[Tweeters] Snohomish Valley/Marsh Rd area
pdickins at gmail.com
Thu Dec 26 07:16:27 PST 2019
Thanks for posting this, Martha. By the way, I drove through there on Tuesday and saw no swans or geese at all.
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> On Dec 25, 2019, at 11:09 PM, Martha Jordan <mj.cygnus at gmail.com> wrote:
> A note about the Snohomish Valley area between SR9-Marsh Rd-Seattle Hill Rd and Lowell-Larimer Rd: Last week there was a swan/transmission power line mortality event near Lowell-Larimer/Marsh Rd where the power lines cross a field. Nine collisions, 6 dead in 3 days.
> Seattle City Light is working hard to prevent additional mortality. I am assisting with this effort.
> We have put poles with reflective tape streamers in the pasture field to the east of the site to keep swans from using the field. When they are in this field they have very limited room to fly up and over the power lines when going into the corn field where the lines are located.
> Also, Snohomish PUD has put up reflective markers on many of the distribution lines along Marsh Rd. A welcome addition to help swans see the lines in poor weather.
> A huge thank you to Seattle City Light and Snohomish PUD for working to keep power lines as swan safe as possible.
> If you observe a swan hit power lines or see an injured or dead swan in this area please call the swan hotline immediately at 360-466-4345 x266
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