King County hosts discussion about Cedar River watershed

October 9, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 9, 2012

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

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 county launched the “I Love the Cedar River” meetings last year to launch a conservation about the waterway. 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. Oct. 24 at the Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley.

Meeting attendees can hear from Mark Isaacson, Water and Land Resources Division director. 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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