Puget Sound – Protecting the Marine Habitat

30 10 2009

Seattle will undergo an incredible transformation within the next 10 years as the viaduct is demolished and the waterfront is rebuilt:

What will become of the natural ecosystems that live along the downtown waterfront?

How will the salmon migrating north from the Duwamish River be provided for and protected?

What examples of smart urban waterfront development can we follow?

I hope my travels to Australia where smart seawalls and urban development have changed the city’s marine habitats for the better will shed some light on these questions and many more.

Some links on our waterfront and the great step that was taken with the development of the Olympic Sculpture Park:

Luring Salmon Back To The City

Low Impact Development Standards Process

Watching Our Water Ways

Olympic Sculpture Park: A Look Back

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