Owner: King County Parks
Cecil Moses Park is located along the west bank of North Wind’s Weir. in the critical transition zone for young salmon moving downstream to Puget Sound with an extensive tidal mixing of fresh and salt waters which allows the young salmon to adapt from the fresh water of the Green-Duwamish River to the salt water of Puget Sound. This restored habitat includes a fenced-off slough and marsh created to increase habitat and plant diversity. Work continues to improve the habitat quality of this important area by removing invasive plants, replacing them with native plants and mulching.
As climate change is having a greater impact on our region, the longer, hotter and drier summers are putting more stress on our native plants and eco-systems. Consequently, planting of new native plants now occurs in the Fall which allows young plants to acclimate with ample rainfall throughout the winter. Spring activities are focused on invasive weed removal and mulching of plants. Mulching helps plants by retaining the moisture in the soil and reducing the temperature of it along with preventing invasive weed growth.