After the closures to water recreation at Green Lake in late summer 1999 and 2002, our group became concerned another closure would be required in 2003.
Last year we lobbied the Seattle Parks Department, Mayor Greg Nickels and the Seattle City Council for alum treatment at Green Lake. In November, to preserve the safety and environmental health of Seattle’s favorite park, the Mayor and the City Council included $1.5 million for an alum treatment in the city’s 2004 budget. After the treatment the water was sparkling clear, as you can see on the Alum Treatment page.
Our organization is proud to be a part of this short-term Green Lake water quality improvement and we are now committed to finding a long-term solution to preserve this beautiful city asset.