Work begins on fish and wildlife habitat restoration at Lake Ballinger
Photo of the Lake Ballinger Center, known locally as Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, with Ballinger Creek in the foreground, Mountlake Terrace, Washington, where construction to restore the fish and wildlife habitat for over 16 acres of a former golf course, began mid-May 2023 and will run through spring 2024. The $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 creating a wetted creek channel, removing invasive plants, and installing a diverse array of plants.