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New boathouse coming for Sammamish Rowing Association
King County and the Sammamish Rowing Association (SRA) are joining forces to build a new boathouse at Marymoor Park.
The new facility will be located at the site of the old boathouse where the Sammamish River flows from Lake Sammamish. It will allow SRA to continue its popular community rowing program well into the future. Construction should Boathouse construction should be completed in one year.
King County provided SRA with a $540,000 grant through its Community Partnerships and Grants Program; SRA is providing the remainder of the estimated $1.7 million cost of the new boathouse.
The project has an extensive habitat restoration component, including restoring wetlands and replanting trees, shrubs and other vegetation at a ratio of nine new plantings for every one tree removed.
Youth from more than 50 schools participate in the Sammamish Rowing Association program.