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An innovative approach to watershed planning

GreenLink Port Angeles

GreenLink supports the city of Port Angeles's goals to improve water quality, habitat, and community assets through a holistic view of watershed planning that promotes inclusion, coordination, and a broad definition of watershed.

The GreenLink approach was piloted in Bellingham in 2017 and successfully used its unique mapping process to recommend green infrastructure projects. In Port Angeles, we have received enough funding to expand the scope of GreenLink to include development and implementation of recommendations. Phase 1 (July 2018 - April 2020) of the project will develop an integrated network of implementable green infrastructure project recommendations to improve water quality, habitat, and community assets. Phase 2 (May 2020 - June 2021) of the project will support the development and implementation of projects and programs identified in Phase 1. 

Beyond a unique mapping strategy to identify priority projects, GreenLink emphasizes deep community engagement. An advisory committee made up of local stakeholders and technical advisers provide guidance throughout the process. We also engage with residents to collect community knowledge about local uses of the watershed and preferences for potential projects.  

Memo to Port Angeles City Council

This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement 01J18101 to Futurewise. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. 

Additional support for this project has been provided by the Washington Department of Ecology.