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North Seattle Urban Nature Walk

1 reviewSeattle, United States

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Experience hosted by Cheryl

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Seattleites are enthusiastic about improving their environment!

During this walking tour through the Northgate and Maple Leaf neighborhoods, you will visit one of Seattle's 90 small-scale community gardens, an active beaver pond, and learn all about the city's largest-scale watershed restoration project. While on tour you will learn how local people and the city of Seattle steadily work toward ever-improving environmental stewardship, how biofiltration works, and have a chance to sample some interesting locally-grown plants. The distance is short--approximately 1.5 km (less than 1 mile) with some hills, both up and down. This is an interesting part of nature-in-the-city that most visitors (and many Seattleites) completely miss!

The tour route is a small loop and ends at Thornton Place, which has some good meal options, and time permitting, I can join you. The Northgate Transit Center is right next door so you can easily bus to your next destination.
Seattleites are enthusiastic about improving their environment!

During this walking tour through the Northgate and Maple Leaf neighborhoods, you will visit one of Seattle's 90 small-scale community gardens, an active beaver pond, and learn all about the city's largest-scale watershed restoration project. While on tour you will learn how local people and the city of Seattle steadily work toward ever-improving environmental stewardship,…

What's included

  • Food
    Local fruit, if in season, or small snack made with locally grown plants or...
  • Drinks
    Herbal or flower based tea made from local plants (cups provided)
From $15
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Cheryl

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I invite you to walk with me around one of Seattle's least touristic neighborhoods to learn about Seattle's urban gardens and environmental restoration projects. I've lived in Seattle since 2005, I have an MA in Environmental Studies, volunteer with a local garden project and I walk everywhere all the time. This is my neighborhood and I am always in the area, and excited to share new environmental project developments with visitors.
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Where you'll be

Thornton Creek Watershed project--Seattle's largest watershed restoration project, set amid a thoughtfully designed LEED silver certified housing and retail development |

Maple Leaf Community garden-- one of Seattle famous P-Patch community gardens |

Thornton Creek Beaver Pond Natural Area--part of the watershed project, beavers live in the pond area and, with some patience, can sometimes be seen in the evenings gathering plants and wood

1 review

Helena
July 2019
A very unique and interesting tour, highly informative and educational. Recommended for kids aswell to grow sustainable awarness.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Please be interested in urban gardening and nature! This experience will be boring for anyone with no interest in either topic. You must also be willing to do some walking up and down a hill!

What to bring

Weather appropriate clothing

Weather appropriate shoes, suitable for walking