LETTER: Salmon Creek memories
To the Editor:
Enjoyed your story about the creek and woods as I have others I have read in your paper. We have owned homes in the area for over 50 years and I have explored the area in your story a few times. Have you explored it since the big earthquake about 10 years back? You probably remember that the creek used to head toward 116th and sort of peter out. After the earthquake there was a huge slide near your early home that opened up an underground aquifer which now feeds the creek more abundantly. Don’t know if you knew it but you can access a trail alongside the creek from near the entrance to the treatment plant. If you walk up it about a half mile you will now see a sharp right turn in the creek as it flows toward the slide area.
Also wonder if you knew that Mr. Segale blocked the entrance to the creek on his beach with rocks to prevent fish coming up the creek. Shorewood on the Sound Community club and others attended a hearing about the blockage several years back to try to open it to fish again but Mario had an army of lawyers who shot us down. So you were lucky to fish the creek when you did.
And finally, although I haven’t been down there for several years I am told there are various homeless encampments in the woods.