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Seventh-annual ‘I Love the Cedar River’ community meeting set for Oct. 19


King County, the King County Flood Control District and the Cedar River Council are co-hosting the seventh-annual public meeting about the Cedar River from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple Valley.


The seventh-annual “I Love the Cedar River” community meeting and open house will be held on Oct. 19 in Maple Valley, where residents can learn about flood-risk reduction projects, habitat restoration projects, recreation and related activities on the Cedar River.

The meeting is set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Wilderness Lodge, located at 22500 SE 248th St. in Maple Valley. The meeting will include project updates, a question-and-answer session and an open house, providing residents an opportunity to talk with a variety of people who help to manage the Cedar River. Specifically, King County and City of Renton staff will provide updates on the following items:

• Large wood on the Cedar River;
• The Taylor Creek Restoration Project;
• Chinook salmon returns in the Cedar River;
• Renton levee certification; and
• Ongoing efforts to address noxious weeds along the Cedar.

The meeting will also include remarks by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who chairs the King County Flood Control District, and John Taylor, assistant director of the County’s Water and Land Resources Division.

The meeting begins with an open house from 6 to 6:30 p.m., where attendees can talk with representatives from King County, the City of Renton, the Cedar River Council and Forterra. The open house will be followed by presentations and a question-and-answer period. A second open house will run from 8 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, to request special accommodations or to request interpreter services, please call 206-477-4812. Additional information about the event, including a link for driving directions to Lake Wilderness Lodge, can be found at

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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