Beebe Springs Creek Restoration and Park Plan

Chelan Sportsman’s Association, WDFW
Near Chelan, WA

A straight agricultural ditch was relocated into a natural 1,800-foot meandering channel with habitat features and native plants, enhancing spawning opportunities for Columbia River salmonids.  The Watershed Company completed design, permitting and construction management on the stream relocation and restoration at the 185-acre former apple orchard.  Landscape architects and biologists worked with State officials, community groups and a sportsmen’s group to plan and initiate the Washington State Salmon Recovery Board-funded project.  Services included construction documents and construction oversight, as well as all State and Federal permitting, including the required Biological Evaluation.  Landscape designers developed a conceptual park master plan showcasing the site’s recreational opportunities, including trails, interpretive elements, connectivity to adjacent parks, and non-motorized boat access to the Columbia River.

Newly restored Beebe Creek channel

Stream channel in 2007 just after construction

View of the former orchard before the creek realignment

Oblique of restored Beebe Creek in front of the Columbia River

Constructed stream channel in 2007, beside the Columbia River.

Beebe Springs Natural Area park master plan

Conceptual park master plan for Beebe Springs Natural Area

Restored eastern Washington creek

Restored Beebe Creek connects to the existing stream

The Firm worked with community groups to preserve the rich heritage of this site

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