Sanislo Wetland Restoration: Planting a Community
King County has awarded a $25,000 grant to Puget Creek Watershed Alliance for the native plant restoration of Puget Creek’s headwaters at the Sanislo Elementary School wetland. This community effort hopes to improve wildlife habitat and the natural sponge needed to filter the #1 polluter of Puget Sound – stormwater. The PCWAlliance and local restoration company, Garden Cycles, will hold monthly workparties (fourth Saturdays, starting Feb 25, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm) to remove invasive blackberry and ivy, spread woodchip mulch, and plant native trees, shrubs, and groundcovers. For information, http://pugetcreekwatershedalliance.org/, or contact Steve Richmond (206-650-9807; firstname.lastname@example.org). Please join us!
- When: Saturday, February 25, 2012 (fourth Saturday of every month)
- Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. (Join in for half an hour or all day–whatever you have time for.)
- Where: Sanislo Elementary School; SW Myrtle and 19th Ave SW in the Puget Ridge neighborhood. Street address- 1812 SW Myrtle Street (see map below)
Using public transportation take
- Bus #125 from downtown, 3 stops past the South Seattle Community College’s main bus stop (on 16th Ave SW); get off at SW Myrtle St.; walk west 3 blocks).
- Bus #125 from White Center; go 2 stops past SW Holden (fire station and 7-11) to SW Myrtle.
- Bus #120 from downtown; get off at SW Myrtle, one stop before Home Depot. Walk east to top of stairs.
- Bus #120 from White Center; get off north of Home Depot.
- Bus #128 from Admiral District; get off after Home Depot at the 2nd stop past Delridge Way (at SW Orchard); walk NE up SW Orchard to SW Myrtle, turn left, walk one block to school.
What to bring:
- shovel, (we’ll have extra);
- weather-appropriate gear (rain or cold);
- hat/eye protection;
- food/water, sturdy shoes.
If you like cutting blackberry, bring some hand clippers, loppers, or hedge shears.