Monticello Creek Watershed Restoration Plan

Monticello Creek Watershed Restoration Plan

Involving the community in restoring the health of an urban watershed

Involving the community in restoring the health of an urban watershed

Location:

Redmond, WA

Client:

City of Redmond

Services:

  • Stakeholder research and interviews

  • Public meetings, open houses and other events

  • Online open house

  • Briefings and presentations

  • Media outreach

  • Outreach materials

  • Survey development and implementation

  • Postcards and mailers

Project description:

Northeast Redmond is home to the Monticello Creek Watershed, a drainage area that captures more than 393 million gallons of rain each year. The neighborhood is also one of the most rapidly growing parts of the city, which can impact water quality and wildlife habitat and result in increased flooding and erosion. The City of Redmond is developing the Monticello Creek Watershed Restoration Plan to identify projects to manage stormwater in the neighborhood. These projects will restore the ecological health of the stream, bringing back larger populations of Coho salmon, cutthroat trout, and other fish, and preserve and restore open space surrounding streams and wetlands.

Results:

S&A led the public outreach effort for this project in its first phase, raising awareness of the plan among community members and providing opportunities for engagement. We developed and implemented a public involvement plan, coordinated an online open house and public meeting, conducted stakeholder interviews, and developed a mailer, communications materials, and web and email updates. We will continue to lead the public involvement effort as the City proposes specific improvement projects and gathers feedback from the community.

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