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East Fork Lewis River Partnership

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 Announcements 

 

  • How to review - The intent of the East Fork Lewis River Water Cleanup Plan is to outline priority locations and implementation actions to improve water quality in the watershed. While reviewing the document, please focus on components of the Water Cleanup Plan that are most relevant to your organization, area of work, or where you live in the watershed. Where possible, please reference page numbers or specific sections of the Plan when making comments.
  • How to submit Public Comment - Public Comment should be submitted online using Ecology’s eComments system. Comments may be typed into the comment box or uploaded to the webpage. You may upload up to five, 30MB files in pdf, jpg, jpeg, png, txt, gif, doc, or docx formats.
  • ADA accessibility - The Department of Ecology is committed to providing people with disabilities access to information and services by meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Washington State Policy #188. To request an ADA accommodation, contact Ecology by phone at 360-407-6831 or email at ecyadacoordinator@ecy.wa.gov. For Washington Relay Service or TTY call 711 or 877-833-6341. Visit Ecology's website for more information. 
  • Background - The East Fork Lewis River and its tributaries are on Washington State's polluted waters list for warm water temperatures and bacteria problems, which drives the need to develop a Water Cleanup Plan (Alternative Restoration Plan). In 2018, the East Fork Lewis River Watershed Bacteria and Temperature Source Assessment was published to identify priority locations and actions for water quality improvement. The East Fork Lewis River Partnership was formed to work collaboratively with local, state, federal, and tribal governments, non-profits, watershed groups, and private landowners to develop and implement a Water Cleanup Plan. Since the Partnership was launched, over 50 different partners from 30 different organizations have engaged in East Fork Lewis River Partnership activities. Priorities for long-term implementation include addressing impacts from septic systems, stormwater, and agriculture, and enhancing riparian forest restoration efforts in the watershed. Two years later, the Draft East Fork Lewis River Water Cleanup Plan is now available for public review and comment. More information is available on Ecology’s website and Partnership webpage.

 

 

What is the East Fork Lewis River Partnership?

The East Fork Lewis River and its tributaries are on Washington State's polluted waters list for warm water temperatures and bacteria problems, which drives the need to develop a Water Cleanup Plan (Alternative Restoration Plan). In 2018, the East Fork Lewis River Watershed Bacteria and Temperature Source Assessment was published to identify priority locations and actions for water quality improvement. The East Fork Lewis River Partnership was formed to work collaboratively with local, state, federal, and tribal governments, non-profits, watershed groups, and private landowners to develop and implement a Water Cleanup Plan. Since the Partnership was launched, over 50 different partners from 30 different organizations have engaged in East Fork Lewis River Partnership activities. Priorities for long-term implementation include addressing impacts from septic systems, stormwater, and agriculture, and enhancing riparian forest restoration efforts in the watershed. Two years later, the DRAFT East Fork Lewis River Water Cleanup Plan is now available for public review and comment. If water quality standards are not achieved through implementation of this Water Cleanup Plan, a traditional total maximum daily load (TMDL) study will be required in the East Fork Lewis River.

 

FY 2022 Call for Projects - Water Quality Combined Funding

The Department of Ecology’s Southwest Regional Office recently announced the “Notice of Intent" process for the Fiscal Year 2022 Water Quality Combined Funding Program. The East Fork Lewis River watershed ( lower and middle watershed between river miles 0 to 20) is a priority area for water quality improvement. Priorities include projects that help reduce bacteria sources and lower stream temperatures.  To encourage communication earlier in the funding application process and provide more time for project proposal development, Ecology is asking interested applicants to complete a short “Notice of Intent” form by June 15, 2020. Ecology will still host statewide application workshops in August and the final applications are due October 13, 2020.

 

East Fork Lewis River in the News! 

 

How can you can make a difference in the East Fork Lewis River?

  • Complete survey for water quality projects!

