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Willow Spring at Squalicum Creek Park

Willow Spring restoration

Daylighting urban streams helps create high-quality fish and wildlife habitat. 

Squalicum Creek Park once included a gravel pit, an airport, and a concrete plant.  A century of development throughout the Squalicum creek watershed resulted in poor water quality and loss of fish and wildlife habitat.  For many years, Willow Spring flowed in a pipe underground. 

The Willow Spring Project increases wildlife habitat by adding key components in productive salmon habitat including g the creek, adding meandering bends, large woody debris, pools, and riffles. 

Planting partners included the Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Transition Whatcom, REI, and City-sponsored Washington Conservation Corps crews.  Willow Spring planting

Project Manager:  Renee LaCroix, Environmental Coordinator, Public Works Department.  (360)778-7966, rlacroix@cob.org

 

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