Floodplains by Design: Addressing flood hazards and restoring habitat
Date: July 25, 2019
Registration: 9 a.m.
Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th St, Renton, WA. Room C111
Floodplains by Design is an ambitious public-private partnership focused on reducing flood risks and restoring habitat in the state’s major river corridors. The goal is to improve the resiliency of floodplains while protecting human communities and ecosystem health.
AGENDA AND PRESENTATIONS
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m. Welcome and introduction – Betty Renkor, Department of Ecology and Nicole Faghin, Washington Sea Grant
9:30 a.m. Description and value of floodplains -- Scott McKinney, Department of Ecology
10:00 a.m. Floodplains by Design overview -- Jessie Israel, The Nature Conservancy
10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:45 a.m. Floodplains by Design grant program – Scott McKinney, Department of Ecology
11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion –Projects and collaboration
Lisa Nelson, Department of Ecology, (moderator)
Jessica Hamill, Snohomish County Public Works Department
Cindy Dittbrenner, Snohomish Conservation District
Brett Shattuck, The Tulalip Tribes
11:45 a.m. LUNCH (on your own)
12:45 p.m. Riverbend project overview –
Tom Beavers, Jon Hansen and Linda Holecek, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
1:30 p.m. Field trip to Riverbend project site, Cedar River
3:00 p.m. Wrap up and adjourn at Riverbend; carpool back to College