In 2016, Forterra began working with Bear Creek residents to control invasive knotweed and restore healthy streamside forests. Through a grant-funded program designed to assist river-side landowners in specific areas with invasive weed control and revegetation. The program worked to improve or enhance water quality and wildlife habitat while preserving landowner landscape preferences.
Thanks to the support and participation of our project partners and friends at Water Tenders, WRIA 8, King County, Adopt-A-Stream and City of Redmond and based on the high level of interest and community involvement in 2017, the project moved into knotweed control work.
WHAT IS KNOTWEED AND WHY CONTROL IT?
Forterra partnered with communities along Bear Creek, focused on a long-term plan to manage invasive plants and restore salmon habitat throughout this critical waterway.
If you are a landowner along Bear Creek, you can be part of this region-wide effort to restore healthy forests along our critical waterways. Explore the resources to learn more.
Forterra partnered with landowners to stop the spread of knotweed on Bear Creek to improve and enhance water quality and wildlife habitat while preserving landowner landscape preferences.