Cost Share Program
Matanuska-Susitna Basin Project

Sheep Creek Public Use Facility

Sheep Creek Public Use Facility (PUF) is located along Sheep Creek just upstream from the confluence with the Susitna River. The Sheep Creek PUF was chosen in 2019 for the hands-on day of Streambank Rehabilitation Workshop because it would require multiple years to rehabilitate the streambank and provide an accessible location for future workshops. In 2019, the Streambank Rehabilitation Workshop class participants installed 75-feet of brush layers, 25-feet of trenched willows, 3-feet by 100-feet of vegetative mat, 200-feet of exclusion fencing, and a 4-feet by 8-feet elevated light penetrating walkway with stairs into the water. Partners on this project included ADF&G: Sport Fish Access Program and the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund.

Panorama of Sheep Creek looking downstream prior to the workshop in May 2019 and after in 2020.

Newcomb Park

Newcomb Park is located along the shoreline of Wasilla Lake and is a popular swimming area on those hot summer days. In 2010 ADF&G, the City of Wasilla, the Mat-Su Borough, Envision Mat-Su, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Wasilla Soil and Water Conservation District teamed up to revegetate a part of the park shoreline. We installed 60-feet of brush layers, 40-feet of trenched willows, vegetative mat, and a wooden fence.

Construction material staged in 2010 for project to begin and after in 2019.