2019 Green-Duwamish Watershed Workshop

“Stewarding Public Lands & Water with Encampments ”

Monday, Feb. 25| 9 am – 1 pm | Tukwila Community Center

As our region is growing and changing, so is the nature of those experiencing homelessness and its environmental impacts to our public lands and waters. In this workshop we will gain a deeper understanding on the changing nature of who is living in our green spaces, their needs, and mitigating the environmental impact on our lands and waters. We will look at available programs, resources and collaborations to help maintain the environmental health of our natural areas and health of those encamped on them through new approaches which provide innovative and collaborative solutions.

Who Should Attend? Puget Sound & Beyond All professionals, government planners, ecologists, land managers, communication specialists, volunteer managers, volunteers, and those working in any aspect of habitat restoration, natural areas maintenance and water quality responsible for managing and stewarding public lands and waters.


Shaping of Our Natural Landscapes with the Challenges of Homelessness: Compassionate Coexistence 

Brice Maryman, Senior Landscape Architect, recipient of Homeland Lab, LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership


Lesson’s Learned in Developing a Successful Encampment Waste Program

Lou-Anne Daoust-Filiatrault, Senior Planning and Development Specialist, Seattle Public Utilities, Waste Division

Chelsie Porter, Prevention & Outreach Program Manager, Hepatitis Education Project


Meeting Your Natural Area Goals of Maximizing Habitat Health and Public Safety Through Design 

Christina Pfeiffer, Horticulture Educator & Consultant


Waterkeepers Leading with Sensitivity and Respect

Morgan McShea, Puget Soundkeeper


Linking At-Risk Communities with Environmental Job Training

DIRT Corps


Understanding the Changing Nature of Homelessness and Support Resources 


Stewardship Protocols of Land Trusts with Encampments

Stu Watson, Lands Manager, Forterra

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