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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.

The next meeting is set to take place via Zoom on October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. More details to follow. We hope you can join us!

    2021 Meetings  

    Past Meetings

    To view meeting documents from 2019 and earlier, please visit the Archived Meeting Documents page.

    Contact Us

    Nathan Brown III
    Cedar River Council Coordinator 
    Water and Land Resources Division
    Department of Natural Resources and Parks
    201 South Jackson Street, #600
    Seattle, Washington 98104-3855
    Office: 206-477-4654

    About the CRC

    Upcoming Meeting Schedule

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

    • October 26, 2021
    • November 16, 2021
    • No Meeting in December

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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.