A Collaborative Community Project
The Story of Water is a collaborative project of the Clallam County League of Women Voters and local community partners, including the cities of Sequim and Port Angeles, Clallam County, The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Dungeness River Audubon Center, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, North Olympic Land Trust, Clallam Conservation District, PUD#1, and local hydrologists. The program is designed to educate our local community about the water challenges facing Clallam County in maintaining a healthy and sustainable water supply for personal, agricultural and business consumption. Our project begins with the Dungeness Watershed and will move west in focus in the next several years.
Part 1: The Story of Water: An Introduction
For Presentation at Community Organizations
A presentation that highlights the beauty and the dynamics of the Dungeness Watershed and the challenges for our community.
Part 2: The Story of Water: In-Depth
October 2019–June 2020
A lecture series with experts that explores the many aspects of this critical resource and the future of the Dungeness Watershed.
The Story of Water: In-Depth
A Lecture Series
October 2019–June 2020
6:30 PM Sequim City Hall Council Chambers
- October 23, 2019 How our Water System Works: The Hydrology of the Dungeness Watershed Ann Soule, City of Sequim and Carol Creasey, Clallam County
- November 13, 2019 Olympic Mountain Glaciers and Snowpack: Changes and Future Challenges Bill Baccus, Olympic National Park
- December 11, 2019 Tribal Water Rights and History: “From Time Immemorial” Hansi Hals, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Natural Resources
2020 Dates, Times and Locations To Be Announced:
- January 2020 Water Law in Washington: Who Owns the Water and What Are Our Rights? WA Department of Ecology and Shearwater Law PLLC, Port Angeles
- February 2020 Irrigators and Protectors: Rights and Conservation Actions Exercised by Our Farmers Clallam Conservation District
- March 2020 Storm Water and Water Quality: What Steps Are Being Taken to Guarantee Safe, Usable Qater? City of Sequim and Clallam County Environmental Health
- April 2020 Safeguarding Our Natural Resources: What Is Endangering the Future of Salmon? Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
- May 2020 Conserving and Storing Water: What Are Our Choices? Local Water Managers
- June 2020 Our Water Future in Clallam County Panel of Experts and Stakeholders