Category Archives: Wildlife Habitat

Open Letter: Oppose Mountain Bike Trails In Thornton Creek

An open letter from Ruth Williams, President of the Thornton Creek Alliance: Dear Victory Heights Community Council: We would like to be sure you are aware that Seattle Parks and Recreation is drafting trail standards for mountain biking in some … Continue reading

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Kingfisher Work Party On Sept. 25

Green City Partnerships announces an “early dismissal” volunteer work party at the Kingfisher Natural Area (aka Thornton Creek at 17th Avenue NE) on Wednesday, September 25th from 1 PM to 3 PM. We’re kicking off our Fall Service calendar with … Continue reading

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Dr. Jonathan Frodge To Discuss Thornton Creek E.coli Study June 27th

The Thornton Creek Alliance meeting on Thursday, June 27th will feature Dr. Jonathan Frodge, author of the recent well-publicized study showing dangerous levels of E.coli in Thornton Creek. You’ll hear more about the recent Seattle Public Utilities two year study … Continue reading

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Barred Owls Seen Near Thornton Creek

Take a look at this photo. Can you find three owls? If you didn’t spot them, scroll down to the second photo below with hints. These Barred Owls were seen Tuesday in Thornton Creek Park #2, southeast of the 15th … Continue reading

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Video: What's big and furry and likes to climb trees?

I spotted this large raccoon yesterday waddling across my backyard in the middle of the day, pretty much on the same path that many of the neighborhood cats use. Today I caught it in action near the side of my … Continue reading

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Coyotes In The Neighborhood

When I first moved to Victory Heights in 2009 I was walking up NE 100th Street early one evening when I looked up the street to see a silhouette of what appeared to be a dog standing at the top … Continue reading

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The River Wild

After a weekend of solid rain, Thornton Creek swelled to nearly overflow its banks at the Knickerbocker site (20th Avenue NE) as seen here at 9 AM on Monday, November 19th. The Floodplain project (see previous article here) to be … Continue reading

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Knickerbocker Restoration Would be "First In The Nation"

The Knickerbocker Floodplain Project on Thornton Creek will include innovative subsurface restoration techniques that would be the first of its kind in the nation and part of a studied, living laboratory, according to Mike Hrachovec of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU).  … Continue reading

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Kingfisher Work Party Sunday

Rick reminds us of the biweekly (1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) Thornton Creek restoration work party coming up on the 15th beginning at 10 AM: Hello everyone, We are meeting this Sunday, please join if you can, we … Continue reading

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Sound Transit: Northgate Wetlands Mitigation Would Be Spent on Knickerbocker Project

Thursday night’s meeting of the Thornton Creek Alliance featured employees of Sound Transit who spoke at length about the impact of Link light rail construction on Thornton Creek. As part of the mitigation for impacting the wetlands at Northgate, Sound … Continue reading

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