Open House for Laughing Jacob Creek Basin Plan

The City of Sammamish is identifying priority projects that help reduce flooding and preserve natural areas in the Laughing Jacobs watershed, which spans southern Sammamish and northern Issaquah. The watershed is a valuable feature in the community and environment, with parks, open spaces, and important wetlands that naturally help clean water and reduce flooding. Sammamish and Issaquah are some of the fastest-growing cities in the region, and more housing, buildings, and roads can threaten the watershed’s health. A smart plan for the Laughing Jacobs watershed is essential to make sure our communities grow in a way that works with the environment to reduce flooding and protect natural areas.

Next month, residents will have the opportunity to share their priorities for the Laughing Jacobs Basin plan at a community open house.

At the open house, residents can share priorities and ideas for their neighborhood, learn more about the future of their local watershed, hear what has been learned about local needs and values from the survey, and chat one-on-one with the project team.

The open house will be held on Thursday, June 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Beaver Lake Middle School located at 25025 SE 32nd Street in Issaquah. There will be stations set up where residents can learn about the basin plan and share input. Parking is available on-site.

More information about the basin plan can be found at the project website:


Communications Team