Archive for May, 2010

The work party today successfully finished the temporary Yesler Swamp trail. The “Y” shaped trail completed access to the north and eastern portion of the lagoon from the eastern parking lot of the Urban Horticulture Buildings. The trail was positioned by Kern Ewing. The swampy portions were covered with hand cut logs cut by Lennie Nelson and placed by Fred Hoffer. Today Kern Ewing, Lennie Nelson, Fred Hoffer, Timothy McDonald, Jerry Gettel, Kelly Hoffer, Fiona Hoffer, Jean Colley, and Carol Arnold hauled and spread wood chips on the eastern portion of the trail and were photographed by Elizabeth Nelson and interviewed and videotaped by Jim Compton.

In order to make a complete loop out of this trail, money, architectural design and a boardwalk will be necessary. In the meantime please enjoy the temporary trail now accessible in tennis shoes instead of boots.

The males: Fred Hoffer, Jerry Gettel, Timothy McDonald, Len Nelson, Kern Ewing

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Latest News From Yesler Swamp!

Enjoy a stroll through Yesler Swamp on the new wood-chip path! Thanks to the hard work of friends and neighbors, we have the beginnings of a path that enables walkers to view parts of the Swamp up close and makes it easier to remove ivy and other invasive plants.

Join your friends and neighbors on SATURDAY, JUNE 5th at 10:00 for the next WORK PARTY! We will continue spreading wood chips, pulling ivy and maybe even begin planting native species. Tools will be available and there will be light refreshments. JOIN THE FUN AND HELP SAVE YESLER SWAMP!

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