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, Public Utility District #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 featuring the 20-minute film, From Source to Sea: Dungeness Watershed 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, A Lecture Series
October 2019 – June 2020 | All lectures held at 6:30 PM in the Sequim City Hall Council Chambers
This in-depth lecture series presented by experts explores the many aspects of this critical resource and the future of the Dungeness Watershed.
- October 23, 2019 How our Water System Works: The Hydrology of the Dungeness Watershed Ann Soule, City of Sequim. View the lecture here.
- November 13, 2019 Olympic Mountain Glaciers and Snowpack: Changes and Future Challenges Bill Baccus, Olympic National Park. View the lecture here.
- December 11, 2019 Tribal Water Rights and History: “From Time Immemorial” Hansi Hals, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Natural Resources View the lecture here.
- Rescheduled to TUESDAY, January 28, 2020 Water Law in Washington: Who Owns the Water and What Are Our Rights? Mike Gallagher, WA Department of Ecology and Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin Shearwater Law PLLC, Port Angeles View the lecture here.
- February 19, 2020 Irrigators and Protectors: Rights and Conservation Actions Exercised by Our Farmers Joe Holtrop, Clallam Conservation District View the lecture here.
- Due to concerns over the coronavirus, the League of Women Voters of Clallam County has postponed the Water Lecture, Storm Water and Water Quality: What Steps Are Being Taken to Protect Our Water? Heather Watts, Clallam County Environmental Health and Ann Soule, City of Sequim from March 18th to the last week of April. Please check back for date, time and venue.
- April 15, 2020 Safeguarding Our Natural Resources: What Is Endangering the Future of Salmon? Randy Johnson, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Representative from WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
- May 20, 2020 Conserving and Storing Water: What Are Our Choices? Local Water Managers
- June 17, 2020 Our Water Future in Clallam County Panel of Experts and Stakeholders