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Yesler Swamp Trail Progress

We are making headway with the Yesler Swamp trail completing an ADA accessible entrance in December 2015 so those using wheel chairs, walkers, strollers or mobility impaired individuals can safely enjoy our boardwalk and upland trail. The Washington Conservation Corp who are pictured below working on the entrance will return in February 2016 to work on the […]

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Friends of Yesler Swamp is offering a paid internship to a person with experience or class work in environmental sciences.  The details are in this description: RESTORATION ECOLOGY INTERN – Revised

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  Please join us for a tour of Yesler Swamp at 2 p.m. on Sunday November 22, led by Kern Ewing, UW professor of restoration ecology. See the progress we’ve made on the boardwalk and find out more about our native plant restoration.   We’ll meet at the east parking lot of the UW Center […]

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Halloween in the Swamp!

Over 40 kids and grown-ups braved the weather and the spooks for a Halloween Walk Saturday in Yesler Swamp. The walkers encountered the Mushroom Man and learned about Swamp creatures and plants like owls, mushrooms, and beavers.  Friends of Yesler Swamp members Kat Cerny-Chipman, Zac Mallon, Carolyn Foster, and Tyler Licata guided the Swamp Walk. […]

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Halloween in Yesler Swamp!

  Sunday, October 25    2-4 p.m. Center for Urban Horticulture ~ East Parking Lot at Yesler Swamp Sign 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle​ ​Kids of all ages are invited to Halloween in Yesler Swamp! Join us for  a Halloween Swamp Walk along the new boardwalk to learn about Swamp Creatures! Bats Owls Snakes Mushrooms Beavers ​Here’s […]

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Today I saw a women scout out the trail and up on the street was a car with a handicapped licence plate and a nice man in a wheelchair over looking the swamp from Surber Drive. I suggested she could try to go around the sidewalk to the entrance at the Eastern edge of the […]

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Carolyn, Kat, Carol, and Tyler are pictured along with a slide show, historical and present day posters of Yesler Swamp as photographed by Donna Thursday evening June 18th. Virginia also attended. Carol applied for the $100,000+ grant, Carolyn who just graduated from UW and has been working in the swamp restoring native plants with Tyler […]

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Thanks to Herrara Environmental Consultants for contributing dozens of hours to restoring Yesler Swamp! Herrara is an engineering firm that specializes in water, restoration, and sustainable development. The Herrara team was supported by Lewis Johnson, Fred Hoffer, Carolyn Foster, Tyler Licata, and other community volunteers. Photos by Lewis Johnson

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The construction of the environmentally designed, accessible Yesler Swamp boardwalk is more than half way finished and restoration of Yesler Swamp is on the home stretch! All that remains is the East Trail, the entry path, and the viewing platform on the north side of Yesler Swamp.   Generous donors have contributed over $260,000 to […]

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Friends of Yesler Swamp Board members Tyler Licata and Carolyn Foster presented their Senior Projects to UW faculty members on Thursday evening, receiving enthusiastic applause!  Carolyn’s project in community based restoration reported interviews with 10 environmental leaders and their role in preserving ecosystem services and building social capital in Seattle. Tyler’s project in Environment and […]

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