    Clark Conservation District and Watershed Alliance are looking for willing landowners that want to implement voluntary water cleanup projects on their property. Priority projects include tree plantings on streamside properties, and agricultural projects to improve livestock areas. Please complete this survey to find out if your property is eligible for assistance. clarkcd.org/eastfork  

 

Quick Information

East Fork Lewis River Publications

Past Events & Meeting Materials

January 29, 2020 - Full East Fork Lewis River Partnership Meeting

 

June 3, 2019 - East Fork Lewis River Water Quality Public Town Hall 

 

 May 15, 2019 - Grant Project Development Workshop

 

February 26, 2019 - Full East Fork Lewis River Partnership Meeting

Department of Ecology Core Team 

 

Documents

 File NameFile SizeDescriptionCategoryDate Added
Presentation_Draft_EastForkWaterCleanupPlan_August2020.pdf 20.4 MB Presentation - August 2020
Presentation - August 2020
Presentation 09/01/20 04:51 PM
OutcomeSummary_TEMPLATE.docx 680.9 KB
None 09/01/20 11:04 AM
RCOR Template.docx 33.7 KB
None 09/01/20 11:02 AM
EventSummaryTemplate.docx 23.5 KB
None 09/01/20 10:46 AM
PermitList.DOCX 27.3 KB
None 09/01/20 10:45 AM
ProjectDevelopmentResources.pdf 2.2 MB
None 08/27/20 12:23 PM
DRAFT_EastForkLewisRiverWaterCleanupPlan_WAStateDeptEcology_August2020.pdf 2.4 MB DRAFT East Fork Lewis River Water Cleanup Plan
DRAFT East Fork Lewis River Water Cleanup Plan
DRAFT Report 08/26/20 09:25 AM
SFY22-ApplicantPrepTool.docx 72 KB
FY2022CWQP 08/21/20 12:18 PM
Agenda_EastForkLewisRiverWaterCleanupPlan_Webinar_August_2020.pdf 417.6 KB Agenda - August 2020
Agenda - August 2020
Agenda 08/18/20 01:10 PM
2022_CallforProjectsSWRO.pdf 1.1 MB Call for Projects
Call for Projects
FY2022CWQP 05/07/20 10:28 AM
2022_NoticeofIntentSWRO.docx 57.4 KB Notice of Intent
Notice of Intent
FY2022CWQP 05/04/20 01:11 PM
Example_Puyallup_ConstructionQualityAssurancePlan.pdf 2.2 MB Exampe Construction QAP - City of Puyallup
Exampe Construction QAP - City of Puyallup
FY2022CWQP 04/28/20 02:07 PM
PermitDocumentationForm.docx 35 KB Permit Documentation Form
Permit Documentation Form
FY2022CWQP 04/28/20 02:02 PM
Example_LCEP_SignedBMPApprovalForm.pdf 1.1 MB Example BMP Approval Form - LCEP at Meadowbrook No...
Example BMP Approval Form - LCEP at Meadowbrook North
FY2022CWQP 04/28/20 01:59 PM
ExampleSchedule_PierceCounty_DiruCreek_00006.xlsx 18.4 KB Example Schedule - Pierce County at Diru Creek
Example Schedule - Pierce County at Diru Creek
FY2022CWQP 04/28/20 01:53 PM
Example_PierceCD_SignedBMPApprovalForm.pdf 232.2 KB Example BMP Approval Form - Pierce CD at South Pra...
Example BMP Approval Form - Pierce CD at South Prairie Creek
FY2022CWQP 04/28/20 10:56 AM
Example_PierceCD_SouthPrairie_IDP.pdf 2.2 MB Example IDP - Pierce CD at South Prairie Creek
Example IDP - Pierce CD at South Prairie Creek
FY2022CWQP 04/28/20 10:46 AM
Example_PierceCD_SouthPrairie_VegetationManagementPlan.pdf 799.1 KB Example Vegetation Maintenance Plan - Pierce CD at...
Example Vegetation Maintenance Plan - Pierce CD at South Prairie Creek
FY2022CWQP 04/21/20 11:35 AM
Example_PierceCD_SouthPrairie_RiparianPlantingPlan.pdf 743.9 KB Example Riparian Planting Plan - Pierce CD at Sout...
