Sunrise Heights and Westwood residents and neighbors have an opportunity to see a recently completed rain garden project in the Georgetown neighborhood. Sunrise Heights and Westwood are scheduled to have rain gardens installed as part of the Barton Basin Combines Sewer Overflow project.
For the past year, the Georgetown community has been working with King County, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Conservation Corps, Gary Merlino Construction, Urban Systems Design and SvR Design (SvR is also designing the Barton bioretention swales) to build a series of six streetside curb-cut rain gardens that collect runoff from the streets and sidewalks. They are finished and fully functional.
The group is hosting a ribbon-cutting event on Saturday, March 17th at 10:00 am and you are welcome to join them.
King County Wastewater staff and elected officials will attend to congratulate the collaboration and hard work that went into the first community-initiated curb-cut rain garden in Seattle.
The location is 738 S. Orcas Street at S. Padilla Place. Local coffee and pastries will be served.
For more information about the project or the event, contact: Cari Simson, Urban Systems Design, at 206-234-5102.