Issaquah Creek Mitigation Project
King County Mitigation Reserves Program
Located in the Sammamish River Service Area, the Middle Issaquah Creek Natural Area consists of 41.3 acres of public land along Issaquah Creek. Within the Middle Issaquah Creek Natural Area, the Issaquah Creek mitigation project will remove existing fill, create wetlands, place large wood and wildlife trees, and restore native vegetation to create a riverine wetland that improves water quality and hydrology, and provides habitat for fish and wildlife.
This project will fulfill in-lieu fee mitigation credit obligations for the Mitigation Reserves Program, which is providing compensatory mitigation for unavoidable wetland and aquatic area impacts associated with development in the Sammamish Service Area. By creating and enhancing wetlands, the project helps to protect and improve water quality, provide habitat, store floodwaters, and maintain water flow during droughts. Restoring these ecosystem services will improve the Middle Issaquah Creek Natural Area, and benefit area residents.
Public Comment - State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
The SEPA public comment period for the Issaquah Creek Mitigation Project will be open from April 6 through April 20. For more information, please see the Determination of Non-Significance PDF (146 KB) and Environmental Checklist PDF (1.76 MB) .
Point of contact
Project site’s location indicated by yellow star
Diagram of proposed project
|Alternatives analysis complete||July 2017|
|30% design complete||Feb. 2018|
|60% design complete||June 2018|
|100% design complete||Oct. 2018|
|Notice to Proceed||Mar. 2019|
For more information about King County’s Mitigation Reserves Program, please contact Megan Webb, Program Manager (in the Water & Land Resources Division’s Rural and Regional Services Section).