Thursday, April 19, 2012

Guided Yesler Swamp Walk Tour Sunday For Kids And Adults

UW Restoration team at work

Friends of Yesler Swamp is having a free guided Swamp Walk tour for kids and adults this Sunday, Earth Day, from
1-2pm.  Meet in the east parking lot at the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 N.E. 41st Street).

The information says:
Rob Edsforth, a leader of the UW Yesler Swamp Restoration Team, will lead the Earth Day walk.  Rob’s team has been working hard for months to remove invasive species and restore native plants to Yesler Swamp. 
Rob and his teamwill explain their efforts to preserve and protect this unique natural area located in the heart of Seattle. 
Yesler Swamp, withits active beaver lodge, is a fishing ground for nearby resident bald eagles, a breeding area for waterfowl, and a critical habitat for native bird species. 
If not controlled, invasive plants like Himalayan blackberry will out-compete the native flora and degrade the fragile ecosystem. Restoration of Yesler Swamp has been no easy task for the UW Restoration Team, involving months of planning and labor, and made possible thanks to the hard work of determined volunteers.
For more information go here.

(photo courtesy of Friends of Yesler Swamp)

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