Example Riparian Planting Plan - Pierce CD at South Prairie Creek
FY2022CWQP 04/21/20 11:34 AM
Example_LCEP_Meadowbrook_VegetationMaintenance.pdf 182.4 KB Example Vegetation Maintenance Plan - LCEP at Mead...
Example Vegetation Maintenance Plan - LCEP at Meadowbrook North
FY2022CWQP 04/21/20 11:30 AM
Example_LCEP_Meadowbrook_RiparianPlantingPlan.pdf 1.7 MB Example Riparian Planting Plan - LCEP Meadowbrook ...
Example Riparian Planting Plan - LCEP Meadowbrook North
FY2022CWQP 04/21/20 11:30 AM
FY2020_termsandconditions.pdf 12.7 MB FY2020 Terms and Conditions
FY2020 Terms and Conditions
FY2022CWQP 04/21/20 09:56 AM
fundedapplication_Waters_00002.pdf 359.5 KB Improving Shade and Temperature Deficits – Middle ...
Improving Shade and Temperature Deficits – Middle East Fork Lewis River
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 03:21 PM
fundedapplication_UnderwoodCD_00163.pdf 6.4 MB White Salmon River Watershed Water Quality Impleme...
White Salmon River Watershed Water Quality Implementation
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 03:21 PM
fundedapplication_PierceCounty_00006.pdf 641.3 KB Diru Creek Bank Stabilization Project at 72nd
Diru Creek Bank Stabilization Project at 72nd
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 03:19 PM
fundedapplication_GraysHarborCD_00074.pdf 438.7 KB Restoration-based Water Quality Enhancement Strate...
Restoration-based Water Quality Enhancement Strategy for Satsop/Wynoochee
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 03:19 PM
fundedapplication_ClarkPUD_00160.pdf 631.2 KB McCormick Creek Restoration Project
McCormick Creek Restoration Project
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 03:18 PM
fundedapplication_ClarkCounty_00033.pdf 359.3 KB Schriber Riparian Reforestation Project
Schriber Riparian Reforestation Project
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 03:18 PM
fundedapplication_ClarkCounty_00032.pdf 379.9 KB Heritage Farm Wetland Restoration
Heritage Farm Wetland Restoration
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 03:17 PM
IDP tri-fold.pdf 2 MB IDP tri-fold brochure
IDP tri-fold brochure
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 02:05 PM
ProjectFundsCalculator.xlsx 22.6 KB Project Funds Calculator
Project Funds Calculator
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 01:52 PM
BudgetTemplate.xlsx 124.4 KB Budget Template
Budget Template
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 01:51 PM
BMPApprovalForm.docx 97.3 KB BMP Approval Form
BMP Approval Form
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 01:47 PM
ProjectDevelopmentResources_printerfriendly.pdf 519.8 KB Printer Friendly Version Project Development Resou...
Printer Friendly Version Project Development Resources
FY2022CWQP 04/20/20 01:28 PM
Map_BurntBridgeCreek_OverviewInset.pdf 1.3 MB BBC Map
BBC Map
Resource 04/13/20 02:29 PM
MeetingSummary_EastForkLewisRiverPartnership_January2020.pdf 404.7 KB Meeting Summary - January 2020
Meeting Summary - January 2020
Meeting Notes 02/04/20 10:33 AM
EFLR_EcologyUpdate_January2020.pdf 8.3 MB Ecology Update - January 2020
Ecology Update - January 2020
Presentation 01/30/20 11:13 AM
