King County hosts discussion on Cedar River watershed

November 8, 2011

By Staff

Residents from along the Cedar River and people interested in recreation on the waterway can learn more about long-term plans for the river at a King County open house Nov. 15.

The county and the Cedar River Council, a stakeholders group, planned presentations, a question-and-answer session, and opportunities for citizens to meet county staffers involved in the management of the river and nearby environs.

The watershed for the Cedar River stretches north to encompass local streams, including Coal and May creeks between Issaquah and Newcastle.

The meeting is from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley.

Meeting attendees can hear from Mark Isaacson, director of the county Water and Land Resources Division. Isaacson is scheduled to present the county’s short- and long-term goals for a safer and healthier Cedar River, plus the potential changes river users and neighbors can expect.

Participants can also hear about several planned projects on the Cedar River. The county is working to maintain recreational opportunities in a safe way, protect and restore a natural resource for people and wildlife, and reduce flood risks to people and property.

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