Army Corps, Ecology hope to get to know their neighbors in area

Agencies hosting meetings across southwest Washington, including in Monte and Long Beach

The Army Corps of Engineers and state Department of Ecology are reaching out to get to know the residents in southwest Washington and along the coast.

The two agencies “intended to provide a brief overview of each agency’s regulatory authority as well as coordination efforts between the agencies,” according to a release from the Corps. The free events, which are open to the public, will be one each in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties.

The Grays Harbor meeting is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 in the County Commissioners Office, 100 W. Broadway Ave., Montesano. The Pacific meeting is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at the Long Beach Train Depot, 102 Third St. NW in Long Beach.

“The Corps will provide information regarding authorization under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. Ecology will provide information regarding authorization under Section 401 of the CWA and their role in other state and local law implementation,” the release states. “Following the presentations, Corps and Ecology county-specific representatives will be available for questions and discussion as time allows.”

The Corps and Ecology hope to develop “efficient and effective working relationships with the public,” according to the release.

Space is limited; registration is required by sending an email to