EFLR_KnotweedControlPartnership_CPU.pdf 3.9 MB Knotweed Control - Clark Public Utilities
Knotweed Control - Clark Public Utilities
Presentation 01/30/20 10:51 AM
EFLR_LegacyLands_ClarkCounty.pdf 3.8 MB Clark County Legacy Lands
Clark County Legacy Lands
Presentation 01/30/20 10:50 AM
EFLR_ManleyCreekRestoration_WatershedAlliance.pdf 2 MB Manley Creek Restoration - Watershed Alliance
Manley Creek Restoration - Watershed Alliance
Presentation 01/30/20 10:50 AM
EFLR_McCormickCreekRestoration_CPU.pdf 4.1 MB McCormick Creek Restoration
McCormick Creek Restoration
Presentation 01/30/20 10:49 AM
EFLR_PoopSmartPIC_ClarkCD.pdf 2.6 MB Clark Conservation District - Poop Smart Clark
Clark Conservation District - Poop Smart Clark
Presentation 01/30/20 10:49 AM
EFLR_ProjectsAssessments_LCEP.pdf 3.5 MB LCEP Projects and Assessments
LCEP Projects and Assessments
Presentation 01/30/20 10:48 AM
SmallAcreageProgramImpacts_WSU.pdf 1.2 MB WSU Small Acreage Program Impacts
WSU Small Acreage Program Impacts
Presentation 01/30/20 10:48 AM
EFLR_Schriber Reforestation_ClarkCounty.pdf 1.7 MB Schriber Reforestation - Clark County
Schriber Reforestation - Clark County
Presentation 01/30/20 10:47 AM
Agenda_EastForkLewisRiverPartnership_January2020.pdf 214.4 KB Agenda - January 2020
Agenda - January 2020
Agenda 01/21/20 10:47 AM
EFLR_Partnership_AnnualUpdate_December2019.pdf 609.3 KB EFLR - Annual Update - 2019
EFLR - Annual Update - 2019
Information 12/17/19 11:01 AM
WSUSmallAcreageProgram_Impacts_2012-2017.pdf 819.4 KB
Information 08/12/19 09:08 AM
WSU_SmallAcreage_LivingOnTheLand2019.pdf 383.4 KB WSU Small Acreage Living on the Land Series
WSU Small Acreage Living on the Land Series
Information 08/12/19 09:04 AM
EFLR_GrantProjectDevelopment_MeetingSummary_May2019.docx.pdf 469.1 KB Grant Project Development Workshop Summary
Grant Project Development Workshop Summary
Meeting Notes 07/10/19 02:12 PM
WSU_SmallAcreage_CompostingManure_Workshop2019.pdf 501.4 KB WSU Small Acreage Events 2019
WSU Small Acreage Events 2019
Information 07/03/19 12:59 PM
WSU_SmallAcreage_WellSeptic_Workshop_2019.pdf 338.2 KB WSU Extension Small Acreage Program 2019
WSU Extension Small Acreage Program 2019
Information 06/21/19 04:26 PM
WSU_SmallAcreage_PastureImprovementsWorkshop_2019.pdf 362.3 KB WSU Extension Small Acreage Program 2019
WSU Extension Small Acreage Program 2019
Information 06/21/19 04:24 PM
WSU_SmallAcreage_Events_2019.pdf 293.7 KB WSU Small Acreage Events 2019
WSU Small Acreage Events 2019
Information 06/21/19 04:15 PM
WSU_SmallAcreage_FarmTour_June2019.pdf 620.7 KB WSU Small Acreage Farm Tour 2019
WSU Small Acreage Farm Tour 2019
Information 06/21/19 04:15 PM
EFLR_PublicTownHall_MeetingSummary_June2019.pdf 705.6 KB Meeting Summary - June 2019
Meeting Summary - June 2019
Meeting Notes 06/11/19 02:49 PM
EFLR_PublicTownHall_Presentation_June2019.pdf 5.8 MB Public Town Hall Presentation
Public Town Hall Presentation
Presentation 06/11/19 01:49 PM
WSUClarkSmallAcreage_Events_2019.pdf 327.3 KB WSU Extension Small Acreage Program 2019
WSU Extension Small Acreage Program 2019
Information 06/11/19 01:22 PM
PressRelease_EastForkLewisRiver_PublicTownHall_June3rd2019.pdf 403.9 KB Press Release Public Town Hall
Press Release Public Town Hall
