DelBene Delivers $1.3M for Kenmore’s Culvert Replacement Project

Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) presented the City of Kenmore with a $1.3 million ceremonial check to support fish migration and habitat restoration efforts. The Swamp Creek Tributary Culvert Replacement Project will replace a culvert that is currently blocking the passage of migrating salmon and other fish. By opening this culvert, the project will create a continuous passage route for fish to the mouth of the Sammamish River.

“I’m excited to have secured $1.3 million in federal funding to support the City’s efforts in revitalizing our local ecosystems and improving fish migration pathways,” said DelBene. “These enhancements are critical to ongoing salmon recovery efforts across our region.”

“The City of Kenmore thanks Congresswoman DelBene for her work securing this funding for the Swamp Creek Tributary Culvert Replacement Project, which will improve the safe passage of migrating salmon and other fish in our local streams,” said Kenmore Mayor Nigel Herbig. “This project supports the City Council’s Rapid Progress+ plan of replacing high priority fish-blocking culverts in Kenmore and brings us closer to our environmental stewardship goals.”

“We at the Sno-King Watershed Council thank Congresswoman DelBene and the City of Kenmore for their work on salmon recovery. Removal of another culvert that blocks fish passage and creating a fish-passable stream is a step in the right direction” said SKWC President Eric Adman. “We partner with the City of Kenmore and engage community members in stewardship activities, environmental monitoring, education, and advocacy to protect our local streams and watersheds and promote salmon recovery.”