Floodplains by Design:  Addressing flood hazards and restoring habitat

Meeting Information

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.


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 programScott 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