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Community meeting Oct. 13 on Bear Creek Watershed Stormwater Plan

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Join the discussion at an Oct. 13 community meeting at Woodinville City Hall on how to manage stormwater in the Bear Creek Watershed to protect water quality and public health and how it will impact you and where you live.

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Save the date for a community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13 on the Bear Creek Watershed Stormwater Plan. Get an update on the health of the watershed and add your input to help shape the future of pollution prevention and water quality improvements for all who live there.

Set for 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Woodinville City Hall in the Council Chambers, at 17301 133rd Ave. NE in Woodinville, the project team will present the latest snapshot of the Bear Creek Watershed including how well stormwater facilities are functioning, water quality and temperature trends, and projections for growth in the area.

The Bear Creek Watershed covers 26 square miles and is important to many Northwest species, home to nearly 10,000 households and growing. Nearly all stormwater facilities are aging and do not meet current standards and population is forecast to grow by approximately 20 percent in the next 24 years.

The goal of the watershed plan is to outline actions and strategies, such as stormwater ponds and rain gardens that will restore and protect Bear Creek water quality and provide a healthier environment for all species.

The Bear Creek Watershed planning effort is a collaboration with Snohomish County, City of Redmond, City of Woodinville, and the Washington State Department of Transportation. For more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov/BearCreekPlan. If you have questions or are unable to attend and would like to provide feedback, contact project manager Jeff Burkey at 206-477-4658 or jeff.burkey@kingcounty.gov.

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