Information 05/21/19 12:06 PM
RiparianPlantingPlan.docx 46.5 KB Example Riparian Planting Plan
Example Riparian Planting Plan
FY2022CWQP 05/08/19 03:21 PM
LandownerAcknowledgementForm.pdf 185.6 KB Landowner Acknowledgement Form
Landowner Acknowledgement Form
FY2022CWQP 05/08/19 03:19 PM
Agenda_GrantWorkshop_June2019_EFLR.pdf 705.1 KB Grant Workshop Agenda June 2019
Grant Workshop Agenda June 2019
Agenda 05/08/19 03:16 PM
GrantProjectDevelopmentWorkshopPresentation_EFLR_June2019.pdf 16.3 MB Grant Project Development Workshop Presentation
Grant Project Development Workshop Presentation
Presentation 05/08/19 03:16 PM
EFLR_PublicTownhall_June2019.pdf 498.7 KB Public Town Hall Flyer
Public Town Hall Flyer
Resource 05/08/19 02:29 PM
EFLR_Grant Project Development Pre-Workshop Survey.docx 24.1 KB Grant Project Development Pre-Workshop Survey
Grant Project Development Pre-Workshop Survey
Survey 04/16/19 03:46 PM
MeetingSummary - February2019- EFLR Partnership.pdf 518 KB Meeting Summary - February 2019
Meeting Summary - February 2019
Meeting Notes 03/05/19 10:57 AM
Facillitated Discussion Notes - EFLR - Febuary2019.pdf 497.9 KB Facilitated Discussion Meeting Notes - February 20...
Facilitated Discussion Meeting Notes - February 2019
Meeting Notes 03/05/19 10:42 AM
EFLR_FundingHandout_February2019.pdf 558.9 KB Ecology Funding Handout - February 2019
Ecology Funding Handout - February 2019
Handouts 02/27/19 02:27 PM
EFLR_Ecology_Funding_February2019.pdf 3.2 MB Ecology Funding Presentation - February 2019
Ecology Funding Presentation - February 2019
Presentation 02/27/19 02:24 PM
EFLR_Ecology_PartnershipUpdatesOverview_2019.pdf 6.6 MB Ecology Partnership Updates and Overview
Ecology Partnership Updates and Overview
Presentation 02/27/19 01:01 PM
EFLR_LCFRB_February2019.pdf 8 MB LCFRB - Recovery Plan Review - February 2019
LCFRB - Recovery Plan Review - February 2019
Presentation 02/27/19 12:53 PM
EFLR_FishTrendsTemperatureManagement_WDFW_Feb2019.pdf 780.2 KB WDFW - Fish Managemwnt and Temperature - February ...
WDFW - Fish Managemwnt and Temperature - February 2019
Presentation 02/27/19 12:53 PM
EFLR_Ecology_NonpointSource_February2019.pdf 741.6 KB Ecology Nonpoint Source Presentation - February 20...
Ecology Nonpoint Source Presentation - February 2019
Presentation 02/27/19 12:52 PM
Agenda_EFLR_ParntershipMeeting_February2019.pdf 192.2 KB Agenda - February 2019
Agenda - February 2019
Agenda 02/12/19 04:29 PM
EastForkLewisRiverPartnership_2018Summary_2019NextSteps.pdf 718.2 KB East Fork Lewis River Partnership: 2018 End of Ye...
East Fork Lewis River Partnership: 2018 End of Year Summary - What's next in 2019?
Meeting Notes 12/14/18 12:52 PM
AGENDA_PrivateLandownerTechnicalAssistance_November2018_FINAL.pdf 359.6 KB Agenda - November 2018
Agenda - November 2018
Agenda 12/13/18 12:08 PM
PrivateLandownerTechncialAssistanceMeeting_Presentation_2018.pdf 3.9 MB Presentation - November 2018
Presentation - November 2018
Presentation 12/13/18 12:06 PM
MeetingSummary - October 16 2018- EFLR Partnership.pdf 495.8 KB Meeting Summary - October 2018
Meeting Summary - October 2018
Meeting Notes 11/06/18 05:03 PM
Work Session Discussion Notes - EFLR - October 2018.pdf 270.1 KB Facilitated Discussion Meeting Notes - October 201...
