The 3rd annual Eastern Washington Riparian Planting Symposium was held March 7th, 2019.

Symposium-Speaker Booklet.

Poetry Contest

1st place: In the Drink, by Ted Alway
2​nd ​place: C. Canadensis, PE by Dale Meck
3rd place: Untitled, Jeanne Burkhardt
Honorable mention: Allergy Season, Sarah Gage
Honorable mention: Untitled, Emily Novak

Read the Winning Poems and all Submissions

2019 Symposium

2019 Presentations

Kelly Evans and Helen Lau, US Forest Service, From Fruit to Fruition: the Operational Complexities of a Successful Highway Restoration Project

James Hepler, Washington State University, Pollinators and Riparian Restoration
(additional materials provided by Bob Gillespie, Wenatchee Valley College)

Meade Krosby and Richard Fleenor, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Incorporating Climate Change into Riparian Project Prioritization and Planning (Meade’s slidesRichard’s slides)

Sylvia Peasley and Pendleton Moses, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Traditional Cultural Plants of Shorelines and Wetlands in Eastern Washington

Judith Johnson, Kooskooskie Commons, Many Water, Riparian Restoration on Spring Creeks in an Urban Landscape

Katrina Strathmann, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, Multi-Species Herbivory and an Out-of-Sync Hydrograph

Mike Denny, Walla Walla Community College, Pot Pies, Pigs, and Ravens

Julie Vanderwal, Okanogan Highlands Alliance, Where the Creek Meets the Plot: Riparian Planting on a Rapidly Changing Stream

Sandy Letzing and Patrick Haggerty, Cascadia Conservation District, Battling Darwinism on an Anthropogenically Disturbed Site

Geoff Gray, WA Department of Transportation, Riparian Restoration on the Yakima River Delta

Brian Burns, Tri-State Steelheaders, When is Deer Fencing worth the Expense? 

Amy Martin, Okanogan Conservation District, Lessons Learned: Planning for Flood and Drought

Please contact Tricia Snyder, 509-453-4104 x 2, or Heather Simmons,, 509-454-7207 with any additional questions or to be added to the e-mail list for future announcements.

Thanks to the 2019 Symposium Sponsors

Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board
Department of Ecology
Snake River Salmon Recovery Board
Tetra Tech
Natural Systems Design