How exciting it is to see progress clip along on the young Riverton Creek restoration parcel in Tukwila. The Green Tukwila Partnership is blossoming beautifully and this fun little neighborhood site is enjoyable to work at particularly with the year-round creek and low-set area down from the street. The park is so new that it is still in the process in being named, stay tuned!
The City has invested impressively in professional knotweed spraying for the significant stands on the site. Evidence of its slow march towards death is becoming evident six weeks after spraying, the brown patches are now starting to show on the leaves. In the meantime, we’re steering clear of it so the aquatic-safe herbicide can be internally transported throughout the vascular tissue which ironically, needs to remain healthy to do so.
Squad focused on battling blackberry around the site, piling it onto drying pallets to ensure that it does not re-root. It is not uncommon in the PNW to see bright pink roots in streams and rivers as we did at this event. I suspected they could be from alder or cottonwood trees, this article wonders that too.