[Tweeters] Fill schedule

Connie Sidles constancesidles at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 08:14:40 PDT 2015


Hey tweets, Jeff Gibson asked about the installation date for WSDOT's mitigation plan for Montlake Fill. He is correct that getting a straightforward answer from WSDOT has been difficult. I believe part of this is due to delays, and perhaps our objections have figured in that. The UW Botanic Gardens staff told me they think work will begin early this summer. They say their understanding is that WSDOT will begin with some of their planting plans, not with the conversion of the Dime Lot (E-5) into wetlands. If that is true, we still have a small window of opportunity to get WSDOT, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the UW to create real shorebird habitat at the Fill. I hope we can make the most of it. - Connie, Seattle

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> On Mar 14, 2015, at 3:21 PM, Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign at msn.com> wrote:

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> Thanks to Jane, Connie, Dennis, and others for fill updates, it's good to hear about whats going on. I attempted to find a timeline on the proposed WSDOT "mitigation" plan's "installation date", and didn't really find a clear answer in all the bureaucrat -speak, but it did seem like all the road contraction won't be done till 2017, so maybe we have more time to sway the powers- that -be , to implement SAS ideas?

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> Jeff Gibson

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> From: gibsondesign at msn.com

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:44:07 -0800

> Subject: [Tweeters] Fill Update?

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> Dear Tweeters,

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> I am kind of wondering if anyone who attended the recent WOS meeting re: mitigation issues at the fill would be willing to share a brief synopsis, or share any perspectives from that meeting with those of us unable to attend the event.

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> Born and raised (partially uplifted) in Seattle, the Montlake Fill has always been a natural touchstone for me over the years even though I don't get there too often, having been mostly an out-of-towner for several decades. I'm mostly curious as to whether or not the recommendations for shorebird habitat as presented by Seattle Audubon, et al, have been accepted or not, and if not, what further actions could be made by concerned citizens.

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> "Mitigation": you know when your local natural area has been relegated to lawyer-speak, it's not always a good sign. Hopefully, intelligence will prevail.

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> Jeff Gibson

> concerned animal

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