How Is Wenatchee Green?
Wenatchee is the largest city in a region that thrives on an abundance of natural beauty and green opportunity. In fact, in 2007, Wenatchee was ranked #5 in “Country Home” magazine’s 2007 Best Green Places Award.
The Wenatchee City Council has provided direction to staff to carry out green practices and a number of programs have been implemented:
Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Wenatchee Convention Center
On June 10, 2010, the Wenatchee City Council adopted Resolution No. 2010-44, adopting a greenhouse gas reduction emission policy for the City of Wenatchee.
In addition, we are a region of forward thinkers with many programs contributing to the overall sustainability of the region, which include:
Cascadia Conservation District
Chelan County Public Utility District
Chelan-Douglas Land Trust
Community Farm Connection
Douglas County Public Utility District
Education & Agriculture, Together
Grant County Public Utility District
NCW Economic Development District
North Central Washington Resource Conservation & Development Council
Port of Chelan County
Port of Douglas County
Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market
Recent Stormwater Activities
The City of Wenatchee is a partner in the Wenatchee Valley Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee(WVSTAC) with Chelan County, Douglas County and the City of East Wenatchee. The WVSTAC has been working together to develop a regional stormwater management program in compliance with the Eastern WA Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permits issued by Department of Ecology. Last summer, the City and three other local jurisdictions passed Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination regulations to reduce the discharge of pollutants to the storm drains. A public education campaign started in January to provide information to businesses and residents on best management practices or ways to prevent pollution. The campaign includes public meetings, community events such as the KPQ Home Show and Earth Day, and outreach materials. The WVSTAC is also working on developing programs to address stormwater pollution from construction sites and stormwater facilities.
Please follow the link to the Wenatchee Valley Stormwater page: Wenatchee Valley Stormwater
For more information regarding the City of Wenatchee's stormwater policies please contact Jessica Shaw, Environmental Manager, at (509) 888-3225.
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