Sammamish River & Waynita Creek Restoration

Virtual Open House, Community Meeting, and Comment Period

November 1 - 30, 2022

We held a virtual open house, community meeting, and comment period during the month of November 2022. Although the comment period is over, you can still visit the virtual open house to learn about each of the four design alternatives for the salmon habitat portion of the Former Wayne Golf Course. You'll also learn about the project timeline, constraints, features for each alternative, and scoring method that helped determine the Preferred Alternative.

Community Meeting

City staff and its consultant held a community meeting through Zoom from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on November 17, 2022. Thank you to all who attended and provided questions and comments. If you missed the meeting, you can view the recording on YouTube or by clicking the image below.

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Direction from City Council 

We invite you to watch our presentation at the December 6, 2022 Bothell City Council meeting. Staff requested that Council determine which design alternative to move forward with into the next phase of the design process. Council directed staff to proceed with preliminary design for Alternative 4, while also maintaining flexibility with design options that will prioritize salmon habitat.

Learn more

Click each tab below for a brief overview of the project, then visit the virtual open house to see the design alternatives.

  1. What does this project include?

The Sammamish River & Waynita Creek Restoration project includes stream and wetland habitat restoration for the east side of the former Wayne Golf Course property. 

It includes 1,000 linear feet of the south bank of the Sammamish River along with the mouth and lower reach of Waynita Creek, and reconnection with unnamed tributaries and wetlands in the confluence area to address fish refuge and water temperature.

Project boundary map (click to enlarge)

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  1. What is the goal of this project?
  1. Why is this project necessary?
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  1. What is happening next?

Page updated January 11, 2023