J.A. Brennan recently completed multiple illustrative graphics, which were used in the project ground-breaking ceremony, and in other public outreach and informational efforts.
J.A. Brennan is a member of the consultant team that worked with the City of Kent and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to design a Habitat Enhancement Channel at Riverview Park. This newly created side channel is part of a pilot project by the Corps to restore side channel and low-flow environments along the Green River for the benefit of spawning salmon and steelhead. Previously, J.A. Brennan developed the master plan for the park. For this project we were able to provide valuable insights to the project with our site experience and park design expertise, which helped coordinate the City’s park plans with Corps habitat objectives.
J.A. Brennan developed contract documents for trail design, planting and irrigation of approximately four acres of restoration area, including native aquatic, riparian and upland environments. Wooded trails and a new 200-foot long bridge, will provide public access to this restoration project, and educational signage and viewpoints will further enhance the visitor’s experience and provide information about the Green River ecosystem.
Construction of the new side channel at Riverview Park in Kent is underway! The new side channel will offer rearing habitat for endangered salmon species including Chinook, steelhead and bull trout. The side channel is a partnership of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers , the city of Kent, the Water Resource Inventory Area 9 (WRIA 9) Ecosystem Forum, the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the King Conservation District.