PREPARING FOR SALMON RELEASES
Hundreds of schoolchildren will be coming to Fauntleroy Creek in May for salmon releases and watershed volunteers are getting ready.
Students at Taproot School in the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center are advising about wire mesh that Seattle Parks installed down the center of the big bridge in Fauntleroy Park (the release site). Their assignment: Advise if the bridge is safer with the mesh or without it - or if a different type of mesh should be substituted.
Also at the big bridge, volunteers will be assessing flow past the rock on which students kneel to put their coho fry in the water. They'll also be looking for any concerns about safe access for hundreds of small feet.
Downstream, volunteers got the go-ahead in late February from State Fish and Wildlife to install emergency stabilization along several feet of stream bank due upstream of the fish ladder, where erosion has compromised a much-used path along one side of the creek.
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Fauntleroy Watershed Council Meeting
Thursday, May 11, 7 PM
All are welcome!
Photo Courtesy Mark Ahlness
The objective is to narrow the channel by forcing flow away from the undercut bank (back to its historic location) and begin rebuilding the bank. The Fauntleroy Watershed Council plans to apply late spring for grant funding to replace derelict weirs in this area as well as do weir and maintenance work along the reach to the beach to ensure spawner access.