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.