Northwest NEWS

September 23, 2002


Free workshop for streamside landowners

Being close to nature and recreation is an important part of why we live here. People lucky enough to live on streams have a little bit of nature in their own back yards. The beauty of the water, the sound of the flow and maybe even the thrill of watching salmon spawn are things most people never experience. By caring for the streams and rivers that make this area so special, we can leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Workshop: The Floodplain Forest
   See how invasive weeds harm streams and forest; see invasive weed removal in action; learn how healthy streamside plants protect streambanks; see how floods shape the land and influence habitat, on Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Lewis Street Park, State Highway 203 at the Skykomish River, Monroe. (Thomas Guide p.458,H1)Κ
   DEEP WATER - A Streamside Landowner's Guide to Flooding and Drainage
   . Is your stream too big for its britches?
   . Are you trying to live with beavers?
   . Do you have shoreline erosion, wet feet, wet land, wet dog?
   . Do you want to leave healthy streams and clean water for your children and grandchildren?
   This workshop will provide streamside landowners with a general understanding of why streams flood, laws, permits, environmental issues, and how to get help.
   It will also cover what lives in and around creeks (besides landowners), and how to work around streams without harming water quality and wildlife.
   Each workshop will begin in a classroom and end with a trip to a nearby salmon stream.
   Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
   Mount Pilchuck Elementary School
   12806 20th ST NE, LAKE STEVENS
   Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
   Salem Woods Elementary School
   12802 Wagner Road, MONROE
   Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
   Martha Lake Elementary School
   17500 Larch Way, LYNNWOOD
   Note: This workshop will not cover large river flooding issues. If you need assistance with flooding on the Skykomish, Snohomish, or Stillaguamish Rivers, please contact our Flood Hazard Management team at 425-388-3464, extension 4619.
   The workshops and field trips are free, but space is limited.
   Dave Ward, 425-388-3464 ext. 4667
   or email