Meetings set for Stormwater Improvements for Miller-Walker Basin


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Four public meetings about proposed Stormwater Improvement Projects for the Miller-Walker Creek Basin are set for July 22, Aug. 6, Oct. 27 and Nov. 4.

Here’s more info:

Earlier this year, the Miller-Walker Basin Partners – Burien, Normandy Park, SeaTac, the Port of Seattle and King County – began a stormwater retrofit analysis to identify, evaluate and select stormwater projects to help clean up our local waterways and reduce flooding and erosion. The analysis is funded by a Washington State Department of Ecology grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The future stormwater retrofit projects, located on public property, will manage the flow of stormwater and help clean polluted runoff. A variety of stormwater management strategies are being considered, including green stormwater infrastructure, such as permeable pavement and rain gardens, which absorb and filter rainwater with plants and soil. More traditional methods, like underground vaults, could also be used to collect stormwater and release it more slowly.

Please join us at an upcoming public meeting this summer to learn more and share your thoughts on the project sites identified for further evaluation. The Basin Partners are currently incorporating community feedback from our first meeting series in May and evaluating the feasibility of identified stormwater project sites. The sites will also be reviewed with other planned bike and pedestrian improvement projects to find areas of overlap and potential coordination. Our final meeting series will be held this fall – please join us then to see early design ideas for the top three projects. The top projects will be eligible to apply for additional grant funding for final design and construction after 2014.

For more information, attend one of these meetings, or contact the Miller-Walker Basin Steward, Elissa Ostergaard, at (206) 477-4792 or elissa.ostergaard@kingcounty.gov.

Summer 2014:

  • Tuesday, July 22
    Normandy Park
    City Council Workshop
    7:00 p.m.
    Normandy Park City Hall
    801 SW 174th Street
    Normandy Park, WA
  • Wednesday, August 6
    Burien
    Public Meeting
    6:30 p.m.
    Burien Community Center
    14700 6th Avenue SW
    Burien, WA

Fall 2014:

  • Monday, October 27 Normandy Park Public Meeting 6:30 p.m. Normandy Park Rec. Center 801 SW 174th Street Normandy Park, WA

  • Tuesday, November 4 Burien Public Meeting 6:30 p.m. Burien Community Center 14700 6th Avenue SW Burien, WA

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