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Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: News Advisory: City to announce completion of Seawall test habitat and start of two-year marine research study

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3/24/2008  1:30:00 AM
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City to announce completion of Seawall test habitat and start of two-year marine research study

SEATTLE - The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will announce the completed installation of Alaskan Way Seawall habitat test panels and troughs along the Elliott Bay waterfront and the start of a two-year marine research study. This trailblazing project, by SDOT and the University of Washington, will research ways to improve urban shorelines and create a seawall replacement that enhances the marine ecosystem.

Bob Powers, SDOT deputy director, David Dicks, Puget Sound Partnership executive director and Jeff Cordell, Ph.D., University of Washington principal research scientist, will be on hand to talk about this innovative project.

Time: 1:45 p.m.
(2 p.m. low-tide will allow photos of the Seawall test panels and troughs)
Date: Tuesday, March 25
Place: Seattle Aquarium North Pier
1483 Alaskan Way # 59
(Media will meet at the Aquarium north loading dock)



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