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Small Habitat Restoration Program 
Inexpensive but valuable projects that enhance aquatic ecosystems across King County.  We take project suggestions.

Fish Passage Restoration Program
This program collaborates with federal, state, tribal, and city officials to find barriers to fish passage, prioritize and plan restoration efforts and invest in projects that achieve the greatest benefits for salmon recovery.


In this section:

Planning phase

Fall City Floodplain Restoration Project
Project to set back a revetment and levee along the Snoqualmie River to reduce flood hazard and improve habitat for species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Lones Levee Setback and Floodplain Restoration Project
Project to give the river room to spread out, opening up side channels for habitat and reducing the risk of downstream flood damage.

Riverbend Levee Setback and Floodplain Restoration Project
Long-term levee setback project to protect public safety and restore salmon habitat.

Construction phase

Habitat restoration projects are scheduled for construction during summer months to avoid ecological harm and reduce risk of damage and disruption due to flooding. There are no projects currently in construction phase at this time.

Completed projects

Big Spring Creek Restoration Project
Restoration of a Green River tributary creek and wetland near Enumclaw to improve habitat for endangered salmon.

Dockton Bulkhead Removal Project
Restoring natural shoreline conditions and forage fish spawning habitat on Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon/Maury Island.

Dockton Shoreline Restoration Project
Project to restore shoreline and a salt marsh at Dockton, WA on Vashon/Maury Island.

Gold Creek fish habitat restoration project 
Replacing an impassable metal culvert with a large box culvert, natural gravel streambed and a series of stepped pools enables chinook and coho salmon to swim into this Sammamish River tributary near Woodinville.

Harris Creek Fish Passage Project
Improved fish passage on a tributary to the Snoqualmie River, to open access to anadromous fish to spawn in the upper reaches of the creek.

Kokanee and Chinook salmon restoration projects in the Sammamish Watershed
List of projects scoped for fast-action and to benefit kokanee and chinook salmon populations in Lake Sammamish tributaries (2011).

Lower Bear Creek Natural Area Habitat Enhancement Project 
Determination of Non-Significance under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).

Lower Boise Creek Habitat Restoration Project
Overview of a project to remove contamination and restore a creek to create salmon spawning habitat near Enumclaw.

Maury Island Aquatic Reserve Armoring Removal Project
Acquisition and restoration of 14.4 acres and 1,000 feet of marine shoreline bordering the Maury Island Aquatic Reserve.

Maury Island Natural Area Fill Removal Project
Project to remove a large concrete pier from the beach to improve beach spawning habitat for fish.

McElhoe-Pearson Habitat Restoration Project
Project is planned for summer 2012, restoring the Snoqualmie River channel and reconnecting a high quality wetland to provide off-channel rearing and flood refuge habitat for juvenile salmon.

Middle Boise Creek Van Wieringen Restoration Project
Designed to increase the channel capacity and complexity to create rearing and refuge habitat for Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead.

Middle Boise Creek Restoration Project
Overview of a project to widen a creek, plant native riparian trees, install wood and restore an associated wetland to improve habitat near Enumclaw.

Porter Levee Setback and Floodplain Restoration Project
Habitat restoration project on the Green River designed to benefit Chinook salmon and steelhead, which are both listed as “Threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act.

The Restore and Protect Project
Project to identify habitat stressors and recommend restoration and protection actions to improve freshwater quality and aquatic habitat in Puget Sound streams across King County.

Sammamish River Willowmoor Reach restoration project 
Project to restore habitat on the in Marymoor Park, reconfiguring 1,400 feet of the upper Sammamish River to improve and expand the habitat available for fish and wildlife -- while maintaining current flood protection on the river and along the Lake Sammamish shoreline. Includes a timeline and contact information.

Tolt River floodplain restoration project 
Overview of a levee setback project that will improve salmon habitat and increase flood storage at Tolt MacDonald Park on the lower Tolt River near Carnation, Washington.

Upper Carlson Floodplain Restoration Project
Levee removal project on the Snoqualmie River near Fall City, to allow greater flood storage and improved aquatic habitat to benefit threatened salmon and trout species.

Wetland 79 fish and wildlife enhancement project
A capital improvement project to improve fish and wildlife habitat in a wetland near Maple Valley, Washington.

On hold

Cove Creek Habitat Restoration Project
Restoration of a creek on Vashon/Maury Island.

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