Lewis Park continues to transform into a Natural Area. Thanks to the volunteers from Seattle Pacific University, Jefferson Park Community Center and Temple Beth Am, invasive plants have been removed and replaced with native shrubs, groundcover and trees.
The Lewis Park Steering Committee was awarded, a Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple Neighborhood Matching Grant to hire a geotechnical firm to do an analysis of the steep slope areas in Lewis Park. Terra Associates, Inc. conducted a visual site reconnaissance, on-site exploration, and review of all available geologic documentation. Parks and Recreation reviewed the report and will incorporate the results in restoration plans for Lewis Park.
The Neighborhood Matching Grant also paid for 1,400 work hours from Earthcorps and the King County Corrections Work Program.
Volunteers continue to restore the more level areas of Lewis Park each Sunday through November. Gloves, tools, water and light snacks are provided and volunteers can participate any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Check out these restoration photos from Forest Steward Dee.