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Friends of Yesler Swamp is pleased to announced that the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund has recommended a $64,000 award to begin construction of the Yesler Swamp Trail!

After an outpouring of community support, including three planning meetings open to the public, our design team at SBA Landscape Architects has completed a design for an environmentally sensitive, all-weather, handicapped accessible trail through Yesler Swamp. We have all the necessary environmental permits in hand!

Phase 1 will be a boardwalk segment over the lagoon.  Visitors will be able to watch eagles fishing, see a pair of Great Blue Herons, and — with any luck — catch a glimpse of beavers swimming in the waters. All this — AND visitors will be able to keep their feet dry, year-around!

Fund raising will begin soon to raise the $16,000 matching money for the Department of Neighborhood award.

Check out the details of plans and permits at Yesler Swamp Trail.

Buffleheads, courtesy of Doug Parrot

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