Fauntleroy Creek gets new native plants – just in time for fish!

Big news from Fauntleroy Creek steward Judy Pickens: “(Volunteer) Dennis (Hinton) just spotted six fry zipping around in the lower creek – our first sighting of home hatch from the fall spawning!” That’s two days after volunteers’ “snow-postponed planting party” – here’s Judy’s report:

(Photos by Kersti Muul)

A dozen volunteers came out over the weekend to install 200 native plants on city-owned property in lower Fauntleroy Creek.

The work party was part of a multi-year Green Seattle Partnership project to improve water quality, eliminate invasive species, and benefit wildlife. A contractor has been weeding the 12,550 sf open-space site adjacent to the fish ladder and planting the steep slope.

Forest steward Peggy Cummings organized the planting party for the Fauntleroy Watershed Council.

Back to the salmon: Volunteer creek-watchers counted 18 last fall.

2 Replies to "Fauntleroy Creek gets new native plants - just in time for fish!"

  • Railroaded March 4, 2019 (4:52 pm)

    Great job, everybody! Exciting.

  • Kersti March 5, 2019 (7:43 am)

    :)So exciting

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