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Enjoying Spring and Staying Vigilant

After one of the wettest winters we can remember, we’re relishing the scents of spring and every sun break. And as we think of all the rain that has fallen in recent months, we’re so grateful that deep wells of … Continue reading

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More Rainwise, Less Forced Bioswales?

Spring has sprung, sunny, beautiful and blue one moment–gray and rainy the next. At West Seattle Raingardens, we’re enjoying the shift of the seasons. And we’re pleased to see King County’s increased promotion of the Rainwise program. We’ve also noticed the … Continue reading

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Bioswale Planting Underway

We see plantings appearing in our neighborhood bioswales and plan to take photos to track the progress. One of the primary concerns is whether the swales will be well-maintained or not. Because bioswale maintenance often starts out strong and then … Continue reading

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Bioswale Construction Zone

We’ve been quiet, but we’re still here, in our neighborhood that now looks like a construction zone. We’re angry that King County keeps insulting our intelligence by referring to the deep ditches they’re installing as rain gardens–they are not rain … Continue reading

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Spring Project Update & Dow Constantine

Spring is bringing beauty to Westwood and Sunrise Heights–and also a scaled back CSO project and the kickoff of King County Executive Dow Constantine’s re-election campaign. We think these two things are related. As election season begins, Constantine is unlikely … Continue reading

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Storm Water Funneling = Everett Neighborhood Sinking

It started with families in the Valley View neighborhood of Everett who heard creaking in the middle of the night. Four years later, one home is devastated, others are crumbling—and a lawsuit is underway. Private contractors and the homeowner whose … Continue reading

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Be Heard This Saturday

Despite numerous safety, health and other concerns voiced by West Seattle residents, King County continues to push the Barton Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) bioswales project. What can you do? Attend an upcoming meeting and voice your concerns. King County’s “Open House” meeting is … Continue reading

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