Dinner Presentation - What's Happening in Central Washington: An Overview of Ecology's Water Resources Program

  • 03 Nov 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Starlight Lounge 402 N Pearl Street Ellensburg, Washington 98926


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November 3, 2015

AWRA-WA Dinner Meeting and CWU Student Chapter Mixer

LOCATION – Starlight Lounge in Ellensburg, WA

Dinner PresentationWhat’s happening in Central Washington: An Overview of Ecology’s Water Resources Program

Sage Park, Regional Director, Washington State Department of Ecology

Washington State Department of Ecology’s Central Region Water Resources Program faces many permitting challenges. This presentation provides an overview of what the Central Region Water Resource Program works on, such as the 2015 drought response and water banking.  It will also include an overview of innovative partnerships that the region has developed with Irrigation Districts to improve instream flows for fish.

Sage Park is the Regional Director for the Central Region office of the Washington State Department of Ecology, appointed by Director Maia Bellon. Sage brings effective working relationships with tribal and local government leaders to the region.  This will be key for the complex and challenging projects across the seven Central Region counties. She previously worked as Section Manager for Ecology’s Water Resources Program.  She and her staff of 28 worked hard on the Yakima River Basin Surface Water Adjudication (Acquavella), trust water rights, water budget neutral determinations, rural water supply issues, and compliance and enforcement issues while issuing permit and change decisions, including emergency drought authorizations.

Prior to the working with Water Resources, Sage was with the Waste to Resources program where she led Ecology’s implementation of the Beyond Waste Plan along with the sustainability and green building initiatives in Central Washington. Sage began her career at Ecology in 2001 in the Air Quality program. Sage also has experience outside of Ecology leading teams at Yakima County’s Planning Department and Kittitas County’s Environmental Health Program. She also serves on the board of directors of the Yakima Greenway Foundation. Sage has a B.A. in Geography from Central Washington University.

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Event Details:


Tuesday, November 3, 2015


6:00 to 7:00 – Social and Appetizers

7:00 to 8:00 – Dinner Presentation



402 N Pearl Street
Ellensburg, Washington 98926


Directions can be found HERE.


Students: Free

Member: $10

Non-Members: $15

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Cancellation Policy: AWRA-WA will fully refund the registration fee if cancellation notice is received within 5 days of the event.


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