What a year for regional collaboration!

The OGD Partner group had our last meeting of the year on November 18th.

I am so proud of the work we’ve done this year and want to acknowledge those organizations who have continued to participate.

City of AuburnCity of Black DiamondBoeing Company
City of Des MoinesDuwamish River Cleanup CoalitionECOSS
Duwamish AliveCity of EnumclawGreen River Coalition
City of CovingtonKing CountyCity of Maple Valley
City of KentCity of Normandy ParkPort of Seattle
The Nature ConservancyPuget Sound Regional CouncilCity of Renton
Puget SoundkeeperStewardship PartnersCity of Tukwila
City of SeattleWashington Environmental CouncilUrban Waters Partnership
Washington State Department of EcologyWashington State Department of Fish and WildlifeWashington State Department of Transportation

Thank you to all these amazing OGD Partners!

This year we:

  1. Published our first Implementation Plan
  2. Finalized Partner Expectations
  3. Finalized our Annual Reporting process
  4. Completed the Beta version of the OGD Mapping tool and walkthrough
  5. Hosted 5 Partner meetings
  6. Established a Funding Subgroup and develop a purpose statement to support Partner agencies
  7. Continued to advance the Coordination Subgroup work plan

In 2022 we are looking forward to:

  1. Publishing our first annual report! Stay tuned for more details
  2. Maintaining our existing meeting frequency and structure
  3. Finalizing grant support products from the Funding Subgroup
  4. Getting funding for Phase II of the OGD Mapping tool (fingers crossed!)
  5. Continuing to innovate and collaborate on news ways to support our work in the watershed

If you’re wanting to learn more about this work, please email me directly.

I just want to close by sharing a deep appreciation for the commitment that the OGD Partners have made since 2014. Thank you. Thank you very much.

Happy New Year!

Todd

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