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Cedar River Council

Cedar River Council

Cedar River CouncilCedar River Council (CRC) is a public forum connecting people and the river to their government.

The Cedar River Council is an independent, public-private body that promotes the health of the Cedar River Basin, focusing on lower basin issues. King County contributes staff support to the Council.

The Cedar River Council (CRC) began meeting as a group in 1995, with the intent of coordinating implementation of Cedar River Basin Plan recommendations, which were largely focused on the lower Cedar River Basin below City of Seattle’s diversion dam at Landsburg. The CRC was specifically cited by King County Council Motion 9410 (1994), which created the Cedar River Legacy Project by Ordinance 12809 (1997) which adopted the basin plan.

The primary focus of the CRC was on implementation of the basin plan and Cedar River Legacy acquisition priorities. The CRC’s work program and focus has evolved over the years but has always included a strong component of supporting the primary goals of the basin plan, which were related to flood hazard reduction, habitat protection and restoration, and water quality protection.

Council membership includes residents and representatives from environmental groups, businesses, and local, state, federal and tribal governments.

All interested in the economic and ecological health of the Cedar River basin are encouraged to participate!

Meetings and Documents

On June 29, 2021, the Cedar River Council submitted a letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee requesting his support and action regarding the health and future of the Cedar River sockeye salmon population. Read the letter here.

Missed the latest meeting? Recordings of recent Cedar River Council meetings may be available upon request. Please contact Nathan Brown for details.

Past Meetings

  • April 23, 2024, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton
  • February 27, 2024, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton

To view any previous meeting information from 2023 and earlier, click on the "Archived Meeting Documents" section listed below. Once there, you will need to click on the public Microsoft Sharepoint link to view all of them, which are sorted by year and their respective meeting dates. For example, are you looking for a specific presentation from March 2022? Click on the "2022 Meeting Documents" folder and then that March meeting subfolder to find the slides from that presentation.

Contact Us

Nathan Brown III
Cedar River Council Coordinator 
Water and Land Resources Division
Department of Natural Resources and Parks
201 South Jackson Street, Suite 5600
Seattle, Washington 98104-3855
Office: 206-477-4654

About the CRC

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. All meeting information is subject to change.

  • June 25, 2024**
  • July 23, 2024
  • No Meeting in August
  • September 24, 2024
  • October 22, 2024
  • November 26, 2024
  • No Meeting in December

  • **Tentative In-person meeting

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