Seasonal Highlights Take a Holiday Hiatus

December 23rd, 2010 by Pat Chinn-Sloan

Seasonal Highlights will be start up again on January 3, 2011.  We hope you enjoyed viewing our 2010 WPA cuttings page as much as we enjoyed presenting them.  It’s been an excellent way for our staff to keep up with their botany and plant names.  Until then –

UWBG Horticulture staff wishes everyone Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year!

Washington Park Arboretum Mitigation Plan Released by WSDOT

December 23rd, 2010 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin

SR 520 signIn the 2010 legislative session, a bill was introduced that required the Washington State Department of Transportation, in its efforts to push forward the 520 bridge renovation and replacement, to focus on minimizing and addressing potential impacts to the Washington Park Arboretum.  A group representing the Arboretum Botanical Garden Committee, which advises the University of Washington, City of Seattle and The Arboretum Foundation on the management and stewardship of the Washington Park Arboretum, worked with WSDOT on addressing issues outlined in ESSB 6392.  Based upon this discussion, WSDOT issued a report to the Governor.  This was a very important document as it acknowledges both historical and future impacts.  Representing the University of Washington were Theresa Doherty and Fred Hoyt, the City: Barbara Wright, Parks and Recreation: Donald Harris and Michael Shiosaki and the Arboretum Foundation: Paige Miller (with Nancy Belcher providing technical assistance).

Washington Park Mitigation Plan, December 22, 2010