The City of Kenmore is committed to improving access to waterfront for residents and visitors, and is further committed to managing our waters to enhance enjoyment of this natural resource. The City has received a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology for partial funding of the development of an Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan (IAVMP) that addresses invasive freshwater plants which are negatively impacting the northern area of Lake Washington and the 1.5 miles of the Sammamish River within Kenmore city limits.
The City has hired Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc. to survey and map aquatic plants in Lake Washington and Sammamish River waters located within Kenmore City limits. The City has also formed a steering committee to discuss the findings of the survey and mapping and to assist in the development of a Management Plan to address aquatic invasive species. The steering committee, comprised of business representatives and residents engaged in various water activities, met on October 28, 2016 and December 16, 2016 to:
Identify interested groups and compile a list of contacts for a public meeting to be held in January 2017,
Identify beneficial use areas and management strategies (draft) and discuss the level of management intensity indicated by the data and community needs. Additionally, here you will find photo descriptions of the noxious weeds identified within Kenmore City limits.
Provide input on the IAVMP as it is being drafted.
A public meeting was held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Kenmore Council Chambers to gain feedback on the problem statement, beneficial use area maps, management strategies, and level of management intensity recommended by the steering committee. Attendees asked thoughtful questions and provided input that will be considered for incorporation into the draft IAVMP. The PowerPoint presentation from this public meeting can be found here.
UPDATE: Draft Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan (IAVMP) has been submitted to the Department of Ecology and can be found here.
If you have questions or comments related to this Department of Ecology Grant, please contact Janet Quinn, Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 425-398-8900.
Last updated: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:30am
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PO Box 82607
Kenmore, WA 98028