Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Open House on the proposed Mackey Creek rehabilitation project

Redmond, WA – An open house on the proposed Mackey Creek rehabilitation project will be held on June 16, 2016, at Farrel-McWhirter Park, one of the most beloved parks in Redmond. Mackey Creek runs through the middle of the park and adds to its charm. Trail bridges cross the creek in multiple locations and are favorite spots for watching the cascading water and for shooting photos. 

Despite its idyllic appearance, the health of the spring-fed stream has declined over the years. The creek is exhibiting bank erosion, barriers to fish migration, deposits of sediment causing it to flow out of its channel, and growth of invasive plants that have increased flooding problems. 

The City of Redmond is developing plans for rehabilitation and enhancement of the streams and wetlands within Farrel-McWhirter Park. An upcoming public meeting on Mackey Creek will provide a briefing, exhibits on recent studies of the creek’s condition, and the preliminary rehabilitation proposal. The public is invited to learn about the project and to share information or observations they may have about Mackey Creek. 

Date: June 16, 2016 
Place: Farrel-McWhirter Park — Big Red Barn 
Open House: 5:00 – 6:30 pm 
Presentation: 6:00 pm 

For more information about the project, please visithttp://www.redmond.gov/PlansProjects/Parks/FM-MackeyCreek

For questions or more information contact Tom Hardy, Stream and Habitat Planner, at 425-556-2762 or twhardy@redmond.gov

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