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2007 project site at Ravenna Park.

2007 project site at Ravenna Park.

Home > Native Plant Stewardship Program > King County > Stewards and the Green Seattle Partnership

2007 Restoration Project in Ravenna Park

Native Plant Steward Project Team

Rosemary Baker, Paige Igoe, Danah Palik, and Ann Stevens

Site

The one-acre site is a sloped wetland with uni-directional, surface and subsurface flow that drains directly into Ravenna Creek. The slope is bordered to the north by a pedestrian trail and to the south by the creek and a service road. The main source of water to the wetland comes from groundwater discharge that seeps from the surrounding north hillside. It maintains saturated soils even in the summer. The site’s dominant overstory species are Birch, Scouler’s Willow, and Western Red Cedar. The dominant understory species are Giant Horsetail, Himalayan Blackberry, and Lady Fern.

Past restoration efforts have failed at this site due to its year-round soil saturation. Most trees tend to topple when they reach a certain height.

Site Goals

Action Plan

Work Accomplished