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File #: CM 20-262   
Type: Committee Memo Status: Approved for Consent
File created: 9/4/2020 In control: Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works
On agenda: 9/8/2020 Final action:
Title: Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) 2020-21 Agreement
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Agreement, 3. Attachment B: Restoration Site Map
TO: Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Public Works
Dave Juarez
425-556-2733

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Public Works
Gary Schimek
Engineering Manager
Public Works
Tom Hardy
Stream and Habitat Planner


TITLE:
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Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) 2020-21 Agreement


OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
The Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) maintains stream and habitat restoration sites throughout the City of Redmond. Maintenance is typically required by permit approvals for the first 5-10 years after project completion, and then ongoing maintenance is necessary for long-term project success. The WCC crew is subsidized by AmeriCorps for 2020-21.
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? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
Comprehensive Plan, Community Strategic Plan
* Required:
Contract over $50,000
* Council Request:
N/A
* Other Key Facts:
Washington Conservation Corps Agreement will begin October 5, 2020


OUTCOMES:
The Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) maintains stream and habitat restoration sites around the City. Maintenance is a crucial activity to the success of restoration and mitigation associated with capital improvement projects; approximately 100 acres are distributed around the city. See Attachment B for a map of currently maintained sites. Maintenance is typically required by permit approvals for the first five to ten years after project completion, and then ongoing maintenance is necessary for long term success.

The value of site maintenance goes beyond permit compliance by protecting and improving the public investment in these habitat enhancements, promoting healthy and attractive restoration areas. Maintenance of restoration sites involves control of invasive weeds, litter patrol, replacement planting, and other activities important to overall p...

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