Taylor Creek (Seattle)

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Taylor Creek is a stream in Seattle, Washington, flowing from Lakeridge Park [1] in Deadhorse Canyon, west of Rainier Avenue S at 68th Avenue S, to Lake Washington. The creek's name comes from the Taylor sawmill, which in the late 1880s was located where the creek flowed into Lake Washington, to the east of the park. The ravine has been the focus of efforts to plant native vegetation and restore salmon runs in Taylor Creek. With volunteer effort and some city matching grants, restoration has been underway since 1971. Volunteers have planted thousands of indigenous trees and plants, removed tons of garbage,[2] removed invasive plants, and had city help removing fish-blocking culverts and improving trails. Sightings of raccoons, opossum and birds are common. Taylor is the fourth-largest creek in urban Seattle.[3] In 2010, the city of Seattle began a project to improve fish passage along the creek. [4] [5]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3120
  2. ^ Cathy McDonald. "Seattle's Deadhorse Canyon is prettier than its name", "The Seattle Times, June 23, 2010. Retrieved on 2013-5-24.
  3. ^ Lakeridge Park. [1], Retrieved on 2013-5-24.
  4. ^ http://www.king5.com/news/City-of-Seattle-buys-several-lakefront-properties-to-protect-salmon-141380573.html
  5. ^ http://www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/Projects/DrainageSystem/TaylorCreek/index.htm

External links[edit]

  • [2], Restoration of privately held property on Taylor Creek by David Perasso- comments by Barbara Hallinan and Andrew Scollard
  • USGS gage 1211700 Taylor Creek, USGS Water-Date Report 2008
  • [3], Taylor Creek - Seattle Stairway Walks

Coordinates: 47°24′29.7″N 122°0′51.9″W / 47.408250°N 122.014417°W / 47.408250; -122.014417