Along Fennel Creek, upstream from its confluence with the Puyallup River, Pierce County is continuing its efforts to improve flood plain connectivity and fish habitat. Previous phases included; property acquisition, a 40+acre floodplain restoration project, and 1,900+ linear feet channel restoration project.
About the Project
On this project we are partnering with Forterra a non-profit conservation organization to acquire a piece of property from willing sellers. The site is adjacent to the first two project phases. Buildings and roads will be demolished. Previous fill-areas will be removed. Plantings and fish habitat features will be installed as the area is allowed to return to more natural condition. Property acquisition was completed by Forterra in 2020. Demolition will be completed in 2021 and 2022. Habitat improvements and project construction planned for 2023.
Pierce County will seek grant funding to combine with Surface Water Management Funds for this project.