Delridge Wetlands Natural Area, 5601 23rd SW Ave, Seattle, WA 98106
Owner: Seattle Parks
This one acre area located in the heart of Delridge contains one of the many small streams which flow into Longfellow Creek and ultimately the Duwamish River. Its wetlands are being restored to improved water quality for Longfellow Creek and provide an outdoor learning classroom for students from nearby at Louisa Boren Elementary School, K-8 STEM. Students will have “hands on” learning in the areas of science, math, writing, art and stewardship as they are engaged in the development and use of the finished site. This site also connects bio-swells along Juneau Street to help filter stormwater runoff, further helping to clean the urban water which flows into Longfellow Creek. Clean water is critical to the health of the Coho Salmon which spawn in the creek.
Along with the wetlands natural area, the site includes a children’s vegetable garden where students learn about the various aspects of growing plants, healthy eating and cooperative teamwork.