Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

NWAEP Professional Development Workshop

  • Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • 15375 SE 30TH PL, BELLEVUE, WA 98007
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NWAEP Professional Development Series
Levees in the PNW
and associated NEPA implications

Thursday, May 23, 2024
3:30 – 4:30 PM

15375 SE 30th Pl., Bellevue, WA 98007
The entrance to the building is on the north side
Click Here for directions to the venue


NWAEP's 2024 Professional Development Series kicks off on Thursday, May 23, for an in-person and virtual presentation by Galeeb Kachra.

Levees are complex, controversial, complicated, and costly. With billions in new infrastructure and hazard mitigation funding, low-lying communities are seeking federal dollars for new levees to help fight flooding. The 1970 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires analysis and disclosure of direct, indirect, and cumulative effects, ranging from fish and water quality to aesthetics and noise. NEPA is the scapegoat that pits different interest groups against each other and leaves the federal government in the crosshairs.

Speaker Galeeb Kachra, a Senior Environmental Protection Specialist and Seattle-area resident, will take us through his NEPA & levee experiences, while providing  valuable suggestions on adding value to your clients.

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Please RSVP to let us know you are attending. A Teams link will be emailed to those who register by Wednesday, May 22; if you register on Thursday, May 23, please email Dimitrios, our board member host, for the Teams link. 

Speaker Bio:
Galeeb has provided environmental support to a number of federal agencies including the FAA, NMFS, and FEMA. In addition to NEPA, he is a former AICP and Contracting Specialist and has a dozen years of international experience including nine years overseas. He has a BSE in Environmental Systems from the University of Pennsylvania and a MS in Environmental Leadership from Tufts University. He enjoys running, swimming, and writing having published two non-fiction books in 2021: “How I Changed the World in My Own Unique Ways” and “I Also Can’t Breathe: But This Jury Hangs.”

The views to be presented are personal only, not those of NAEP, NWAEP, or any Federal Agency.

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