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From this northeastern perspective you can see the eastern boardwalk of the Yesler Swamp in the foreground and the entire southern loop close to the lagoon that once floated logs into Yesler’s mill. You can also see the western boardwalk up to the T intersection of the entrance boardwalk. The swamp has much more rainwater than usual. […]

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Late-afternoon snack

On February 2 late in the afternoon, Gordon Starkebaum photographed this female merganser heading toward the shore of Yesler Swamp with a fish in her bill, trailed by a second female merganser. Gordon used a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with a 400mm lens.

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Great day to visit the swamp

Lots of people enjoyed the views of water and birds today (Dec. 26, 2016) as they strolled the boardwalk at Yesler Swamp, including Gordon Starkebaum who took this photo of a beautiful Great Blue Heron. He used a Canon EOS REBEL T3i with a 400 mm lens.

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On this first day of fall, September 22, 2016 the Friends of Yesler Swamp with the help of the staff of the UW Botanic Gardens and supervisors from the Washington Conservation Corps completed two days of intensive work on the upland entrance trail to modify the trail’s 10% sloping grade so that it now meets ADA specifications […]

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Through the combined efforts of the Friends of Yesler Swamp, UW Botanical Gardens staff Annemarie Bilotta and supervisor David Zuckerman we did it! Volunteers used hand tools and UW staff used machinery to make the volunteer effort easier. Last week volunteers removed 2 inches of soil along the 60 foot long 4.5 foot wide path.   […]

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Six members of the WCC returned for their Swan Song as a team for this last two week effort on the Yesler swamp boardwalk. The boardwalk was completed today June 22nd 2016, a construction process that started before April 15th 2014. Junior, the foreman: He left this message: “After 3 crews, 3 phases we made it to […]

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New Resting Areas

Nearly a year ago the UW arboretum cut down a very large cedar and sliced it in 6 foot sections nearly 3 inches thick yielding four slabs of wood. David Zuckerman and Fred Hoyt who are administrators for the UW Botanic Gardens suggested we could use this wood for seating areas at two overlooks of the lagoon […]

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East Trail Progress

The Washington Conservation Corp started working again on the Yesler swamp trail on the East trail this spring. All the wood material is cedar. They are making a 4 ft wide boardwalk with four wider passing zones for wheelchairs and one T intersection viewing platform to view the skunk cabbage in the ordinary high water […]

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