Final Edmonds Marsh volunteer work party set for Sept. 11

The final work party for Edmonds Marsh restoration volunteers will be this Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.  (There is no work party Thursday.)
“At noon on Saturday, we’d like to try and take a group photo of as many of the volunteers as possible,” said volunteer coordinator Joe Scordino. “If you can make it for no more than 10 minutes just for the group photo on Saturday at noon, please come.”
This last event will involve mostly in-water/mud work to move out the chain-link “bridges” and rake out remaining nightshade where the bridges were,” Scordino said. “Chest and hip waders are best, but some work removing the chain-link may only require knee boots.”
Scordino offered thanks to all the volunteers. “This has been a very successful volunteer effort on restoring the Edmonds Marsh,” he said. “We removed all of the chain-link fence (with enmeshed nightshade) on the east side of Hwy 104 (about 14 sections of fence) and that has re-opened Shellabarger Creek flow into the Edmonds Marsh. On the west side of Hwy 104, over 20 sections of chain-link fence (with nightshade) were removed to allow flow into the main body of the Edmonds Marsh.”

3 Replies to “Final Edmonds Marsh volunteer work party set for Sept. 11”

  1. Kudos to Joe!
    He determined this work needed to happen, jumped through all the permitting process steps, coordinated with Washington State, attracted volunteers, organized a series of work parties, coordinated everything, all of which resulted in a very successful nightshade removal and improved creek flow effort.
    Joe did all this as a volunteer himself!
    I was only able to get to 2 work sessions this season. I’ll get to more next year.
    My hat is off to Joe Scordino. Great job Joe!


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