Newcastle Beach Park and Pine Lake Park

Barker Landscape Architects used natural shoreline design to create beautiful beach parks in Bellevu

Luther Burbank Shoreline Restoration – Mercer Island, WA

Barker Landscape Architects designed a natural shoreline restoration in Mercer Island, WA.  Luther

Edmonds Waterfront Parks Beach Design

Barker Landscape Architects’ waterfront design in Edmonds incorporates natural sand beaches wh

 

Newcastle Beach Park and Pine Lake Park

November 4, 2012 in Green Shorelines

Barker Landscape Architects used natural shoreline design to create beautiful beach parks in Bellevue and Sammamish, WA:

Newcastle Beach Park, Bellevue WA

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Pine Lake Park beach, Sammamish WA

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Luther Burbank Shoreline Restoration – Mercer Island, WA

November 4, 2012 in Featured Green Shorelines, Green Shorelines

Barker Landscape Architects designed a natural shoreline restoration in Mercer Island, WA.  Luther Burbank Park’s waterfront was reinforced with natural materials that encouraged a more sustainable habitat on Lake Washington.

Green shoreline Mercer Island

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Edmonds Waterfront Parks Beach Design

November 4, 2012 in Green Shorelines

Barker Landscape Architects’ waterfront design in Edmonds incorporates natural sand beaches where possible and bulkheads set back into the park to allow more natural vegetation and shoreline habitat.

Edmonds Beach Park waterfront - green shoreline

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Lake Washington Waterfront Redesign

July 15, 2012 in Featured Green Shorelines, Green Shorelines

Lake Washington waterfront

The Watershed Company designed and rapidly permitted the removal of 180 feet of concrete and rock bulkhead at this waterfront home to create two coved beach areas. Permits from five agencies were granted in a record 90 days and the project began construction one year early. Large granite stones and steps were carefully placed along the shoreline. Upland areas were graded and terraced, taking special care to save all of the existing mature native conifers. The plant palette utilizes mostly Pacific Northwest natives and some ornamentals. The project included an outdoor kitchen, granite fireplace and an outdoor shower made from a sliced basalt column.

Lake Washington green shoreline

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Chism Beach Park Shoreline Renovation

July 15, 2012 in Featured Green Shorelines, Green Shorelines

Beach redesign and restoration plans by The Watershed Company‘s landscape architecture team will improve park user experiences and restore natural habitat at Bellevue’s Chism Beach Park. As part of a park master planning process, landscape architects provided the City with four options for redesign of the lower terrace and waterfront area of this 15-acre beach park. New plans include reinvigorated and reprogrammed sandy beach, play areas, 1,200 lineal feet of shoreline restoration, and interpretive opportunities. They also incorporate the latest low impact development (LID) techniques, including rain gardens, green roofs, and green walls.

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Lake Union Yacht Landing Shoreline Enhancement

July 15, 2012 in Green Shorelines

Lake Union Green Shoreline

A beach restoration and coordination of an intensive permitting process by The Watershed Company allowed for successful, adaptive reuse of a 45-slip marina and repair yard on Lake Union by converting it into an eight-unit, luxury floating home moorage. Bulk headed beach was removed, softened and replanted with native landscaping to create a natural shoreline. Work included shoreline mitigation design, Endangered Species Act consultation, and permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Seattle, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Neighborhood residents enjoy fish and wildlife that use the new natural shoreline, an attractive shoreline park, and new entry to the development.

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Shoreline and Stream Restoration at Lake Sammamish

July 13, 2012 in Featured Green Shorelines, Green Shorelines

Lake Sammamish Waterfront Green Shoreline

The Watershed Company worked closely with the property owners at the mouth of George Davis Creek to restore riparian and aquatic habitat along a stream channel and lake shoreline, while also reducing the regulated critical area buffer to allow for home reconstruction. George Davis Creek, cutoff from salmon and trout for decades, once flowed through pipes, culverts, and a concrete flume under the prior single-family residence.

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With the aid of Watershed Company’s design team of biologists, engineers, landscape architects, and planners, the end result is an open channel salmon and trout-spawning stream built below a new four-story home. The Watershed Company navigated the design through local, state, and federal permits without revisions, receiving federal approval within 2 months. Construction was completed in summer 2009. In the late fall of 2009, kokanee salmon returned to George Davis Creek for the first time in decades, finding over 100 feet of spawning habitat throughout the newly created channel.

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