King County Natural Resources Seminar on Stormwater

King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Land Resources Division is hosting another in their series of SciFYI science seminars.  This one’s on Stormwater and all that entails including monitoring and plans for rivers and streams and floodplain monitoring.  This seminar takes place at the King County King Street Center at 201 South Jackson Street, in the 8th floor conference room from 8:00 am through Noon.

The format includes two sessions followed by a panel discussion:

  • Session I: Stormwater Monitoring – Moderator: Doug Navetski
    • 8:10-8:30am Puget Sound Stormwater Monitoring Work Group Update, Jim Simmonds
    • 8:30-8:50am Preliminary Results of NPDES Stormwater Permit Monitoring, Dean Wilson
    • 8:50-9:10am A Fecal Pollution and Correction Program in Kitsap County, Mindy Fohn
    • 9:10-9:30am Theo Foss Waterway Source Control Strategy, Dana de Leon
    • 9:30-9:50am Storm Drain and Combined Sewer Overflow Source Evaluations in the Duwamish Waterway Drainage Basin, Debra Williston and Beth Schmoyer
  • Break (9:50-10:00am)
  • Session II: WLRD Monitoring – Moderator: Jo Wilhelm
    • 10:00-10:20am Monitoring Salmon Recovery in WRIA 8, Scott Stolnack
    • 10:20-10:40am Status of King County Streams, Deb Lester
    • 10:40-11:00am Framework and Status of Regulatory Effectiveness Monitoring, Gino Lucchetti
    • 11:00-11:20am Development of a Monitoring Framework for the River and Floodplain Management Section, Sarah McCarthy
    • 11:20-11:40am An Overview of the CIP Monitoring and Maintenance Program’s Approach to Monitoring – Past and Present, Dan Eastman
  • Panel Discussion – Moderator: Josh Latterell
    • 11:40am-12:00pm Speakers et al

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Duwamish Alive! Come Help Restore Our River

Duwamish Alive! Restore Our River

On Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm join a thousand volunteers to restore the Duwamish River watershed an celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  Meet at Terminal 105 Park, 4032 W. Marginal Way

Come join EOS Alliance‘s Sustainability Team and other volunteers to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day!  We will be working at Terminal 105 Natural Area, which is a restoration site near the mouth of the Duwamish River. We will be laying down cardboard and mulch to suppress persistent and pesky invasive weeds that threaten to take over our native plants. Gloves, tools, and snacks will be provided.

Following the restoration event there will be a FREE Earth Day Festival from 2-4 pm at Pathfinder K-8 School, located in the Delridge neighborhood. The Earth Day Festival will provide food, kids’ activities, informational booths, music and special Earth Day surprises!

For more information, and to RSVP for this event, please email Ben Kantner at EOS Alliance at, re: “Duwamish Alive!” by April 16, 2010. Or feel free to call 206-762-2553.[mappress]