In 2018, the City of Redmond created a new stream channel in Farrel-McWhirter Park along Mackey Creek by removing fish barriers, improving riparian conditions and enhancing in-stream habitat. The project included grading a new Mackey Creek channel to improve sediment transport and enhance in-stream habitat, installing log and boulder grade controls to stabilize the eroding stream channel, installing large woody debris to enhance in-stream habitat, removing invasive vegetation, plant native vegetation, replacing one fish barrier culvert and daylighting a second fish barrier culvert. The project was divided into two phases. The first phase will be done downstream of Charlotte’s trail bridge by a contractor. The second phase will be upstream of Charlotte’s trail bridge and will be completed by City and WCC crews.
For more information contact: Tom Hardy, 425-556-2900.
Senior Program Manager, Member Jurisdiction Partnerships
Jessica has managed the Member Jurisdiction and WRIA Grant Programs at KCD since March 2007. Jessica has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish and graduate level education in the fields of Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Facilitation and Negotiation. She is an experienced program manager responsible for tracking millions of dollars in grant funding with a successful track record of liaising with local governments, nonprofits, and watershed groups on natural resource conservation issues.