Ecology is Hiring!

Ecology is Hiring!

The Washington State Department of Ecology is hiring a Floodplain Restoration Planner. The Floodplain Restoration Planner position serves as an associate-level planner, supporting administration of the Floodplains-by-Design program by providing regional...

RSVP for our Spring Workshop

RSVP for our Spring Workshop

We invite you to join us for our Spring Floodplains by Design workshop scheduled for: Wednesday, May 30th 2018  9:30am - 4:00pm The Mountaineers in Seattle 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 This workshop will focus on building and sharing our collective...

Watch: Fish-Farms-Floods

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...

Hiring: Floodplains for the Future Program Coordinator

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

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

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

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.  

WDOE Now Accepting Proposals!

WDOE Now Accepting Proposals!

We are excited to announce that proposals are now being accepted for the next round of Floodplains by Design grant program funding. We appreciate your patience in waiting for the approval of a state capital budget for the current biennium. And...

Next Floodplains by Design Workshop! (December 6th)

Next Floodplains by Design Workshop! (December 6th)

The next Floodplains by Design (FbD) workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 9:30-4:00 at The Mountaineers in Seattle. This workshop will bring together regional experts, local leaders, and practitioners to share experiences and knowledge in support...

Washington Legislature Fails to Pass 2017-2019 Capital Budget

Washington Legislature Fails to Pass 2017-2019 Capital Budget

The Washington State legislature adjourned at the end of July without adopting a capital budget for the 2017-19 biennium This means no funding for Floodplains by Design projects, and other critical programs. The true impact of this decision, and the extensive ripple...

Fewer Floods and More Salmon

Fewer Floods and More Salmon

The Puget Sound Institute features a new story about the benefits of taking an integrated Floodplains by Design approach. This story provides a nice summary behind the goals of integrating flood control and salmon recovery, and highlights recent projects in Pierce and...

Watch: Managing Water Resources in Dungeness Watershed

Watch: Managing Water Resources in Dungeness Watershed

A new film highlights how partners have come together to plan for managing water resources as the North Olympic snowpack is diminishing. This film highlights the needs and benefits of the Dungeness River Off-Channel Reservoir Project. Climate change has diminished...

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