Watershed Ecosystem Forum of WRIA 9
The Watershed Ecosystem Forum (WEF) oversees efforts to improve watershed health and salmon habitat recovery in Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed, also known as WRIA 9.
The public is encouraged to attend quarterly WEF meetings. Meeting dates are available here.
2017 Meeting Packets
2016 Meeting Packets
2016 Nearshore Boat Tour
2015 Meeting Packets
- November 12, 2015 Meeting Packet
- August 13, 2015 Meeting Packet
- May 14, 2015 Meeting Packet
- February 12, 2015 Meeting Packet
2014 Meeting Packets
- November 13, 2014 Meeting Packet
- August 14, 2014 Meeting Packet
- May 8, 2014 Meeting Packet
- February 13, 2014 Meeting Packet
2013 Meeting Packets
- November 7, 2013 Meeting Packet
- August 8, 2013 Meeting Packet
- May 9, 2013 Meeting Packet
- February 7, 2013 Meeting Packe
2012 Meeting Packets
- November 8, 2012 Meeting Packet
- August 9, 2012 Meeting Packet
- May 10, 2012 Meeting Packet
- February 9, 2012 Meeting Packet
2011 Meeting Packets
- December 15, 2011 Meeting Packet
- August 11, 2011 Meeting Packet
- May 12, 2011 Meeting Packet
- February 10, 2011 Meeting Packet
2010 Meeting Packets
- November 10, 2010 Meeting Packet
- August 12, 2010 Meeting Packet
- May 13, 2010 Meeting Packet
- February 11, 2010 Meeting Packet
2009 Meeting Packets
- November 12, 2009 Meeting Packet
- October 1, 2009 Meeting Packet
- August 13, 2009 Meeting Packet
- May 14, 2009 Meeting Packet
- February 12, 2009 Meeting Packet
The purpose of the WEF is to:
- Provide an opportunity for stakeholders that share the watershed to discuss watershed health and salmon habitat recovery issues
- Provide overall direction for joint efforts to protect and restore salmon habitat, including promoting implementation of the Salmon Habitat Plan
- Make recommendations about allocation of Cooperative Watershed Management and Salmon Recovery Funding Board grant funds to support salmon habitat projects and activities important to the entire watershed
- Provide oversight for 3.5 staff, partially-funded by the WRIA 9 Interlocal Agreement (ILA), who are working to implement the Salmon Habitat Plan
View the Third Trimester 2016 Summary of Services provided by the cost-shared staff per the WRIA 9 ILA (Adobe Acrobat).
WEF membership includes:
- Representatives of the 17 WRIA 9 partner governments that are parties to the WRIA 9 Interlocal Agreement
- Representatives of federal and state agencies, non-profits, and business interests.
The WEF was established at the beginning of 2009 through the combination of the:
- Forum of local governments, which operated from 2001 to 2008
- Steering Committee, which operated from 1998 to 2008
At its inaugural meeting on February 12, 2009, the Watershed Ecosystem Forum adopted Operating Guides. These were subsequently amended at the May 14, 2009 meeting.
View the Operating Guides (Adobe Acrobat).
The Watershed Ecosystem Forum is assisted by a Management Committee.