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Shape the future! Come to an open house on the Green/Duwamish Watershed

Summary

People with an interest in enhancing and revitalizing the Green/Duwamish Watershed are invited to share their ideas at a series of upcoming open houses hosted by King County, City of Seattle and the University of Washington’s Green Futures Lab.

Story

King County, the City of Seattle and the University of Washington’s Green Futures Lab seek input on a strategy to create a healthy, prosperous future in the Green/Duwamish Watershed.   
 
Public participation is vital. It will lead to greater understanding of current projects, priorities and plans in the watershed. Input will also help foster development of a framework to support better outcomes for local cities, forests, farms, rivers, diverse communities, and Washington State’s industrial core. The focus of the strategy is protecting, preserving and enhancing the watershed’s air, land and water.

Each meeting will focus on a specific section of the watershed.

Meetings take place from 5 to 7 p.m.


Tuesday, June 30
Duwamish River and Nearshore Communities
Camp Long (West Seattle)
Environmental Learning Center – Main Hall
5200 35th Ave SW
Seattle, Wash.

Wednesday, July 8
Middle and Upper Green River Watershed
Lake Wilderness Lodge
22500 SE 248th Street
Maple Valley, Wash.

Tuesday, July 14
Lower Green Watershed
Green River Community College Kent Campus
Kent Station
417 Ramsay Way, Suite 112
Kent, Wash.

Short presentations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. will ensure everyone gets an overview of this exciting opportunity.   
 
Participants will be able to visit several information stations, and meet one-on-one with strategy representatives to ask questions and share feedback:
 
•    What priorities are not currently represented in our maps and fact sheets?
•    What are aspirations for the Green/Duwamish Watershed communities?
•    What are the threats to healthy air, water, land and people in the Watershed?
•    Where and what are the opportunities for the Green Duwamish Watershed Strategy to create a robust, connected open space system?  

For more information, please call Sarah Ogier in King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks at 206-477-5375 or email sarah.ogier@kingcounty.gov.
 
For more detail about the Green/Duwamish Watershed Strategy, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/greenduwamish.
 

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