Ballard has 55 spaces for restoration potential, a new report finds

west-woodland-vacant-lotGraduate student, Theresa Yoder, at the University of Washington compiled a report finding that Ballard has 55 areas with green space restoration potential for wildlife and people. Michelle Ma reports on the project here.

A vacant lot in the West Woodland section of Ballard could benefit from restoration work. Theresa Yoder

“Her hope is to encourage projects that could benefit Ballard and its residents with more public green space, particularly as the neighborhood continues to become more dense,” Michelle Ma states.

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Yoder’s full “Ballard Green Spaces Project” also provides contact information and landowner information for community members, groups or officials who want to take on a restoration project.

“Not everyone has the ability to leave the city and experience nature — that’s why I feel these urban restoration projects are so important,” Yoder said.

“The sites described in the report include wooded lots, existing parks with underused areas, street dead-ends, unused Seattle City Light substations, public school grounds and even private residences that have environmentally critical areas.” Ma reports.

Read the full article, by Michelle Ma, for more information about Yoder’s project.

Photos courtesy of Theresa Yoder.

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