Northwest NEWS

March 19, 2001


Citizen representatives needed for Watershed Forum

The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum is looking for two citizens from the Snoqualmie Watershed to serve as ex officio members of the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum.
   The Forum is comprised of local elected officials and citizens from throughout the Snoqualmie Watershed and is developing a local response to salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and providing input into a Salmon Conservation Plan that is being developed for the entire Snohomish Basin.
   In addition, the Forum is responsible for recommending priorities for regional fish habitat, water quality and flood hazard reduction projects to be funded with approximately $300,000 in King Conservation District funds.
   The Forum meets on the first Wednesday of every other month from 7-9 p.m. at various locations throughout the Snoqualmie Valley. The next meeting is May 2 at the Snoqualmie Public Works facility in the city of Snoqualmie.
   Citizen representatives need to be residents of King County Council Districts 3 or 12. Qualifications include familiarity with the Snoqualmie Watershed and its resources, general knowledge of the ESA and local planning policies and a commitment to participating in Snoqualmie Watershed Forum meetings.
   If you are interested in serving on the Forum, please contact Olivia Rugo, King County Water and Land Resources Division, at (206) 296-8245 for application materials. The deadline for applications is April 4.