Wetlands and Stewardship Project

The Delridge Wetlands, located on 23rd Ave SW and SW Findlay St, is a project spearheaded by DNDA to protect, restore, preserve and expand the existing wetland to improve water quality in Longfellow Creek, meanwhile developing the space as a public park for all to enjoy. Beside wetland restoration, other plans for the park include the creation of an urban garden, community orchard, as well as developing the space as an outdoor classroom for local students and the community to learn hands-on environmental science and wetland stewardship.

The conceptual plan for the Wetland Park was produced by Pomegranate Center after gathering input from the greater community, project partners, educators and of course, DNDA.  This design incorporates so many elements that were proposed by our young students at K-8 STEM school and educators, who ensured that the design would aide them in developing curriculum for their 3rd-6th grade classrooms.  Now that we have a conceptual plan, we can pave the way for eventual construction! For more information about the design process, check out this blog post.

Funding from the West Seattle Garden Tour (WSGT) in 2017 will further DNDA’s work on the Delridge Wetlands and Stewardship Project, as well as construction design collaboration with Pomegranate Center.

Contact Willard Brown at willard@dnda.org with questions or if you are interested in volunteering with this initiative.


 

Project Partners:

Tilth Alliance

Seattle Green Spaces Coalition

Nature Consortium

Seattle City Light

K-8 STEM at Louisa Boren

Solid Ground (Lettuce Link)

Duwamish Alive Coalition

Puget Soundkeeper

DNDA