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Carkeek Park and Seattle Public Utilities provide ‘Food for Thought’ after Thanksgiving

November 17th, 2011 · No Comments

The annual salmon run will be celebrated the day after Thanksgiving with free food, children’s activities, and a special performance of “Stormwater: Life in the Gutter” at Carkeek Park.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, hear volunteer salmon stewards talk about the lifecycle and habitat of salmon, how people affect them, what the city is doing to protect our waterways, and what you can do at home to help.

A special performance of “Stormwater: Life in the Gutter” is at 12 p.m. in the Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center.

The one-man performance, written and performed by Stokley Towles, uncovers the world of urban rainfall and traces it from the clouds to the city’s streets and into the pipelines and creeks through which it flows. Towles’ one-hour presentation is humorous and informative – offering a gutter’s eye view of Seattle’s drainage and sewer system.

 Photo courtesy of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

Pipers Creek collects stormwater runoff from the Broadview, Greenwood, Blue Ridge and Crown Hill neighborhoods – about three square miles – from Northwest 85th Street to the city limits between Greenwood Avenue North and Puget Sound.

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