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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** 

The next CRC meeting will be an afternoon in-person site visit on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at the Rainbow Bend Natural Area to discuss the Rutledge Johnson Project and to view the future site of the Rainbow Bend Mitigation Project (see the presentation from the April 26, 2022, meeting below). This event will be for CRC members only by RSVP. 

Event Agenda:

  • Rutledge Johnson Project Overview & Discussion: Deborah Pessoa, Engineer, King County Water and Land Resources Division.
  • Rainbow Bend Project Tour: Craig Garric, Engineer, King County Water and Land Resources Division

Carpool & Parking Location:  Ron Regis Park (1501 Orcas Avenue SE, Renton, WA 98059)

Driving and Parking InstructionsMeet at Ron Regis Park at 2:00 p.m. We will vanpool and carpool from Ron Regis Park, leaving sharply at 2:30 p.m.  

Attire: Be prepared for rain, wet, and muddy conditions. Bring an umbrella, rain gear, and rugged footwear for muddy conditions. Lastly, please consider bringing facemasks for when we carpool to the project site. 

2022 Meetings  

Past Meetings

To view meeting documents from 2020 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, 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 28, 2022 June 29, 2022 *
  • July 26, 2022 **
  • No Meeting in August
  • September 27, 2022
  • October 25, 2022 **
  • November 15, 2022
  • No Meeting in December

* Afternoon field event 
** Outdoor field event TBD

Related Information

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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.