Author Archives: Wedgwood in Seattle History

About Wedgwood in Seattle History

Valarie is a volunteer history writer for the Wedgwood neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.

The New Boardwalk at Yesler Swamp

On Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 2 to 4 PM there will be a celebration for the first section of a new boardwalk completed on the Yesler Swamp Trail.  The celebration will be held at the Center for Urban Horticulture, … Continue reading

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Twentieth Anniversary Celebration: Thornton Creek Alliance

Thornton Creek Alliance (TCA) is an all-volunteer organization whose goal is to benefit the watershed by encouraging individuals, groups, schools, businesses, and government to work together in addressing the environmental restoration of the creek system.  It has been twenty years … Continue reading

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Fresh Produce for Sale along the Trail

The Burke-Gilman Trail will now have a fresh produce stand on Fridays, 3 to 5:30 PM, beginning on August 29, 2014, brought to you by students of the UW Farm.  Students will sell produce just across the Trail from the … Continue reading

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August 2014 Update: Construction on the Creek

In the Summer of 2014 work is continuing on improvements at The Confluence, the joining-place of the north and south branches of Thornton Creek on 35th Ave NE at NE 107th Street.  The two branches flow into Meadowbrook Pond, a … Continue reading

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A Tree in Montlake

Reblogged from Montlake.net/flyer/:  Seattle’s renowned tree expert Arthur Lee Jacobson has written about a fallen cherry tree near the Montlake Community Center at 1618 E. Calhoun Street, on the south side of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Mr. Jacobson alerts … Continue reading

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Slow-Down on the Trail: Construction Impacts the Burke-Gilman

An alert from the Seattle Parks and Recreation Dept:  Construction may affect use of the Burke-Gilman Trail between NE 125th and NE 135th Streets.

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July 2014 Update: Thornton Creek Confluence Project

The South Fork of Thornton Creek flows eastward through culverts under 35th Ave NE at NE 107th Street in Meadowbrook.  Work is underway this summer to widen and improve this channel of Thornton Creek.  Instead of a straight, vegetation-choked channel, … Continue reading

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