Facilitated Discussion Meeting Notes - October 2018
Meeting Notes 11/06/18 04:34 PM
EFLR_ClarkCountyPublicHealth_Presentation_October162018.pdf 1.5 MB Clark County Public Health Presentation
Clark County Public Health Presentation
Presentation 11/02/18 11:09 AM
EFLR_FOEF_October2018.pdf 2.5 MB Friends of the East Fork Presentation
Friends of the East Fork Presentation
Presentation 11/02/18 11:08 AM
EFLR_EcologyNonpointSource_October162018.pdf 572 KB Ecology Nonpoint Source Program
Ecology Nonpoint Source Program
Presentation 11/02/18 11:08 AM
EastForkLewisRiverPartnersship_BacteriaWorkgroup_October2018.pdf 6.6 MB Fecal Coliform Bacteria Presentation
Fecal Coliform Bacteria Presentation
Presentation 10/30/18 03:36 PM
EastForkLewisRiverPartnership_TemperatureWorkgroup_October2018.pdf 7.2 MB Temperature Presentation
Temperature Presentation
Presentation 10/30/18 03:35 PM
AGENDA_TemperatureWorkgroup_EastForkLewisRiverPartnership_October162018.pdf 424.7 KB October 2018 - Agenda
October 2018 - Agenda
Agenda 10/10/18 01:18 PM
AGENDA_BacteriaWorkgroup_ EastForkLewisRiverPartnership_ October162018.pdf 425.4 KB October 2018 - Agenda
October 2018 - Agenda
Agenda 10/10/18 01:17 PM
Facillitated Discussion Notes - EFLR - August 8 2018.pdf 440.9 KB Facilitated discussion notes - August 2018
Facilitated discussion notes - August 2018
Meeting Notes 08/21/18 02:39 PM
MeetingSummary - August 2018 - EFLR Partnership.pdf 535.1 KB Meeting Summary - August 2018 - Partnership Kickof...
Meeting Summary - August 2018 - Partnership Kickoff
Meeting Notes 08/21/18 10:08 AM
EastForkLewisRiverPartnership - Information.pdf 443.8 KB New partnership, TMDL Alternative, Water Cleanup P...
New partnership, TMDL Alternative, Water Cleanup Planning
Project Overview 08/21/18 09:05 AM
Agenda_EastForkLewisRiverPartnership_August2018.pdf 685.6 KB August 2018 - Agenda
August 2018 - Agenda
Agenda 08/20/18 11:53 AM
Ecology Water Quality Grants Presentation - EFLR Meeting - Aug2018.pdf 1.3 MB August 2018 - Partner Presentation
August 2018 - Partner Presentation
Presentation 08/20/18 11:49 AM
Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership - EFLR Meeting - Aug2018.pdf 2.9 MB August 2018 - Partner Presentation
August 2018 - Partner Presentation
Presentation 08/20/18 11:48 AM
Clark County Public Works - EFLR Meeting - Aug2018.pdf 483.3 KB August 2018 - Partner Presentation
August 2018 - Partner Presentation
Presentation 08/20/18 11:47 AM
Columbia Land Trust Clark Legacy Lands - EFLR Meeting - Aug2018.pdf 2.9 MB Augsut 2018 - Partner Presentation
Augsut 2018 - Partner Presentation
Presentation 08/20/18 11:45 AM
Ecology Presentation Bacteria and Temperature Source Assessment Report - EFLR Meeting -Aug2018.pdf 4.6 MB August 2018 - East Fork Lewis River Watershed Bact...
August 2018 - East Fork Lewis River Watershed Bacteria and Temperature Source Assessment
Presentation 08/20/18 11:45 AM
Ecology Presentation - EFLR Meeting - Aug2018.pdf 5.3 MB August 2018 - What is the East Fork Lewis River Pa...
August 2018 - What is the East Fork Lewis River Partnership - TMDL Alternatives and Water Cleanup Planning
Presentation 08/20/18 11:43 AM

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