For field trips: wear work clothes and waterproof boots (rubber boots are a good idea), dress warmly, bring rain gear, bring work gloves, bring food, warm beverages, energy snacks.
On Saturday 24 January, we will take a field trip to saltmarsh restoration sites along the Duwamish Waterway in the morning. Low tide for that day is at 8:00 AM, with a tidal window of about 3 hours, so we will leave from the parking lot at the Center for Urban Horticulture, in vans, at 7:15 AM. In the afternoon, arrangements are being made to look at bank stabilization and restoration along Thornton Creek in north Seattle. At 1:00 PM we will visit a section of the creek (adjacent to Northgate shopping center) where bank stabilization using bioengineering techniques is being tried. At 3:00 we will be given a tour of the City's restoration efforts at Meadowbrook Pond.
On Saturday 31 January, our field trip will go to the Glacial Heritage prairie restoration site in Thurston County. Current plans are to leave the Center for Urban Horticulture at 8:00 AM.
On Saturday 7 February the field trip will be to the Union Bay Natural Area adjacent to the Center for Urban Horticulture. We will walk from the CUH parking lot at 9:00 AM. The class will look at the Parking lot E-5 restoration site (your class project), will inventory plant material available for our use, and will look at the results of previous restoration work in the natural area. We should be finished by 1:00.