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West Duwamish Greenbelt.

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West Duwamish Greenbelt

The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest greenbelt in the city and spans 182 acres. It is home to fox, red-legged frogs, hawks, and bald eagles. The greenbelt encompasses the extended forest along the eastern slopes of West Seattle that is visible from I-5.

History

The West Duwamish Greenbelt lies in south Seattle and is the city's largest remaining contiguous forest at approximately 500 acres. Prior to European settlement, it was occupied by the Duwamish. Around the turn of the century, it was logged by Seattle's early settlers. Although historically the area was a conifer forest, presently red alders and big-leaf maples dominate the area.

2007 Restoration Site and Project Team
2008 Restoration Site and Project Team

2008 Restoration Project Overview
Native Plant Stewardship Project Site (PDF)
West Duwamish Greenbelt Restoration Project (PDF)