Lake Washington Blvd
Friends of Arboretum Creek (FOAC) will present “Alder Creek to Arboretum Creek,” which are options for the first phase of restoration of Arboretum Creek in the Washington park Arboretum, and solicit community input.
FOAC and the King County Wastewater Treatment Division seek to route two streams in the Arboretum neighborhood into Arboretum Creek. These streams are Alder Creek and the stream that flows between E Aloha and Ward streets at 26th Ave E. At one time, both streams flowed into Arboretum Creek, currently, they are routed into the Combined Sewer Overflow pipe. Re-directing these flows into Arboretum Creek will add 40,000 gallons of clean water each day, improve habitat in the creek, increase treatment capacity at the West Point Sewage Treatment plant and reduce CSO events at the Montlake Bridge.
FOAC is preparing an application for the King County Waterworks program to fund design of the first phase. Attend the meeting and learn how you can support the restoration of Arboretum Creek.