J.A. Brennan Associates, PLLC
Title: Beyond Restoration (Phase 4: Fish Hatchery Water Polishing Constructed Wetland)
Project: Beebe Springs Natural Area, Chelan, WA
Firm: J.A. Brennan Associates, PLLC
Summary: Beebe Springs Natural Area, a 200-acre former apple orchard is going back to nature with the help of a design team led by landscape architects. Design solutions are creating a sustainable site that offers recreational, natural, and cultural opportunities. Tasked to restore the site, the design team and client reached beyond restoration to create a place where people can enjoy, learn from, and hopefully carry on the message of the importance of restoring our natural environment.
The dam-impacted Columbia River is being restored with side-channels for fish rearing, restored riparian and shrub-steppe habitat, and mesic swales that collect and direct vital water resources on this seasonally-dry site.