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Why Floodplains Matter-Okanogan Highlands

November 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, 411 S Western Ave

When: Friday, November 1, at 6:30 pm. (Dinner benefiting the Community Cultural Center at 5:15 pm, followed by the presentation with tea, coffee and desserts.)

Cost: Presentation is free; dinner is $9 for adults; $5 for children 5 and under; desserts by donation (benefit for the CCC).

Menu: Baked boneless/skinless chicken thighs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, garlic bread

Why Floodplains Matter ~ and what we are doing locally to restore them, with John Crandall.

Event Description: For decades, floodplains and wetlands were viewed as “wasted” space and they have been diked, filled, drained, mined, and otherwise altered to make room for increased human activity. These activities disconnect floodplains from adjacent streams, degrading habitat and leaving wildlife, fish, and water to deteriorate. Why do these floodplains matter — what services do they provide, not only for fish and wildlife, but for humans too? What can we do to bring them back into a healthy condition? John Crandall returns to the Highland Wonders series to help answer these questions and to share about a variety of projects happening in Okanogan County that are aimed at restoring floodplain processes and making our aquatic ecosystems healthier — from the quality and quantity of our water to the abundance of our fish and wildlife. Don’t miss this presentation tailored to the floodplains of our home county!

More info: www.okanoganhighlands.org/education/hw

Questions: jen@okanoganhighlands.org or 509-429-4399

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Date:
November 1, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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