Edmonds Marsh restoration volunteers hold work party; next session July 22

Joe Scordino instructs volunteers Saturday. (Photos by Chris Walton)

On Saturday, a group of Edmonds Marsh restoration volunteers kicked off this year’s first volunteer work party in the Edmonds Marsh. The volunteers, under the guidance of Joe Scordino, are working to restore stream flow from Shellabarger Creek through the Edmonds Marsh.

 Sixteen volunteers (including four high school students) participated at this session. These work parties will continue to meet on various dates until Sept. 15.

Volunteers get to work.

According to organizers, this work is an important element in regional efforts to restore salmon habitat and improve the watershed.

The next event is planned for Saturday, July 22. Community members interested in volunteering should contact Scordino at joe.scordino@yahoo.com for details and to register as a volunteer.

  1. Greetings Fellow Edmonds Citizens
    We need help! We need a lot more help, please! Our Marsh really needs our help and we only are allowed a short time window to do this work (July 15th – Sept 15th). It’s effectively like hand weeding 22 to 24 acres, which, I know doesn’t sound too fun or glamorous. But it is much needed, very gratifying conservation work. It’s helping to save this habitat that is vital to fish and birds, and really to people. We were 16 people on the first day. We accomplished much, and Joe Scordino indicated he was pleased. But think what we could accomplish if we all showed up! And Youth 15 and over can help too. This type of community service and conservation work looks real good on a college or job application. We really need more people to be able to turn the tide on the Bittersweet Nightshade and other invasive species that are choking off The Marsh. We really need to get the creeks properly flowing through The Marsh. Won’t you come out and help us? Even for just one day. It will really make a difference.
    Thank You.

  2. Great to see water starting to flow again.
    Thank you Joe and all those volunteers!
    You are making a difference by rolling up your sleeves:)

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