Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin removing invasive plants along a section of the Burke Gilman Trail on Monday, February 1. The plants being removed are in an area between Meridian Ave N and Latona Ave NE on the north end of Lake Union. The removal is part of the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop plan that was completed in 2009 (see map on the right or click here for a larger view). The 6-mile loop aims to improve access to Lake Union, as well as better connect adjacent neighborhoods, downtown, University of Washington and the Burke Gilman Trail. Although the trail may narrow in places where plants are being removed, the trail will stay open while work is being done.
To view the loop’s Master Plan, click here (.pdf).