Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Creeks, Streams and Ditches Workshop! We had a full event with many new faces, it was great to be with everyone in person to share experiences, knowledge and efforts in improving our watershed's tributaries.
As our region is growing and changing, more pressure is being placed on our rivers' tributaries, which are critical to river health but also to the ecosystems which they support. Creeks, streams and ditches are an important part of the many challenges watersheds and communities face while also offering significant opportunities as we reimagine our relationship with them. This workshop's purpose is to provide new insights and perspectives on tributary management, connections with communities which foster stewardship and in turn support the environmental health of the watershed.
Revisit the 2023 Workshop page provides the presentation slides of our presenters along with key discussion items from the charrette discussions.
We would like to thank our planning committee members for the help in making this workshop happen:
Co-Chairs: Sharon Leishman, Director, Duwamish Alive Coalition and Greg Wingard, Director, Green River Coalition
Ashley Allan, Urban Riparian Habitat Stewardship Program Coordinator, King Conservation District
Anna Bachmann, Clean Water Program Director. Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Caroline Borsenik, Environmental Programs Director, Delridge Neighborhood Development Association
Weston Brinkley, Green-Duwamish Watershed Ambassador, Urban Waters Federal Partnership
Mike Perfetti, Habitat and Surface Water Sr. Program Manager, City of Tukwila
The forum is for professionals, academics, community members and stakeholders to exchange information regarding the watershed, crossing all professions and sectors. If you would like to be included in our mailing list, please email your contact information to email@example.com, we only use this to notify you of the symposium/workshops.
Guided tours of the following creeks are being planned for later in the year: