Floodplains by Design is changing the way we think about floodplains, enabling communities and the environment to thrive together in new and unexpected ways. Re-thinking floodplains may mean something different for each watershed. But in every project we put collaboration first, bringing former adversaries to the table to create meaningful change together. Read our stories to learn more.
A February 2015 flood damaged an old railroad trestle over the Dungeness River. In the 10 months and 2 days since, that bridge has been upgraded, a project that simultaneously benefits people, salmon and rivers. Read the full article for more.
Last week state legislators awarded $35.5 million dollars to the Floodplains by Design grant program, paving the way for seven multiple benefit projects across the state. For more details, read the full release
The Floodplains by Design Partnership hosted a workshop on February 26 to provide stakeholders across Puget Sound and Washington State with an update on the Floodplains by Design program. Read the full report.
The Rainbow Bend Floodplain Restoration project along the Cedar River is a good example of the multiple benefits that can be achieved through floodplain restoration. To learn more, watch the full video.