Some community members in West Seattle’s Barton Basin are a little skeptical of King County’s plans to install rain gardens and plant trees in the public right-of-way along the roads. A point-by-point analysis of the concerns raised by community members can be found on Sightline Daily.
The picture below shows examples of the types of planting the County and its designers would like to install in the Barton Basin area. The purpose of the installation would be to help the landscape absorb more water so that we have fewer Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO’s). Ultimately, these designs are intended to help clean up Puget Sound.