Sammamish River Off-Channel Habitat Restoration

News & project updates

The trail is open!

September 22, 2016

Thanks for your patience while the contractor repaved sections of the trail earlier this week.  We're happy to announce that the Sammamish River Trail reopened on Sept. 21!  You will still see the contractor working in the wetlands areas for a while, but we don't anticipate any more trail closures or detours. 
Construction began in June.  Parking lot users can still expect some temporary changes while the contractor (Razz Construction) works on this project. 
The pedestrian bridge at the Park at Bothell Landing is still closed for emergency repairs.  Read more about the bridge closure.

General closures and detours

Parking stall closures

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

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

Project description

This project will reconnect and restore 1,100 feet of an old remnant channel and floodplain of the Sammamish River within Bothell's city limits.

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.