|Thornton Creek North Branch flows|
through Park One
Thornton Creek Park # One is one of the most beautiful places in the Thornton Creek Watershed. It is a Seattle City Park that is out of the way, hidden just South of Jackson Park and is a lush creek corridor with incredible wetland and wildlife resources.
|Barred Owl at Park One|
ph credit - Kelly Dole
|Kelly Dole - long time Park Steward|
ph credit - Janet Way
Gordon Dass Adams is a citizen steward who lives near by. He and other neighbors, spearheaded an effort to improve access to the park, sensitively and carefully remove invasives and enhance the wildlife habitat. They hired Peggy Gaynor to help design the new improvements. Peg Gaynor has worked on many creek and wetland projects in the watershed including, Meadowbrook Ponds and Wetland, Northgate Daylighting and most recently Cromwell Park wetland restoration in Shoreline.
Gordon Dass Adams sends this report on the current process first posted on the Lake City Blog.
Results of First Public Planning Meeting
May 22, 2011 — Gordon Dass Adams
April 13th’s Public Planning Meeting attracted about 50 neighbors (45 signed the register). Design consultant Peggy Gaynor, GAYNOR, Inc., used large format posters to illustrate the history of the land, analysis of the site and background for the planning process.
Aerial Photos from 1936 to 1974 show the increase in development surrounding the Park. The current habitat and features map is the result of the March 2011 site survey and mapping effort by GAYNOR, Inc. This poster of Park photos shows ground-level views in the Park. The Site Analysis Map marks areas of greatest wildlife use, most disturbance, shade and sun, and forest types. The forest is threatened by invasive plants. This Urban Forest poster shows why the City of Seattle is promoting urban forest restoration in this and all parks.
Meeting attendees discussed the Three Goals and Objectives in small table groups. Summaries of the table discussions are the first part of this Public Comments document. The main part of the Public Comments document has specific opinions from 30 attendees on the Three Goals and Objectives, and a summary of opinion.
The second Public Meeting will be , same time and place, in the St Matthew Parish Conference Rooms,