Northwest NEWS

March 11, 2002

Local News

Open houses seek input to help salmon

WOODINVILLE Over the past year, the city of Woodinville has collaborated with 23 neighboring cities, King and Snohomish counties, state and federal agencies, business and environmental groups and interested citizens to develop a set of recommendations designed to protect and restore salmon habitat both in Woodinville, and in the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed.
   An open house to provide feedback on a newly completed draft interim report designed to help protect and conserve salmon habitat will be held from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Redmond Public Library, 15990 NE 85th St.
   The public comment period will end on Tuesday, March 26.
   The Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed stretches from the headwaters and tributaries of the Cedar River in the southeast, to the Puget Sound shorelines of Mukilteo in the northwest. Going from east to west are the headwaters and tributaries of Bear Creek, Lake Sammamish, the Sammamish River, Lake Washington, the Ship Canal, and the Puget Sound shorelines north of Elliott Bay into southern Snohomish County.
   Home to 1.4 million people, this watershed is the most densely populated in the state.
   It is comprised of 31 cities and two counties and contains both pristine and highly urbanized habitat.
   Copies of the draft action agenda are available on the Web at dnr.metrokc.gov/wrias/8/near-term-action-agenda.htm.
   Paper copies are available by calling Linda Grob at (206) 296-8016 or linda.grob@metrokc.gov.
   For more information, contact Hilary Culverwell at (206) 296-4350 or hilary.culverwell@metrokc.gov.