Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

College Affiliation

Huxley College of the Environment

Department or Program Affiliation

Department of Environmental Studies

Abstract

The boat ramp and parking lot facility consists of the larger part of the Riverplace Civic Center redevelopment project in Ferndale, Washington. Construction of a ramp and a parking lot would serve recreational purposes for residents utilizing the Nooksack River. The proposed facility would also accommodate a moderate volume of recreationists on a daily basis during peak activity months. Located adjacent to Interstate-5, this facility aims to increase recreation activities, and to provide an alternative launch site onto the Nooksack River to the almost out of commissioned boat launch upriver. The alternative actions address flaws with the initial proposal and aim made to encourage environmentally conscious development, for example, a pervious concrete parking lot, as well as a vegetative filter strip is recommended as an alternative to a more impervious surfaced parking lot, in order to reduce run off from the site during high flow events. These are proposed in order to protect the quality of the conditions of the Nooksack River and developed site.

Document Type

Environmental Impact Assessment

Subject – LCSH (for OAI)

Boats and boating--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Nooksack River; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Nooksack River

Geographic Coverage

Nooksack River (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Environmental impact statement

Publisher

Western Washington University

Date

Winter 2011

First Advisor

Bodensteiner, Leo R.,

OCLC Number

859163937

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

Date Permissions signed

3-11-2011

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Department

Environmental Studies

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