Sammamish River Trail Interpretive Plan and Signage

City of Bothell
Bothell, WA

An 18-sign interpretive program designed by The Watershed Company highlights the environmental importance of streams and watersheds for users of the North Creek Trail through Bothell. Work included sign theme development, graphic design, interpretive sign and wayfinding kiosk construction plans, and production management.

The final product created a unified look for all signs and a modern image for Bothell’s interpretive elements. Kiosks attract trail users and allow them to orient themselves on the trail and within the watershed. Interpretive signs cover stream ecology, local history, development impacts, and native plants and animals. The wayside signs educate users about the environmental and historical significance of trail features and inspire citizen action, emphasizing actions users can take to help.

Walkers read a trail map at an entry wayfinding kiosk.

Trail users orient themselves at a wayfinding kiosk with a trail map.

Interpretive sign explaining the importance of shade to creeks.

Salmon identification interpretive sign

Visitors crossing a bridge can identify salmon in the stream below with this interpretive sign.

Historical interpretive sign explains past uses of the Sammamish River

An interpretive sign overlooking the Sammamish River explains its recent history

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