UW Bothell Wetlands Restoration Project
The campus is situated on approximately 127 acres within the city limits of Bothell, Washington at the junction of Highway 405 and State Route 522 on what was known as the Truly Farm / Stringtown parcel. North Creek flows through the property north to south before joining the Sammamish River on the south side of Route 522. The eastern and northern portions of the site were part of the historical floodplain of North Creek. Hillslopes on the southwestern portion of the site are glacier moraines that are draped with recessional glacial outwash materials.
Work on the project began in 1998 with construction of a new stream channel system that returned North Creek to a more natural configuration. Subsequent planting of native species of bushes, flowers, and trees along with active monitoring of the site are recreating a forest similar to what would have existed generations ago. A rich diversity of wildlife has returned to the area.