Water Resource inventory area (WRIA) 14
What is a Water Resource Inventory Area?
With the inclusion of several salmon species to the endangered species list in the late 1990s, the Washington state legislature established Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIAs) throughout our state to ensure local expertise and interests are considered when granting funds to protect and restore salmon habitat. This process recognizes that the local perspective coupled with review at the state level bolsters a coordinated approach that promotes the funding and implementation of the best projects, from a scientific, technical and community needs perspective.
What is WRIA 14?
The Kennedy-Goldborough Basin (WRIA 14) covers about 381 square miles of southwest Puget Sound. The area is drained by 139 independent streams; no major river system is present in this watershed. Streams are generally lowland types with headwaters originating from springs, surface water drainage, wetlands, beaver ponds, or small lakes.
The WRIA 14 Committee meets at the Mason County Public Works Building- Meeting Room A on the third Thursday of the month at 10am. On an annual basis, the committee makes recommendations to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board on habitat projects in WRIA 14 that would help achieve salmon recovery in the area.
For more information, contact:
Watershed & Lead Entity Coordinator
Mason Conservation District
UPCOMING MEETING INFORMATION
Next meeting: April 20, 2017 (10am-12pm)
Mason County Public Works Building, Meeting Room A
PAST MEETING INFORMATION