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INSPIRING OTHERS

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.

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Leadership Update

Leadership Update

Leadership Update By Bob Carey Dear Floodplains by Design Partners, We want to celebrate with you the ...
A Tale of Three Meetings

A Tale of Three Meetings

Photo: Keith LazelleThis spring, the Floodplains by Design Culture & Capacity group hosted five Virtual Coffee ...
Leque Island

Leque Island

Photo: Courtney Baxter/TNCLeque Island was once entirely salt marsh.But if you were to visit the island today, ...
Agriculture Resilience

Agriculture Resilience

Photo: Paul Joseph Brown/LighthawkOn a damp December evening, we watched the sunset and the mist rise from the ...
Stillaguamish

Stillaguamish

As a local farmer and small business owner, Tristan Klesick's livelihood is tied to the rich "resource lands" of ...
Yakima

Yakima

For Yakima - a city in the middle of a semi-arid desert - the Yakima River truly is a lifeline. The river ...
Puyallup

Puyallup

A hundred years ago, city planners and engineers tried to improve a place – making the lands more orderly and ...
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 ...
Farms as Whole Ecosystems

Farms as Whole Ecosystems

By Courtney Baxter, Conservation Coordinator I grew up in dirty boots, my Ariats always coated in a thick layer ...
10 Months and 2 Days on the Dungeness River

10 Months and 2 Days on the Dungeness River

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.
Floodplains by Design Workshop Report

Floodplains by Design Workshop Report

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.
Restoring Rainbow Bend: Good for People and Fish

Restoring Rainbow Bend: Good for People and Fish

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.