Hole Finished Being Dug, Lowman Beach CSO Project Gets Concrete Lining Next

King County Wastewater Division announced that contractors have finished digging out the tank area at the Murray CSO Control Project site last Thursday, November 13. The resulting hole is 60 feet deep – big enough to house the facility’s one million gallon underground storage tank. The tank will help keep sewage and stormwater out of … Continue reading “Hole Finished Being Dug, Lowman Beach CSO Project Gets Concrete Lining Next”

Pathfinder K-8 School Has New 2500-gallon Cistern for Earth Project Garden

Sustainable West Seattle is excited to announce the completion of a new 2500-gallon rainwater harvesting system at Pathfinder K-8 school that will be used to irrigate its  extensive school garden.  SWS was a significant part of this project, donating volunteer labor through school parent Bill Reiswig and through a small grant from SWS’s storm water project Tox-ick.org. The … Continue reading “Pathfinder K-8 School Has New 2500-gallon Cistern for Earth Project Garden”

Help Map Polluted Surface Runoff Problems Using Instagram

The Washington Environmental Council and Resource Media have created a new social media project around mapping polluted runoff problems: #WaterSpotter! The goal is to solicit photo contributions from community members to document and map polluted runoff problems such as Street flooding; Pooling of water; Sheeting of water; Oil sheens on pavement; and Clogged storm drains … Continue reading “Help Map Polluted Surface Runoff Problems Using Instagram”

Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition Hosting Special Sustainable Practice Walks

Experience your neighborhood on foot while discovering how you can make it a better place. The event is called Rain2River and there are two dates when you can participate: April 27, Sunday – Rain2River Walk South Park 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S, South Park RSVP by clicking here, … Continue reading “Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition Hosting Special Sustainable Practice Walks”

Lowman Beach Combined Sewer Overflow Project Update, Soil Wall Being Built

During the week of March 17, King County’s contractor will begin work to stabilize the Lincoln Park Way SW hillside behind the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Facility project site. Stabilizing the hillside will control erosion and protect nearby private property and streets during excavation for the facility’s one-million gallon storage tank. The facility … Continue reading “Lowman Beach Combined Sewer Overflow Project Update, Soil Wall Being Built”

Work at Lowman Beach Park Continues with Tree Removal and Grading

During the week of January 27, 2014, King County contractor crews will continue survey work around the project area and begin clearing the project site east of Lowman Beach Park to prepare for site stabilization activities in February. Some of the survey work will occur in streets and sidewalks near the project sites. Traffic control … Continue reading “Work at Lowman Beach Park Continues with Tree Removal and Grading”

Sustainable West Seattle Seeks New Board Members for 2014

Help make West Seattle more sustainable and resilient! Sustainable West Seattle (SWS) is seeking new board members for 2014. We seek individuals who can commit 8 to 12 (or more) hours monthly to help us in growing SWS. Our mission is to “educate, create and advocate for sustainability in our local community.” Board members meet … Continue reading “Sustainable West Seattle Seeks New Board Members for 2014”

King County About To Begin Construction on Murray Combined Sewer Project

[This post contains updated information] King County Wastewater Division has released additional information about the construction about to begin at the Lowman Beach Park combined sewer overflow location. How will the facility be built? Stabilizing the hillside – the contractor will install soil nail walls by inserting steel rods into the hillside and attaching screens … Continue reading “King County About To Begin Construction on Murray Combined Sewer Project”

Barton CSO Project Getting Ready for Sunrise Heights/Westwood Tree Planting

In November, King County will transplant 24 trees within the Barton CSO Control project area to make room for the future bioretention swales (swales).  This project will install swales on 15 blocks in the Sunrise Heights and Westwood neighborhoods to capture stormwater runoff and reduce combined sewer overflows into Puget Sound during heavy rains. Staff … Continue reading “Barton CSO Project Getting Ready for Sunrise Heights/Westwood Tree Planting”

Combined Sewer Overflow Project @ Lowman Beach Now Cleared of Structures

King County’s contractor has cleared the structures from the Murray CSO Control Facility project site. Crews are now backfilling the foundations with soil and installing plastic along the site’s eastern slope to maintain the site’s stability. The site will then be seeded with grass to reduce runoff and dust prior to the start of facility … Continue reading “Combined Sewer Overflow Project @ Lowman Beach Now Cleared of Structures”