Fauntleroy Creek’s best friends, hard at work again

Just south of the ferry dock, work has begun in earnest on a project Fauntleroy Creek stewards call “the reach to the beach.” Over the next 2 weeks, with the help of EarthCorps, they are working to transform the last stretch of FC into something more natural. Judy Pickens tells us major work won’t start till tomorrow, but we noticed a definite difference between the view of the beach this afternoon (first photo below) and yesterday (second photo below):


The coho salmon of Fauntleroy Creek need all the help they can get, after a disappointing year; here’s hoping this project does the trick. By the way, the FC fish ladder on the other side of Fauntleroy Way celebrates its 10th anniversary next year!

3 Replies to "Fauntleroy Creek's best friends, hard at work again"

  • Drury August 28, 2007 (7:08 pm)

    Plplplplpl…I’m embarrassed to say this, but I’d had no idea there was a fish ladder on Fauntleroy Creek. THANKS for mentioning it! I hope the additional work will be a “salmon friendly” success!

    It’s so easy to be oblivious to wonderful things in our own back yard. Note to self: wander off the beaten path.


  • Lou August 28, 2007 (8:33 pm)

    Yeah…I had no idea either about the fish ladder. I should check it out on my runs to LP before I jaywalk across Fauntleroy since I’m too lazy (even though I’m running) to go to a crosswalk

  • WSB August 28, 2007 (9:16 pm)

    Good news, Lou … there’s a crosswalk right below the fish ladder. It’s across from the entrance to the ferry dock; cross Fauntleroy at the bus stop, go up the staircase just south of the bus shelter to get to the small park with the fish-ladder overlook. This time of year the greenery obscures most of the creek below, but the overlook is a restful little area to take a break, with some public art flourishes too.

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