West Seattle, Washington
At the headwaters of Longfellow Creek, this precious remnant bog and wetland was uncovered and shaped to restore its full range of ecological functions: groundwater recharge, wildlife habitat, and stormwater attenuation and filtration. In the process of restoration this bog became a community treasure and now serves as a place for wildlife observation and learning.
The design takes its cues from the former agriculture uses for bogs in West Seattle. Native plants that can tolerate these conditions are set in rigid geometric patterns. The 12-acre bog has become home to a wide range of wildlife, including Red-Winged Blackbird, American Widgeon, Great Blue Heron, swallows and bats.
- 2003 ASLA Washington Merit Award