Thornton Creek Confluence Project – March 19, 2015
From Emily Reardon
On Saturday, March 21st, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) crews will be installing wood fencing on SPU property at two locations to protect the new plantings at the Thornton Creek Confluence floodplain. Fencing will be placed on either side of the 35th Ave NE bridge on the east side of the roadway and around the new cul-de-sac on 36th Ave NE. Hundreds of new plants and trees were installed as part of the Thornton Creek Confluence project and the new vegetation provides benefits to downstream stream-side properties and improves habitat for biological communities within the creek. The intent of the fencing is to protect the new plantings until they are well-established by discouraging foot traffic from the restoration area. The fences will remain for up to three years or until the plants successfully provide a natural barrier.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our post-construction communications survey. We appreciate your input and continued interest throughout construction of the project.
For questions about maintenance of the Thornton Creek Confluence floodplain, please contact Deb Heiden at 206-386-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.