Why Floodplains Matter

and what we are doing locally to restore them

Beaver Creek in autumn

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!

Event at a Glance:

When: Friday, November 1, 2019, at 6:30 pm. Dinner benefiting the Community Cultural Center (CCC) at 5:15 pm, followed by the presentation with tea, coffee, and desserts.

Cost: Presentation is free; Dinner is $9.00 for all adults and $5.00 for those 12 and under


Baked boneless/skinless chicken thighs
Roasted potatoes
Mixed vegetables
Garlic Bread

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

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