Welcome to our new partners, the UW Community Engagement Committee ~ Yesler Swamp Project. The new partnership will be a continuous collaboration between the student committee and the Friends of Yesler Swamp. The Community Engagement Committee is committed to working for two years to preserve, protect, and maintain Yesler Swamp!
In the picture (from left to right) are Tyler Licata, Carol Foster, and Morgan Wright (UW Community, Environment and Planning students), and BG Court ( a student in civil engineering). A special welcome to Tyler and Carolyn who will join the Friends of Yesler Swamp Board.
The Committee has already worked for three weekends clearing invasive out of Yesler Swamp. The Committee’s next work day is is Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome! Please show up anytime during the morning/early afternoon. Tools will be provided, just bring your own work boots/shoes. Tasks include: Mitigating invasive plant species in various locations (Himalayan Blackberry, English Ivy, and Morning Glory) and revitalizing those zones with native plants species.
Check out the Community Engagement Committee’s Yesler Swamp Project website!