seattle Greenlaker. He is a Seattle native who enjoys exploring Green Lake on foot and by kayak. Mike brought to life the user experience of Seattle Greenlaker through the site’s design and development.

Introducing ‘Beyond Green Lake’

We all love the Green Lake neighborhood. It’s got restaurants, pubs, shops and of course the park. What more could you want? Well occasionally, things DO happen outside of Green Lake, and we wanted to be able to tell you about some of those things here. “Beyond Green Lake” is our occasional column that covers happenings […]

Green Lake’s 2014 Year-in-Review

Since launching in May of this year, we’ve published 193 stories…what an amazing first year! As 2014 draws to a close, we thought we would reflect on some highlights of our coverage from around the neighborhood.   News  The Park District ballot measure passed Green Lake was closed to swimming due to algae The City Council voted […]

The 2014 Green Lake Holiday Gift Guide

We’re excited to announce our first Green Lake Holiday Gift Guide. In our call for submissions, we asked for gift ideas of products that were either: Made in Green Lake Created by Green Lake residents Or about Green Lake We weren’t sure what we would get, but we were certainly amazed by what we received! We hope these […]

Seattle City Council Announces Accelerated Green Lake Algae Cleanup

Seattle City Councilmembers Jean Godden and Mike O’Brien announced today that the Council’s Budget Committee has recommended to fast-track funds for water treatment of Green Lake to reduce the growth of harmful algae, according to a city press release. “The dedicated advocacy from Green Lake neighbors brought this issue front-and-center to Councilmembers’ minds. It’s thanks to them […]

Call For Submissions: Green Lake Holiday Gift Guide

Calling all Green Lake makers and sellers: we’re excited to announce our first Green Lake Holiday Gift Guide and need your help. Our goal is to highlight products that are either made in, sold in or about Green Lake.  Here’s what we need for submissions: Name of the product A photo Website of the company […]

Announcing the 2014 Fall Photo Contest Winners

Greenlake is a photogenic place, and fall in particular brings out so much of the character of this place. Whether it’s the changing face of the lake, the trees in the park or the people who visit, these photographers captured the essence of fall in the neighborhood. Congratulations to our winners: Mariya Moore, Dustin Guy, […]

Calling All Photographers: Green Lake Fall Photo Contest

Calling all photographers! In honor of the beginning of fall, we want to see your best photos capturing Green Lake in the autumn. Your prize? The honor of being part of the top five photos we showcase in a post on the site in early November. Submit your photos to by October 30, 2014. Include a caption and your name […]

The Green Lake Community Council

Wednesday night we attended the Green Lake Community Council (GLCC) meeting, held at the Hearthstone Chapel. We were invited by Council Chair Paul Kostek to introduce the site to the community. The Community Council is a neighborhood group who’s mission is in part, “To foster a greater sense of community among all who live, work and play here.” […]

New feature: Columns & Topics

Announcing a new feature to help you get your Dogs of Greenlake fix easier: Columns & Tags. Available in the sidebar, this list of our (semi)-regular columns lets you jump to the set of articles that match. No more search or randomly browsing to find a topic. Plus, this list will grow as we develop more […]

Seattle reLeaf program for Free Street-side Trees Ends August 27

We wanted to share an update from Katie Gibbons, Seattle ReLeaf Project Manager, to remind residents that August 27, 2014 is the last date to apply for a free street-side tree from this beautification program through Seattle Public Utilities. Gibbons shared an interesting map showing the distribution of ReLeaf trees since 2009, and she added, […]

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