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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. 

**CRC Meeting Announcement**

Date and TimeMarch 28, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom (Link:

Meeting ID: 833 6878 8021
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1. Welcome
2. General Cedar River Announcements
    (Open reports from meeting attendees. 3 minutes each)

3. Topic: Green River Chinook PIT Tag Study: The heavily altered lower Green has been the focus of major restoration efforts to restore Chinook rearing habitat in recent years. Despite this, it hasn’t been clear if Chinook will use these projects for rearing or if they will simply pass through on their way to Puget Sound. A new study conducted in 2021 used cutting edge PIT tagging and tracking technology to answer these questions- and the results are not what we expected.
(Speaker: Chris Gregersen, King County DNRP)

4. CRC Updates (Report as needed)

  • Asphalt Plant
  • WRIA 8 (Chinook Salmon Recovery) 
  • Fish & habitat conservation and restoration
    • Sockeye Recovery Advocacy and Actions   
  • Cedar River Watershed Report
  • King County Flood Hazard Management Plan
  • Maple Valley Area Council
  • Climate Change  
  • Cedar River Water Quality

5. Public Comments
   (3 Minutes per speaker)

6. Close Meeting

Next Meeting: April 25, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

2023 Meetings

Past Meetings

To view any previous meeting information from 2022 and earlier, click on the "Archived Meeting Documents" section in the upper lefthand corner. Once there, click on the subpage pertaining to the year you wish to view specific documents. For example, are you looking for a specific presentation from March 2022? Click on the "2022 Meeting Documents" page 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.

  • March 28, 2023
  • April 25, 2023 
  • May 23, 2023 *
  • June 27, 2023 **
  • July 25, 2023 **
  • No Meeting in August
  • September 26, 2023 **
  • October 24, 2023 **
  • November 28, 2023 *
  • No Meeting in December

* Symposium Meeting TBA
** Outdoor Field Event TBD

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For questions or comments regarding the Cedar River Council, please contact Nathan Brown, Project Program Manager, King County Ecological Restoration and Engineering Services Unit.