Sweetgrass Shoreline Restoration

The purpose of the Sweetgrass Living Shoreline Restoration Project is to test new ways to retrofit existing armored urban shorelines with living shorelines that can improve water quality, increase salmon habitat, and restore cultural keystone species such as Ka’qsxW or sweetgrass (common three-square bulrush) in the Lake Washington Basin, Ship Canal and Central Puget Sound. This project will build on the planning and design groundwork established by the Sweetgrass Urban Shorelines Working Group, which is bringing together planners, scientists, regulators, designers, and community stakeholders to reimagine living shorelines that are connected to local communities.

Check out the links below to see our progress and learn more about the project –