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Posted on: August 6, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Open House for Proposed Lower Skykomish River Salmon Habitat Restoration

Open House for Proposed Lower Skykomish River Salmon Habitat Restoration

Event Held at Monroe Library on Thursday, August 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

EVERETT, Wash., August 6, 2015 – To help improve and increase the salmon habitat and population in the Skykomish River, Snohomish County Public Works is planning on creating a “rest stop area” for fish. The proposed project includes placing wood in the river to slow the current, create pools, provide shade, and reduce the input of fine sediment into the river. The public is invited to learn more about project plans and share their insights on the design.

Open House: Lower Skykomish River Salmon Habitat Restoration
When: Thursday, August 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Monroe Library
1070 Village Way,
Monroe, WA 98272
What: Snohomish Public Works is currently designing habitat improvements near the confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers and is seeking public comment on this project. The proposed project includes placing wood elements into the river to create rearing habitat and resting areas for adult salmon migration. This buffer is planned for river mile 0.5 on the Skykomish River. These improvements could also have impacts to boaters, floaters, and fishermen.

If you have questions, contact us via email at ROAD@snoco.org or call 425-388-ROAD (7623).

About Snohomish County Public Works
The Snohomish County Public Works Department employs approximately 600 staff members that develop and maintain county roads; control and manage surface water quantity, quality and fish habitats; and oversee the recycling and disposal of solid waste. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Public Works, visit www.snohomishcountywa.gov/PublicWorks.

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