Reminder: City of Edmonds hosting virtual workshop Feb. 22 to discuss Perrinville Creek action plan

Join the City of Edmonds for one of two virtual workshops on Wednesday, Feb. 22 regarding proposed Perrinville Creek Watershed improvements.

According to a city press release, the Washington State Department of Ecology’s stormwater planning guidance requires the City of Edmonds to select and prioritize a local watershed for improvement by March 31, 2023. This process is driven by Ecology’s Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit as part of the Federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). The city is producing a stormwater management action plan (SMAP) for the Perrinville Creek watershed to comply with Ecology’s permit requirements.

The City of Edmonds, along with Herrera Consulting, recently completed a year-long water health assessment that examined nine potential local watersheds that would benefit from implementing stormwater policies, programs projects, and maintenance practices. Metrics such as water use importance, development and growth, and habitat conditions were all evaluated during this process. The outcome of this study revealed Perrinville Creek Watershed had the highest water use importance and so it was identified as the principal watershed for improvement moving forward.

Read more about this process in our earlier story here.

The Feb. 22 virtual workshops will be at noon and 6 p.m. Viewers can learn more about the overall watershed assessment, selection process, and how the city plans to implement these actions.

To read more about this project and register for the virtual workshop, visit the city’s web page.

For information about this project in another language, you may request, free of charge, language assistance services by contacting Pat Johnson at Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto en su idioma, puede solicitar servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística poniéndose en contacto con Pat Johnson at


  1. The stream has been blocked for three years right? If I’m correct that means any coho salmon presence in that creek is finished. Coho salmon have a three and a half year life cycle, one year is spent in fresh water, and 1 and a half at sea. (Some fish only spend six months). There’s still time to salvage the chum in the stream which have a three to five year life cycle, and coho salmon could potentially recolonize the stream Through straying, but if my understanding is correct about what happened at that creek the gravity of what was done should be understood.

  2. Save the Perrinville Woods which are at the headwaters of Perrinville Creek . There all over 200 large conifers there, the last remaining large Grove of old trees remaining in Edmonds, not already park land.
    We don’t need 14 more large mcmansions there on 5 acres of very hilly landscape.
    Save the Perrinville Woods!
    Thank you.

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