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    B.F. Day Green Team Scavenger Hunt To Fremont Green-Infrastructure Site
    Posted on 05/22/2019
    B.F. Day Green Team students and staff

    B.F. Day Green Team Scavenger Hunt

    The B.F. Day Green Team had a fun and educational field trip on May 20, 2019! Fremont is so fortunate to have this green-infrastructure site capturing 1.2 million gallons of stormwater runoff from the Aurora Bridge and cleaning it before it gets to our salmon and orcas. Please check it out when you’re in Fremont located at Troll Ave N & N 36th Street!


    HISTORY

    Project Goals | April 2, 2010 | Seattle Parks andMap of Park location in Fremont Recreation.

    The primary goal of this project is to utilize existing public land to create a new park in the heart of Fremont. A maintained, safe park would benefit the community and foster better safety in the neighborhood. The west side of Aurora receives optimal summer sun and is a meadowy, open space while the east side has a more passive ambiance, shaded by dense trees that provide the feeling of a walk in the forest. As this public space is currently under-utilized, it would greatly benefit the community to transform the site into a safe and welcoming place.

    Another goal is to create a model for the design of sustainable park space. Proposed sustainable design features include the use of recycled materials, native plants, minimal earth movement, tree retention, storm water management, solar panels and wind turbines. Finally, the design provides a critical pedestrian link to other areas of Fremont, particularly bus stops, the developing neighborhood business district in northern Fremont, B.F. Day School and Playground, the Burke-Gilman Trail and other neighborhood parks such as Gasworks Park and Fremont Peak Park.

    Build Your Own Green Infrastructure

    Do you want help save our Salmon? Visit our City site which has some great incentives.

    How To Filter 2 Million Gallons Of Stormwater From The Aurora Bridge | November 27, 2017

    Fremont is home of an innovative, large-scale, green-infrastructure project capturing polluted water flowing off of the Aurora Bridge. This project is innovative for many reasons: the scale, the level of voluntary investment by a private developer, the intersection between transportation and green infrastructure, and much more. But at the end of the day, it comes back to the pollution in the stormwater flowing into engineered gardens. This project will be capturing and cleaning some of our region’s dirtiest water — and ensuring it doesn’t flow into Lake Union, negatively impacting the migrating salmon heading to North Lake Washington and Sammamish watersheds. Visit the Washington Nature website for more history on this project.

    Green Infrastructure Workshop | Stewardship Partners | November 12, 2018

    Our team presented a Green Infrastructure workshop and tour for 40 students, teachers, and parents from the B.F. Day School. The school offers a strong curriculum for sustainability and urban ecology and was one of the first in Seattle to build a rain garden at its facility.
    Green Stormwater Infrastructure Graph Salmon Safe Principles Aurora Bridge Water Under The Bridge Project

    The Aurora Bridge Project Team is led by Salmon-Safe and includes KPFF for civil engineering and Weber Thompson for landscape design. Outreach partners include The Nature Conservancy, Stewardship Partners, Groundswell Northwest, and The 2030 District.  Visit the Stewardship Partners website for more information on the project.



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