Taylor Creek (Seattle)
Taylor Creek is a stream in Seattle, Washington, flowing from Lakeridge Park 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, 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. In 2010, the city of Seattle began a project to improve fish passage along the creek.
Notes and references
- Wilma, David (October 31, 2011). "Lakeridge Park and Taylor Creek (Seattle)". HistoryLink.org. History Ink.
- McDonald, Cathy (June 23, 2010). "Seattle's Deadhorse Canyon is prettier than its name". The Seattle Times.
- "Lakeridge Park". WillhiteWeb.com. Puget Sound Parks. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
- "City of Seattle buys several lakefront properties to protect salmon". King5. March 4, 2012.
- "Lower Taylor Creek Restoration Project". Seattle Public Utilities. City of Seattle. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
- Restoration of privately held property on Taylor Creek video
- USGS gage 1211700 Taylor Creek, USGS Water-Date Report 2008
- Taylor Creek, Seattle Stairway Walks
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