Poster Title

A Sustainable cities project: understanding the ecological history of Stella’s marsh through a phase I environmental site assessment

Co-Author(s)

Sarah Bailey, Miranda Aiken

Research Mentor(s)

Sofield

Affiliated Department

Environmental Sciences

Sort Order

64

Start Date

17-5-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

17-5-2017 12:00 PM

Document Type

Event

Abstract

Over the past few decades public awareness of the widespread usage of toxic chemicals in the environment has grown. The general public has become concerned with ensuring that their properties or properties they plan to require do not contain toxic chemical contamination. Our project aims to address the concerns of a group of condominium residents in Edmonds, Washington over the changing plant species composition within the wetland adjacent to their property. The wetland, which is locally referred to as Stella’s Marsh, has shown dramatic changes in ecological community structure within a few short years. An accompanying poster describes the approach used in this work. Using ASTM standardized methods, we are conducting a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), which is a standardized and legal process to identify current and past environmental conditions of the site. The descriptions of the records review portion of a Phase 1 ESA and our findings that have been compiled into a cumulative report are presented here.

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Language

English

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A Sustainable cities project: understanding the ecological history of Stella’s marsh through a phase I environmental site assessment

Environmental Sciences

Over the past few decades public awareness of the widespread usage of toxic chemicals in the environment has grown. The general public has become concerned with ensuring that their properties or properties they plan to require do not contain toxic chemical contamination. Our project aims to address the concerns of a group of condominium residents in Edmonds, Washington over the changing plant species composition within the wetland adjacent to their property. The wetland, which is locally referred to as Stella’s Marsh, has shown dramatic changes in ecological community structure within a few short years. An accompanying poster describes the approach used in this work. Using ASTM standardized methods, we are conducting a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), which is a standardized and legal process to identify current and past environmental conditions of the site. The descriptions of the records review portion of a Phase 1 ESA and our findings that have been compiled into a cumulative report are presented here.