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Arboretum Creek Water Enhancement

Enhancing the Union Bay area and improving surface drainage through the Washington Park Arboretum to improve habitat for native species, enhance educational opportunities, and create a “crown jewel” in the center of this unique park

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Project Description

The Friends of Arboretum Creek want to improve the water quality, water flow, and aquatic habitat of Arboretum Creek, which is currently more of a forgotten drainage ditch. Stormwater surges from nearby streets contaminate the creek with pollutants and are a hindrance to greater use by fish, birds, and other creatures as well as appreciation by human visitors.

Initial research regarding the quality and location of additional water sources is successfully under way. Additional funding will be required in the next phase of the project, to produce a conceptual documentation of the options for uniting clean water sources with Arboretum Creek.

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