What actions can we take to coexist with fish and wildlife in our towns and cities? How can we maintain healthy streams where we live as more development occurs? There is great need to be mindful of the quality and quantity of water run-off in our communities, and how development changes these conditions. Please join the MidCoast Watersheds Council at our monthly Community Meeting as Mike Broili presents on the importance of—and the techniques and tools used in—restoring site hydrology in the built environment.
Over the past 150 years, most development has occurred without consideration of the impacts to the natural systems that sustain us. In the face of present day environmental issues coupled with the expected population growth in this region, we must collectively rethink how we develop our built environments and the impacts they have on hydrology and other supporting natural systems.
Mike Broili moved from the Seattle area to South Beach with his partner Karen just over two years ago, after retiring from his own environmental consulting and design firm, Living Systems Design, where he focused on low impact, sustainable building and storm water management in Shoreline, Washington. Mike grew up in a fishing and logging family in Port Orford and worked in the fishing industry in Alaska. While in Shoreline, Mike also founded and served as the former Chair of the Board of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation; on the City of Shoreline’s Parks Board, Bond Advisory Committee, Arts Jury, and Planning Commission; and as the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Well Home Program Director. He is a Washington Native Plant Steward, a King County Forest Adviser, a certified Sustainable Building Advisor, and a Compost Facility Operator.
The presentation will begin at 6:30 PM in Room 205 on the upper floor of the Newport Visual Arts Center in Nye Beach, at 777 NW Beach Drive. Refreshments will be provided. A MidCoast Watersheds Council Board meeting will follow the presentation with the following agenda: financial report, restoration report, technical team report, administrative committee report, and action items. We hope to see you on Thursday, May 2nd!