[Tweeters] Fife Baird's Sandpipers

Peter H Wimberger pwimberger at pugetsound.edu
Thu Aug 10 14:01:58 PDT 2017


Hi Tweets,
I talked with the construction supervisor yesterday about the Freeman Rd site. He was super nice and said that liability issues during the day prevent him from providing access during working hours. He said that if an inspector came during work hours and saw a non-authorized person on-site he could lose his job. But he said that his crew knocks off at 400 and the landscaping crews leave at 5. Let's respect those work hours - it leaves plenty of daylight. Also, the site could be accessed before 7 AM in the morning.

I tried finding a spot to see the remaining water from off-site but all of the access points I could find didn't provide a view of the puddle. The site is a Puyallup Tribe mitigation site. It looks like it has the potential to be a good shorebird site for a year or two until the thousands of new plants grow up, which is the story of shorebird sites all over Pierce County. A much larger area than is currently wet will be at that same low elevation after the excavation is finished and Wapato Crk will run through it.

Peter Wimberger
Tacoma, WA

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