Starting a restoration project from the very beginning allows you to be astounded at how much progress gets made in only a few work parties! We had a rare event-host cancellation, so I scrambled to arrange a last minute work party on the Riverton Creek (tributary) parcel and it turned out to be a super fun day clearing noxious weeds and playing in the stream.
After just three Green Tukwila Partnership work parties the site is already vastly more accessible and enjoyable. The drying mounds of blackberry, ivy and bindweed are growing tall as the creek access grows wider. The knotweed is on schedule to be tackled by the City's professionally-trained crew this summer and we'll be back to keep on brushing and digging. Shout out to the friendly neighbors who came by to give the kids pretty little begonias as thank-you gifts!