Longfellow Creek restoration

“The Longfellow Creek Habitat Improvement Project” is an urban creek restoration in West Seattle and is part of a larger effort to restore and protect Seattle’s creeks as backyard natural resources. The art project consists of earthworks, waterwise gardens, an overlook, a bridge and a pavilion. These are situated to allow people to discover the creek’s environment while maintaining protection of wildlife habitat. The restored watershed serves as an outdoor classroom that illuminates the wonders of the urban creek habitat. It also allows people to learn about bringing salmon back to the city, waterwise gardening and other sustainable strategies. The project is a cooperative effort of Seattle Public Utilities, the Seattle Arts Commission, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, and the Seattle Mayor’s office.