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Marsh study open house Sept. 30

 

September 19, 2019



After completion of an 18-month baseline monitoring study of the Edmonds Marsh, the City Council announced this week that Windward Environmental and councilmembers will share their findings at an open house 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in the Brackett Room at City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N.

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the ecological functions of the marsh and its buffers; the report includes work from local groups, including Students Saving Salmon, and citizen photographers who captured images of the marsh and its wild inhabitants throughout the study period. Scientists from Windward will be on hand narrating a slide presentation, highlighting marsh study maps, and answering questions.

“This is a great educational opportunity for the community,” said task force chair and Councilemember Diane Buckshnis. “We hope that the findings in this report will increase interest in the marsh and foster a deeper commitment to its protection and restoration.”

Councilmember Kristiana Johnson added: “The open house will give people a chance to learn more about the ecological function of the Edmonds Marsh, including the plants and wildlife that live there. It should be fascinating to learn more about this natural wonder in our backyard.”

A copy of the marsh study report and supporting materials is available at bit.ly/2mnK9QV.

 

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