Vashon-Maury Island Groundwater Protection Committee
The Vashon Maury Island Groundwater Protection Committee (VMI GWPC) serves the Vashon-Maury Island community (see a map of the VMI GWMA ). The Committee began its work in late 2001 and has continued to meet since that time. In 2004, 2008, and 2012, the Committee recommended that the County Council extend the term of the Committee beyond the following year December sunset date. The Council approved these extensions (ordinance 15082, 16724, and 17750).
The Vashon-Maury Island Groundwater Protection Committee is working to protect groundwater in part by implementing the Groundwater Management Plan and Watershed Plan as summarized in the Watershed Plan Implementation Matrix.
The Committee has four regularly scheduled meetings in 2022:
- Wednesday - January 26, 2022
- Wednesday - April 20, 2022 – extra planning meeting
- Wednesday - April 27, 2022
- Wednesday - July 27, 2022
- Wednesday - October 26, 2022
Read Vashon Well Expert Bob Siebold’s answers to common well questions from the 2021 Safe Wells Vashon Workshop .
Due to Covid -19, meetings will be held via telecommunication. Please contact Greg Rabourn for details on how to participate.
Interested in volunteering for the committee?
The committee currently is recruiting for four positions.
Position 2 represents Water Purveyors
Position 4 represents Livestock Owners
Position 7 represent Vashon Maury Island Residents
Position 8 represents Commercial Agriculture
Volunteers serve 3 year terms.
Please contact Greg Rabourn for details.
The 2022 membership is:
- Mike O'Connor, Chair (2022)
- Morgan Brown, Vice-chair (2022)
- Michael Brown
- Mary Bruno
- Stephen Buffington
- John Martinak
- Allen de Steiguer
Several individuals are pending nominations to the committee and King County Council approval.
Last meeting notes are available upon request.
Please contact Greg Rabourn, program manager, Groundwater Protection Program.
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This page is produced by the King County Groundwater Protection Program. To learn more about this group and its responsibilities, please read about the Groundwater Protection Program.