The Little Stream That Could
The long-awaited Madrona Park Creek was released in the Madrona Park Ravine on October 24 and reached Lake Washington a couple of days later. It has been growing in quantity and beauty ever since. It no longer takes a huge stretch of the imagination to envision small salmon making their way up from the lake as far as the pond on the west side of Lake Washington Boulevard.
Come hear for yourself the amazing sounds it makes. Look and listen from the little overlook at the curve on 38th, or walk down 38th and listen to the splashing where the pipe under the street comes out of the hillside to drop over a beautiful rock feature into the Madrona Woods ravine. Stop at the 38th and Spring bridge to admire, and then go all the way down to stand on the bridge in the natural area by the lake. You’ll get the views from the other direction as you huff and puff back up the hill.
The next project is getting the bridge across the main trail at the Spring Street entrance. We’re getting bids for the footers as I write and hope to be able to re-open the trail in the next couple of months. We’re also going to be doing some repair and maintenance on the other trails.
Planting and mulching time is now here. Let Deirdre McCrary at email@example.com know if you’d like to be notified by email of our work parties. Typically they’re the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Meet at the toolbox at the Spring Street entrance (Spring & Grand).