Homeowners living near streams

Homeowners living near streams

Ever been curious about what it takes to return your stream to a more natural state and support fish & wildlife habitat, increase property aesthetics, and decrease maintenance needs? Tour a Finn Hill shoreline restoration project that’s using native plants to revitalize an area once taken over by invasive weeds.

Who: Homeowners living on streams, lakes and wetlands
What: Tour a shoreline restoration project and learn techniques for managing weeds, selecting the right plants, and attracting wildlife to your property.
Where: Inglewood Presbyterian Church, 7718 Northeast 141st Street, Kirkland, WA 98034
When: Wednesday, August 16th | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Why: Learn from experts and talk with other homeowners about restoring your own stream, lake or wetland!

The Inglewood Presbyterian Church shoreline restoration project was completed in two phases in 2016 and 2017. King Conservation District partnered with the church to remove invasive weeds, plant native trees & shrubs, and restore a creek that flows into Lake Washington.

The Conservation District provided all planning at no cost to the landowner and covered 90% of the installation, materials and labor. Goals of the project included: Creating and improving aquatic & riparian habitat; Improving forest health and reducing the potential of damage from pests; Restoring natural riparian plant communities; and improving wildlife habitat.

The project will be maintained by King Conservation District for the first 3-5 years and then maintained through the 15-year life of the project by Inglewood Presbyterian Church.
Invasive species removed: Himalayan & Evergreen Blackberry; English Ivy; Reed Canary Grass; Laurel; and Holly.

1,975 native trees & shrubs installed
32,700 square feet of riparian habitat restored
405 feet of shoreline enhanced

IPC stream restoration planting

IPC stream restoration planting

IPC stream restoration progress

IPC stream restoration progress

IPC stream restoration progress

IPC stream restoration progress

The King Conservation District is a non-regulatory public agency that helps landowners manage natural resources on their property. To learn more about how KCD can help you with your stream or wetland property, visit: http://kingcd.org/programs-urban-shoreline.htm
Questions? Contact Kristen Reichardt at kristen.reichardt@kingcd.org or 425-282-1927.

One Response to “Homeowners living near streams”

  1. John Bailey says:

    This was an unmanageable mess prior to King Conservation District stepping in to make this a wonderful wetland natural feature.

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