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18th Mar

2013

Depave the Duwamish! Volunteer to put plants in the ground Saturday 3/30!

Get out  your hardhats because there’s going to be about 1300 square feet of roadway removed to make way for four beautiful, hard-working rain gardens in South Park!  Rain gardens beautify the street, increase bird and butterfly habitat, and improve water quality. The South Park Greenstreet will also slow traffic and create places for the family-oriented neighborhood to gather and visit.

Starting Friday 3/29 at about 8:30am Green Tech Excavation will be at the corner of South Southern Street and 12th Avenue South removing asphalt and compacted soils.

Saturday morning, 3/30, we are hosting a neighborhood volunteer planting party from 10-2pm. All ages and abilities are welcome. Come out on a beautiful day and learn about rain gardens!

South Southern St. and 12th Ave South is also part of the zig-zag way people travel along the river through South Park – from Riverside/Portland streetend parks to the South Park Bridge and T-117. The roadway will be narrowed from 30-feet to 22-feet, making vehicles slow down as they pass through the intersection, providing a safer pedestrian and bike environment for all residents.

 

The project is funded through a grant from King County Wastewater / WRIA-9, and the McNeill family Plumb Level and Square Fund. Project partners include South Park Area Redevelopment Committee, LDP Engineering, Green Tech Excavation, Go Natives Nursery, Brian Gerich and the UW Masters of Landscape Architecture Design Lab, and Urban Systems Design.

 

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