Dinner Presentation -Seattle’s Cascade Watersheds Supply System Presented by Brent Lackey, Major Watersheds Strategic Advisor, Seattle Public Utilities

  • 01 May 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union 401 NE Northlake Way Seattle, Washington


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May 1, 2014 Dinner Meeting

Dinner Presentation – Seattle’s Cascade Watersheds Supply System
Brent Lackey
, Major Watersheds Strategic Advisor, Seattle Public Utilities, Drinking Water Division

Seattle Public Utilities provides drinking water to more than 1.3 million people in metropolitan King County. Much of the work to make that spectacularly dependable and pure water reach those customers’ taps happens in Seattle’s supply basins-the Tolt River and the Cedar River Watersheds. This talk will focus on a variety of projects and activities aimed at managing the landscape and the aquatic systems that are essential to the high quality drinking water that gets delivered downstream. From large river restoration projects, to major slope stabilization, and from logging road removal to long-term forest biodiversity and complexity enhancements, Seattle Public Utilities has been doing significant ecosystem engineering and enhancement work for more than 15 years now through it Cedar River Habitat Conservation Plan and its Tolt Watershed Management Plan to maintain the critical water supply asset on which so many people depend.

Brent Lackey works for Seattle Public Utilities as Major Watersheds Strategic Advisor. For 13 years he has contributed project management, policy oversight and strategic direction to the management of the ecosystems in Seattle’s two Cascade mountain watersheds-the Cedar River and Tolt River-that provide drinking water supply to 1.3 million people in the greater Seattle area. He formerly spent seven years working for King County Water & Land Resources Division as the Lake Washington Basin Steward. His career in landscape scale watershed management and stream & wetland habitat restoration has focused on bridging the gap between the use of good ecosystem science and effective agency management of utility resources and projects. He holds a Masters degree in public policy and environmental management from the University of Washington, a Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara, and hails originally from Bishop, California.

Event Details:


May 1, 2014

Social 5:30 - 6:30

Dinner 6:30 - 7:00

Presentation 7:00 - 8:00


NEW LOCATION - Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union
401 NE Northlake Way
Seattle, Washington
(206) 632-0767


Students: Free

Member: $30

Non-Members: $40

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