Work begins on fish and wildlife habitat restoration at Lake Ballinger
Photo of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official signage highlighting the Lake Ballinger Ecosystem Restoration Project at Ballinger Park, Mountlake Terrace, Washington. Construction to restore a fish and wildlife habitat for over 16 acres of a former golf course began mid-May 2023 and will continue through spring 2024. The total $5.5 million project construction cost, of which $3.4 million comes from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding that President Joseph R. Biden signed into law in November 2021, includes replacing a vehicle crossing and adding a pedestrian boardwalk to provide access to people, while limiting damage to plants and wetland soils. Minor enhancements to pond habitat are also planned.