August Green Drinks with Sustainable Seattle – 8/13

August Green Drinks with Sustainable Seattle – 8/13

Conservation Northwest / Aug 02, 2019 / Central Cascades, Events

Join us and Sustainable Seattle for Green Drinks on August 13th at Tin Dog Brewing in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood!

Interested in meeting some new faces and making new connections in Seattle’s environmental community?

Check out this month’s Green Drinks event we’re co-presenting with Sustainable Seattle at Tin Dog Brewing on Tuesday, August 13th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.!

Green Drinks is a networking and community building event held at a different location in Seattle on the second Tuesday of every month. For this upcoming Green Drinks, we’ll talk about our Central Cascades Watersheds Restoration program, which works to restore forests and watersheds from the Alpine Lakes Wilderness to Mount Rainier National Park.

Restoring Central Cascades watersheds

Between the Alpine Lakes Wilderness to the north and Mount Rainier National Park to the south, this program focuses primarily on the lands of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee national forests, including the headwaters of nine watersheds: South Fork Snoqualmie River, Cedar River, Upper Green River, Upper White River, Kachess River-Yakima River, Cle Elum River, Teanaway River, Taneum Creek-Yakima River, and Little Naches River.

A creek in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, at the north end of our Central Cascades project area. Photo: Chase Gunnell

This important piece of our Northwest natural heritage contains habitat for wildlife to live and move through, but it’s also near to growing communities. Through our Central Cascades Watersheds Restoration program, we’re restoring quality habitat for wildlife and for people to sustainably enjoy.

By working with the U.S. Forest Service and other stakeholders to promote ecological restoration, working on the ground to restore sensitive habitat, and getting groups of dedicated volunteers out to improve the landscape, we’re increasing the resilience of the Central Cascades, including four of the most degraded watersheds in Washington.

One of these watersheds belongs to the Green-Duwamish River, which provides critical habitat for chinook salmon and drinking water to the downstream community of South Seattle. While our primary focus is on the uplands in this watershed and the eight others in the Central Cascades, we will work with partners to complete relevant restoration work across these watersheds.

we’re ACTIVELY working to make our conservation community more INCLUSIVE. All identities are welcome and encouraged to join us at this event. We love seeing new faces!
White River in the Greenwater area of the Mount-Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. Photo: Ralph Maughan