Watershed Ecosystem Forum of WRIA 9

WRIA 9 Purpose Statement

The 17 local governments within the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9) share interests in and responsibility for addressing long-term watershed planning for and conservation of the aquatic ecosystem and floodplain. Collectively, the local government partners share staffing and other operating expenses for securing capital project funding, implementing educational activities, planning, and scientific assessment that benefit Chinook salmon recovery. To that end, the partners seek to maximize improving habitat, water quality, reducing flood hazards, and, in general, increasing the function and health of the watershed and its communities.

Watershed Ecosystem Forum

The Watershed Ecosystem Forum (WEF) oversees efforts to improve watershed health and salmon habitat recovery. Membership includes representatives of the 17 local governments that are parties to the WRIA 9 Interlocal Agreement, and representatives of federal and state agencies, non-profits, and business interests.

The public is encouraged to attend quarterly WEF meetings. Meeting dates are available here.

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The purpose of the WEF is to:


Orientation documents for new WEF members coming soon!

Operating Guidelines

The WEF was established at the beginning of 2009 through the combination of the:

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).

Management Committee

The Watershed Ecosystem Forum is assisted by a Management Committee.