2801 SW Thistle
Stakeholder meeting: Roxhill Park
Bog/Longfellow Creek Headwater Restoration Project
Tuesday, February 11th 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Lower Level, SW Teen Life Center, 2801 SW Thistle St, 98126
In a collaborative effort of community, nonprofit organizations, county and city agencies to restore Roxhill Bog’s ecosystem and provide the community with a safe and engaging natural area for recreation and education you are invited to a stakeholder project meeting to learn about this effort, its importance to the health of Longfellow Creek, its salmon and saving of one of the last peat fens in Seattle. Climate change and urbanization have caused Roxhill Bog to degrade to a critical tipping point – if not addressed now, restoration of its natural functions may no longer be feasible.
A hydrology study being conducted by Natural Systems Design is one of the first steps to restore Roxhill Bog’s natural hydrology, enhancing its water quality, improving ecological resiliency and benefiting salmonid recovery in Longfellow Creek and the greater Green-Duwamish basin.
The goal is to revitalize this natural area so it can again contribute to the creek’s health, support one of the most diverse bird populations in the city, enhance environmental education, foster outdoor recreation, improve neighborhood health and safety.
Who Should Attend?
Community leaders, environmental practitioners/professionals, educators, NGOs working within the basin and local area
Overview of Roxhill Bog, its history, community, environmental & social challenges, opportunities
Connection to Longfellow Creek basin
Hydrology Study by Natural Systems Design
Discussion Break Out
Hosted By: Roxhill Champions: RoxhillPark.org, Duwamish Alive Coalition,: duwamishalive.org, American Rivers: https://www.americanrivers.org , Seattle Parks and Recreation, https://www.seattle.gov/parks