The Human Beat, June 10, 2019

Join host Roger Rocka for a look Astoria’s watershed, which he toured recently with fellow Astoria City Councilor Joan Herman.

“Astoria is one of the few cities anywhere that entirely owns and controls its own watershed, its source of clean water. The watershed is managed to make the forest as healthy as possible and protect the purity of the water that flows from our taps.

As we toured the Astoria Watershed with City Forester Ben Hayes, we learned that much of it was just bare ground or replanted single species when the city acquired it. Hayes talked about what is being done to increase diversity and resilience in the watershed, and about carbon sequestration.”