Sammamish River Off-Channel Habitat Restoration

  1. News & project updates
  2. What's happening now

Trail open, native plants arriving in November

October 18, 2016
Users of the trail may notice that the major earthwork in the meadow is winding down. The contractor has started to demobilize some of the bigger equipment this week. The project site will be buttoned down for the month of October.

Starting in November, the landscaping crew will arrive and begin restoring the project site with native plants. There will be occasional, lightweight trucks on the trail to deliver plant material. No trail closures will be necessary.

The City reminds trail users that the site is a habitat restoration project.  As such, users should remain on the trail and not disturb the area.     

General closures and detours

Parking stall closures

Until early October, some stalls in the south part of the Sammamish River Trail parking lot (along 102nd Ave NE) are closed.

Disabled parking is still available.
More parking is available near the Park at Bothell Landing.
Sammamish River Channel
  1. Description & Goals
  2. Impacts
  3. Funding

Project description

This project reconnects and restores 1,100 feet of an old remnant channel and floodplain of the Sammamish River.


Project goals include restoring floodplain and channel connectivity and function through:
  • Restoring about 8 acres of floodplain plant community diversity and structure with native plantings and removal of invasive plant species;
  • Hydraulically reconnecting the restored area at both ends to the Sammamish River to make the project accessible as off-channel rearing habitat for salmonids, with an emphasis on Chinook and Coho salmon.