From Dust to Foods: Dramatic Weather and Natural Solutions

by Courtney Baxter, Puget Sound Conservation Coordinator I grew up on the surface of the sun, though most people know it as Phoenix, Arizona. My childhood memories are filled with hot, hot summers; impossible to endure the outdoors for longer than 10 minutes, we often...

Watch: Fish-Farms-Floods

Check out this new series of videos developed to spread the win-win-win news of collaborating for fish-farms-floods. These videos highlight the Floodplains for the Future that is a subset of Floodplains by Design projects in Pierce County, Washington. Floodplains by...

Farms as Whole Ecosystems

By Courtney Baxter, Conservation Coordinator I grew up in dirty boots, my Ariats always coated in a thick layer of dust. I never really bothered to clean my boots, because in my mind I knew they were just going to get dirty again anyway. I’ve since moved away from my...

Hiring: Floodplains for the Future Program Coordinator

The Floodplains for the Future Program Coordinator supports the regional work of the Floodplains for the Future program. This program is a cross-sector and inter-organizational partnership hosted by Pierce County to recover floodplain functions and to protect the...

Storytelling Training Workshop

A Unique Storytelling Workshop and Training Opportunity Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, 9:30am - 3:30pm The Nature Conservancy 74 Wall St. Seattle, WA   Stories are our most powerful communication tool.  They can change how we see the world and are a vehicle for...

Floodplains by Design Spring Workshop

Save the Date Floodplains by Design Spring Workshop Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm The Mountaineers, Seattle Powerful Stories, Big Visions and Robust Details Please join the Floodplains by Design Management Team this spring and get inspired by peers as they...

Watch: A New Type of River Management

Check out this great animated informational clip on river management by the Rhone Mediterranean Corsica water Agency. By giving our rivers space to grow, meander and gather natural sediment, we can mitigate floods and the damage they cause....

Watch: Stillaguamish Tribe-led Estuary Project Comes to Life

By Jenny Baker, Senior Restoration Manager Restoration of the zis a ba tidal marsh, named for a former Stillaguamish Tribal chief, has been documented in a wonderful new video. Interviews of tribal members, cultural resources experts, tribal staff and consultants all...

Nooksack Levee Project Shows Success of Floodplains by Design

By Jenny Baker, Senior Restoration Manager Thanksgiving Day floods found many people evacuating their homes around Puget Sound and fish searching for quiet places to get away from fast-moving floodwaters. Two of the 29 projects funded by Floodplains by Design provided...

Creativity & Brainstorming to Put an End to Flooding Risk

By Heather Cole, Puget Sound Community Relations Manager  “We just had a 300-year flood event — no one noticed, no Federal assistance needed. Thanks expressed to Floodplains by Design” -future newspaper headline in 2030 This was one of the top “big ideas” that came...

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