Northwest NEWS

September 30, 2002


Free workshops scheduled for streamside landowners

Being close to nature and recreation is an important part of why people live here. Those 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, residents can leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
   Anyone who is a streamside landowner, teacher, consultant, or who cares about clean water, fish and wildlife will benefit from this workshop.
   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.
   Workshops will be held:
   Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Mount Pilchuck Elementary School, 12806 20th St NE, Lake Stevens.
   Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Salem Woods Elementary School, 12802 Wagner Road, Monroe.
   Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Martha Lake Elementary School, 17500 Larch Way, Lynnwood.
   Note: These workshops will not cover large river flooding issues.
   The workshops and field trips are free, but space is limited.
   Please RSVP at least one week before the event date to Dave Ward, (425) 388-3464 ext. 4667 or email
   Dave Ward
   Public Involvement Coordinator
   Snohomish County Surface Water Management
   425-388-3464 ext. 4667
   425-388-6455 fax
   2731 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 300
   Everett WA 98201-3581