Latest Edition of WRIA 9 News Fit for a King Newsletter
The Spring 2012 edition of the News Fit for a King newsletter (Adobe Acrobat) has just been released. This E-newsletter is packed with highlights showing the results of all the hard work that has gone into implementing the WRIA 9 Salmon Habitat Plan over the past year, as well as the many things to look forward to this year. View archived issues of past E-newsletters on the Plans, Studies and Maps page.
The Implementation Progress Report provides a snapshot of the accomplishments WRIA 9 has made over the past six years to implement the Salmon Habitat Plan. Since Plan adoption, accomplishments include significant progress on 33 of 162 high priority salmon habitat projects, and support of many stewardship, education and outreach programs. See the Report on the Implementation Progress Report page to learn more (Adobe Acrobat).
WRIA 9 Stormwater Retrofit Planning Process
Improving water quality in our lakes, streams, rivers, and Puget Sound depends in large part on improving the quality of stormwater runoff. A new program is investigating where and how to retrofit the existing storm drainage system and adopt best management practices to create the most cost-effective gains. WRIA 9 jurisdictions King County, Auburn, Covington, and SeaTac are partnering in this effort, which applies to all of the WRIA 9 mainland planning area south of Seattle.