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King County hosts two meetings June 19 on placing large wood in rivers

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Residents are invited to learn more about projects planned by King County that involve placing large wood in rivers or streams at either of two meetings, set for June 19.

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Residents are invited to learn more about projects planned by King County that involve placing large wood in rivers or streams at either of two meetings set for June 19.

Meetings covering the same subject matter are scheduled for the 1-3:30 p.m. at the Issaquah Hatchery, 125 Sunset Way, Issaquah; and again from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island.

King County uses large wood in levee repair and flood risk-reduction projects funded by the King County Flood Control District. Large wood is used to redirect river currents, prevent erosion and also to improve habitat for fish and wildlife.

Presentations during the June 19 meetings will include descriptions of the various projects that are being planned that involve placing or recruiting large wood in rivers. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend the meetings to learn about these projects, ask questions or make comments.

More information is available by contacting Laird O’Rollins of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Water and Land Resources Division, 206-296-8014, or on the website.

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The King County Flood Control District is a special purpose government created to provide funding and policy oversight for flood protection projects and programs in King County.  The Flood Control District’s Board is composed of the members of the King County Council. The Water and Land Resources Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks develops and implements the approved flood protection projects and programs. Information is available at http://www.kingcountyfloodcontrol.org/.