Transit and the Creek: Updates

On October 20, 2014 a truck spilled diesel fuel on the freeway, which ran off into the Thornton Creek watershed. Workers tried to sweep and vacuum up the diesel.

The Thornton Creek Alliance, a community group which promotes the health of northeast Seattle’s urban watershed, will have a meeting on Thursday evening, September 24th, with two speakers.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 with social time and the formal presentations at 7:05 PM in the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE.  The topics will be the impact of proposed Sound Transit stations upon the watershed, and updates on the restoration of Thornton Creek.

Shoreline City Councilmember Will Hall will discuss the possibilities presented by the planned Sound Transit stations: rezoning the stations’ walksheds and funding for improvements to Thornton Creek riparian areas and habitat.

Eric Adman, President of the Sno-King Watershed Council will share the successes they have achieved in restoring reaches of four different creeks.

“Health updates” will be given on the search for the sources of pollutants which enter the creek.  Recently some broken side-sewer systems have been found and efforts are underway to prevent leaking into Thornton Creek.

The meeting format will be:
6:30 Social Hour
7:05 Meeting Begins
Place: Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE
Seattle 98125

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