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Neighborhood Exchange: Yesler Swamp Restoration and Boardwalk
Neighborhood Exchange: Yesler Swamp Restoration and Boardwalk
WhenSaturday, Mar 11, 2017, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WhereUW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, 98105
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsSeattle Architecture Foundation
Description

Visitors to Yesler Swamp can now access a boardwalk and gravel upland trail beginning at the east parking lot of the Center for Urban Horticulture, winding through the swamp, and looping back to the parking lot.

This Swamp, a wetland with trees, is located at the corner of NE 41st and Surber Drive on the shore of Lake Washington. It sits on  the site of the historic outlet of Yesler Creek, skirts a lagoon that connects to Union Bay and once housed Henry Yesler’s lumber mill. Yesler Swamp hosts over 100 species of birds and an active beaver lodge.

Friends of Yesler Swamp partnered with University of Washington students, faculty, and staff to restore Yesler Swamp by installing native plants and clearing invasive species like Himalayan blackberry, English ivy, and reed canary grass.

Speakers Include:
Carol Arnold, Friends of Yesler Swamp
Carolyn Foster
Karen Selander, City of Seattle, Dept of Neighborhoods
Kern Ewing, Professor of Restoration Ecology at UW and member of the Friends of Yesler Swamp nonprofit

This program is supported by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Matching Fund

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