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Peppi’s Woods, October 2015 Update

Friends of Peppi’s Woods received a grant in July from the Department of Neighborhoods to do the work to formalize the informal social trail at the north end of the woods.

By widening the trail which currently exists and modifying it to save trees as well as reduce the slope of the trail, we will make the access to the woods easier for a broader range of people. Many Leschi residents as well as parents of Leschi students have committed time to participate in work parties or provide refreshments for work parties.

With the support of Seattle Parks Department Natural Area Crew, we will prepare the route for the trail, and cover it with gravel. Our steering committee consists of John Barber, Erikka Sagor, Joanne Donohue, Jana Robbins, Liz Ohlson and 5 students from Leschi whose intimate knowledge of the woods is essential to our work.

The focus of our Saturday, October 18 work party will be the removal of the ubiquitous invasive plants throughout the woods and removal of plants from the trail route.

On Saturday, November 8, our fall planting will occur. Further work party dates will be determined as we coordinate our trail work with Seattle Parks Department. We thank Leschi residents for their enthusiasm for and appreciation of the work done to restore the woods.

~Liz Ohlson

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