Free marsh walk begins today at 10 a.m.

Former Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson took this photo recently of the frozen Edmonds Marsh. You can see more of a Haakenson's photos at his exhibit at the Edmonds Library.

Photo of the Edmonds Marsh by Gary Haakenson.

The public is invited to a free marsh walk today at 10 a.m. led by Keeley O’Connell, senior project manager at EarthCorps.

According to O’Connell, participants will explore Edmonds’ 32-acre fresh-and-saltwater marsh that was once a 100 acre barrier estuary. This rare habitat on Puget Sound is home to wildlife and there is proposed restoration to “improve the health and function of the marsh both for wildlife and the Edmonds community.”

Interested walkers should meet at the Edmonds marsh boardwalk overlook at Harbor Square SW corner near Blue Collar Doghouse. The event is sponsored by Celebrate Edmonds, as part of FeetFirst and Jane’s Walks, an international weekend celebrating walkable communities. For a look at last year’s walk, see here.

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