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Arboretum Creek Water Enhancement

Maximize the diversity of life in Arboretum Creek while rekindling the love affair between Seattleites and nature

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Project Description

The Friends of Arboretum Creek are dedicated to improving water quality, water flow, and aquatic habitat of Arboretum Creek, in the Washington Park Arboretum. As of Dec. 11th, 2019, the King County Council has approved funding for our ‘Alder Creek to Arboretum Creek – 30% Design’ request.

This grant will create a 30% design for reuniting Alder Creek with Arboretum Creek which will restore year-round flow in the upper portion of Arboretum Creek. Ultimately, this will help make nature-in-the-city accessible to all King County residents while reducing pollution and increasing capacity in the King County Wastewater System.

We will continue working closely with key stakeholders to develop a design that fits the many diverse needs and interests. Key stakeholder organizations include:

Seattle Parks and Recreation
King County Waterworks Program
King County – Wastewater Treatment Division
Seattle Public Utility
Seattle Department of Transportation
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Arboretum Foundation
Seattle Parks Foundation
Friends of Arboretum Creek

Flexibility, creativity and positive support are greatly appreciated during this process.

Future updates will be available on our website at https://arboretumcreek.wordpress.com

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