Green Futures Lab

November 24, 2022

Sweetgrass Eco Arts Event

On Sunday November 7th the Green Futures lab held a public Eco Arts Celebration in Fremont along the Burke Gilman Trail. Funded through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, the event featured art highlighting and interpreting the critical passage of salmon through the Fremont cut, and the recently-installed floating wetlands that are meant to support baby salmon on their migration journey. The University of Washington’s Green Futures Lab has designed, constructed and installed the floating wetlands at the Fremont Bridge and will be researching their effectiveness in replacing lost wetland habitat for migrating fish along urban shorelines, with support from the King County Waterworks program.

For more information on the event see this blog post on the Living Shorelines Website.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to the artists that contributed work to this event; Susan Hass (Coho-Chinook stencil), Tamela Laclair (“Water is Life” poster), Julianne Paschkis (Spawning Salmon stencil), Regina Celeste (poetry and songwriting), and Owen Oliver (poetry).