Bring ideas for habitat restoration project to open house
March 9, 2010
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 6 a.m. March 9, 2010
City officials seek input from residents at City Hall Northwest open house about a habitat restoration project at Squak Valley Park North.
Learn more about the proposal and provide input at the event. The open house will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Pickering Room at City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Ave. N.W.
Planners continue design development for the project. Officials hope the Squak Valley Park North restoration project — set to begin this summer — will improve Issaquah Creek for salmon and other native species as workers restore habitat and reconnect the waterway to the historic floodplain.
Officials plan to breach a circa-1930 levee and expand the floodplain at the park along Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast. The completed project should allow the creek to resume a more natural, meandering flow. Workers will also create a new levee closer to Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast.
On the opposite of the creek from the park sits the Sycamore neighborhood. The park boundaries wedge the Squak Valley Park North against the city limits along the eastern edge.
Learn more about the proposal at a city Web page devoted to the project.