Updated July 28 with additional details
City of Mountlake Terrace staff responded to a construction incident at the Ballinger Park work site Wednesday morning, after a large piece of construction equipment turned over.
“No injuries were reported, but we’re monitoring the situation for potential environmental impacts,” said City of Mountlake Terrace spokesperson Rikki Fruichantie. A spill response team was ready in case fuel spilled into the creek .
The city reported Friday morning that the equipment was uprighted and no fuel was spilled.
The construction work is part of a fish and wildlife restoration effort at Ballinger Park. The $5.5 million project aims to transform the park into a natural area with wetlands, riparian corridors, natural vegetation, habitat for birds, fish, turtles and amphibians – and hopefully someday to support salmon runs.
A partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Mountlake Terrace, the project includes planting of more than 2,000 native trees and shrubs, redirecting Hall Creek to a new, more-stable channel, and constructing boardwalks, trails and footpaths.
You can read more about the project here.