A new documentary about the Seahurst Park restoration – ‘Local Treasure’ – will premiere this summer at the Environmental Science Center, which overlooks the home of the largest seawall removal project in Puget Sound.
Here’s a trailer:
While this project happened in Burien, it has broader implications for future restorations as an example of what’s possibleâ€” the Puget Sound Action Agenda calls for further removal of seawalls to improve the health of Puget Sound. The screenings are sponsored by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and hosted by the Environmental Science Center.
Local Treasure showcases the environmental benefits of this uniqueÂ eco-project that took over ten years in the making. The 20 minute documentary highlights how this collaborative project helped to restore the natural processes of the shoreline, creating a healthier ecosystem for Puget Sound salmon. Local Treasure demonstrates how restoring a shoreline to a more natural state has the dual benefit of also enhancing community space along a shoreline for future generations to enjoy.
The film features interviews by local experts in the field such as Coastal Geologist Hugh Shipman, the Seattle Aquarium’s Nicole Killebrew, and former Mayor of Burien, Joan McGilton as well as time lapse photos of the construction project and footage of the re-opened park.
Local TreasureÂ is produced by Christy X of Guerrilla Films Production and William Pierce of William Pierce Films. The documentary was made possible by support from the City of Burien, the Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Grant Program, WRIA 9, and Puget Sound Partnership.
The dates for the documentary screenings are:
- Saturday, June 27Â atÂ 6 p.m.
- Sunday, July 12 at 11 a.m.
- Friday, July 17Â atÂ 6 p.m.
All Local Treasure screenings are followed by naturalist-guided walks along the restoration site.
Screenings are free to the public and attendees must register online at EnvScienceCenter.org.]]>