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​Willow Spring Workparty

Willow Springs - Final Phase

​Project Overview:  EN-0049

In summer 2018, the City will construct the final phase of the Willow Spring restoration project to improve fish passage between Squalicum Creek and the Willow Spring channel. In 2010, the City completed the first phase of the Willow Spring project by creating approximately 1,000 lineal feet of new stream for off-channel salmon rearing habitat and refuge, nearly 1/3 of an acre of new wetlands, and nearly 1.5 acres of riparian (stream-side) forest. However, this new habitat is not fully accessible to salmon due to an undersized railroad culvert connecting Willow Spring with Squalicum Creek. The City recently acquired the BNSF railroad corridor, thus allowing construction of the final connection.

Construction will include replacing the existing 12-inch culvert and artificial pond with a new open channel that will connect the existing Willow Spring channel with Squalicum Creek. 

Funding from the Stormwater Fund and BNSF.

Status-September 2018

Accomplishments:   90% design complete

Next Milestone:    Finish design and permitting

Project Details

  • Status - Construction
  • Contract Awarded -  September, 2018
  • Contract Amount - $60,601.10
  • Contractor-  Williamson Civil
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Affected Neighborhoods

    Birchwood; Columbia

Participating Departments

    Public Works


​Freeman Anthony

Project Engineer

 (360) 778-7924

Public Works Contacts