On Monday February 13th the King County council voted unanimously to name four parcels of land the Green River Natural area located in the Green River Valley after Doreen Johnson. 

Below is an the new description of the Green River Natural Area (GRNA) and a map overview of the area within the Green River Valley where the parcels are located within the GRNA.

The ordinance (Proposed Ordinance No. 2017‑0031) named the parcels (shown below) in her honor to recognize her service, dedication, and profound influence in southeast King County.  The sponsors of the ordinance were Councilmember Reagan Dunn and Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer.

( Left to Right) King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, District 9. Doug Osterman, Salmon Recovery Manager for the Green/Duwamish & Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9). Nora Hightower, Doreen Johnson's daughter. Lisa Parsons, Founder of Middle Green River Coalition and conservation photographer.  King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, district 7. Photo by Andrew Jayasundera

( Left to Right) King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, District 9. Doug Osterman, Salmon Recovery Manager for the Green/Duwamish & Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9). Nora Hightower, Doreen Johnson's daughter. Lisa Parsons, Founder of Middle Green River Coalition and conservation photographer.  King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, district 7.

Photo by Andrew Jayasundera

In May we are planning a hike to the site to introduce people to the area and talk more about the work that Doreen did for the local and greater community from salmon recovery to bringing Green River Community College to the area.  For more about Doreen Johnson