In 2014, SKWC wrote a successful grant application to the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board to restore two acres at the mouth of Swamp Creek, where it joins the Sammamish River in the City of Kenmore. The goal of this project was to improve salmon habitat by providing native plants and shading of the creek, replacing non-native invasive reed canary grass.
This project was carried out by project partner Adopt A Stream Foundation (AASF), with invasive removal and native plant revegetation from 2015-2018. In 2019, the City of Kenmore took over stewardship of the site, which is on City of Kenmore property.
Work party photos:
Over 3000 plants and trees have been planted at this site as part of this restoration project.
Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board funds were used to purchase the trees and shrubs and to prepare the Swamp Creek streamside area for for planting.
City of Kenmore – Maureen Colaizzi, 425-398-8900
Adopt A Stream Foundation – Tom Murdoch, 425-316-8592
Sno-King Watershed Council – Eric Adman, 425-780-9731
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