UPDATES & INFORMATION
Update (Jan. 16, 2020) -- Volunteers will activate the stormwater filtering benefits of Finn Hill’s new rain garden Jan. 31 when they plant it with 13 species of water-soaking plants, including Lupen and Tall Oregon Grape.
The new Champagne Creek rain garden—on the northeast corner of 80th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 123rd Street—will filter more than three acres of rainwater runoff from Northeast 123rd Street and the roofs, driveways and sidewalks of the neighborhood that line it.
Contact Project Coordinator Hunter Richards, (425) 587-3244, firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Kirkland is building a rain garden within public right-of-way this fall on the northeast corner of 80th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 123rd Street. The rain garden will filter the rainwater runoff from more than three acres off Northeast 123rd Street and the roofs, driveways, and sidewalks of the neighborhood.
A rain garden is a shallow, bowl-shaped garden that uses soils and plants to absorb and filter the stormwater that would otherwise drain directly from rooftops, driveways, parking lots and streets directly into Lake Washington. This project is funded in part through a King County Water Works grant contributing $90,000 towards project construction.
Construction hours and timeline: Kirkland's contractor will work 8 hours a day, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., completing construction by late November. Contact Associate Project Engineer, Hunter Richards, email@example.com, 425.587.3244 for more information.