Trafton Floodplain Restoration

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Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Stillaguamish Tribe are partnering on a floodplain restoration project at Trafton. This project is connected to a larger effort by the Tribe to restore reach-scale river processes and salmon habitat on the lands they own at Trafton. The Whitehorse Trail, which runs adjacent to the project area, will also be protected the from future erosion and avulsion impacts.


DCNR and the Stillaguamish Tribe are partnering on a floodplain restoration project at Trafton.


The County and Tribe are in the early stages of this project, exploring options for restoration. The potential project footprints that are being considered range from working only on the Tribe’s property at Trafton to expanding the restoration into part of Trafton Trailhead Park. If the project includes a portion of Trafton Trailhead Park, that will add around 70 acres to the total restored floodplain area.    


Public Input

Thank you to everyone who participated in our two public meetings and surveys in 2022. For a copy of the presentations and survey responses, please see “Documents” below.

Our third and final public meeting is scheduled for February 7, 2023 at 6 pm. At this meeting, the County and Tribe would like to share the preferred design and next steps for the project and listen to feedback from the community. This design has been developed after exploring options for restoration and recreation through conceptual design and the previous two meetings.

An online survey will also be open February 8-22, 2023.

Virtual Meeting Information

Topic: Trafton Floodplain Restoration Meeting #3

Time: Feb 7, 2023 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Trafton Floodplain Overview Graphic


  • Funding was awarded for preliminary design from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
  • Funding was awarded for design, permitting and construction from a Pacific Salmon Treaty Orca Recovery Habitat grant.


Surface Water Management

Kit Crump

Supervisor, Floodplain Services

(425) 262-2586

Stillaguamish Tribe

Jason Griffith

Environmental Program Manager

Parks & Recreation
Emily Griffith
Senior Park Planner

(425) 388-6620