Get Involved

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Everyone Has a Role to Play

The Chehalis Basin Strategy is based upon working together, and establishing common ground. Your input and perspectives are essential to the process. The Strategy will only make sense and succeed with the involvement of people who live and work in the Basin. Many of the actions being considered would be voluntary and on private land. People of the Basin must help make the decision about what the Governor will recommend.

Chehalis Basin Strategy staff was out talking with people and communities of the Basin throughout 2016, and will continue to throughout 2017. Contact the Chehalis Basin Strategy team if you have general questions or are interested in a presentation or briefing to your community group or neighbors.

Presentations and Briefings in 2016

  • February 19, 2016 – Chehalis Basin Partnership
  • March 3, 2016 – Chehalis Tribe
  • April 27, 2016 – Onalaska Coordinated Resource Management
  • July 20, 2016 – Chehalis Basin State Legislators
  • August 30, 2016 – Quinault Indian Nation
  • September 6, 2016 – Town of Pe Ell
  • September 7, 2016 – Lewis County Farm Bureau
  • September 7, 2016 – Thurston County
  • September 12, 2016 – Lewis County
  • September 12, 2016 – City of Chehalis
  • September 12, 2016 – City of Oakville
  • September 13, 2016 – Town of Bucoda
  • September 13, 2016 – City of Centralia
  • September 27, 2016 – City of Montesano
  • September 28, 2016 – City of Aberdeen
  • October 7, 2016 – Chehalis Basin Partnership
  • October 10, 2016 – Grays Harbor County

Focus groups and Interviews in 2016

  • February 23, 2016 – Montesano
  • February 25, 2016 – Elma
  • June 13, 2016 – Centralia
  • Phone interviews

Festivals in 2016

  • October 3, 2015 – Onalaska Apple Festival, Onalaska
  • October 10, 2015 – Chehalis Watershed Festival, Montesano
  • April 30 – May 1, 2016 – Horns and Hooks Outdoor Days, Elma
  • June 18, 2016 – Swede Day, Rochester
  • July 4, 2016 – Centralia Summerfest, Centralia
  • August 10 – 14, 2016 – Grays Harbor County Fair, Elma
  • August 16 – 21, 2016 – Southwest Washington Fair, Chehalis
  • August 16 – 21, 2016 – Southwest Washington Fair, Chehalis
  • September 17, 2016 – Chehalis Watershed Festival, Montesano
  • October 1, 2016 – Onalaska Apple Festival

Photo Contest in 2016

  • 80 total submissions, 18 awards
  • Galas
    • June 8, 2016 – Centralia Historic Train Depot
    • June 9, 2016 – Grays Harbor Historical Courthouse