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West Nile Virus

King County representatives have downplayed the possibility of standing water in bioswales, which could become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. In the meantime, cases of West Nile Virus are escalating nationwide. This is not the time to install bioswales in our … Continue reading

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More Questions than Answers

After the June 23 – 24 King County Open House / block meetings in the Westwood and Sunrise Heights neighborhoods, we’re more convinced than ever that King County should resolve sewer overflows with other solutions than any type of above … Continue reading

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Attend the Open Houses and Speak Up

King County is planning a series of Open Houses this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24. The goals is to “to discuss details of the bioretention swales planned for your block.” If you have questions or concerns about the Barton … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the new West Seattle rain gardens website. We started this site due to numerous concerns about the biorentention swales King County is planning to construct in our neighborhoods. Bioswales are not rain gardens. Please read the Issues page to … Continue reading

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