The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, completed construction of the Upper Springbrook Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project, a stimulus-funded project, in November 2011.
The Upper Springbrook Creek project restored a 900-foot stream running through a road side ditch along the north side of South 55th Street in Renton. By building a new channel, the project will maximize the habitat and spawning potential for this section of stream. The project also included a new culvert under South 55th Street to aid in fish passage. The Upper Springbrook Creek is one of the few remaining spawning areas for coho in the Green/Duwamish River watershed.
Performance Systems Inc., a small business based in Fruitland, Idaho, built the project. The City of Renton is the local sponsor for the project.
"Springbrook Creek is a wonderful asset winding through Renton and by restoring the upper section of the creek we are protecting our salmon habitat and improving the health of our watershed," said Jay Covington, chief administrative officer, City of Renton.
Green/Duwamish Ecosystem Restoration Project
This project is a comprehensive restoration program for the entire Green/Duwamish ecosystem spanning the tidal estuaries to the spawning and wildlife habitat areas in the upper basin. The Upper Springbrook Creek Park project is one of 45 separate projects that emphasize the restoration of critical habitat within the Green/Duwamish River watershed.