Beaver Lake Management District

Mission (Draft)
To track environmental conditions at Beaver Lake and to promote actions and behaviors among area residents that will minimize negative impacts to the lake and its surrounding ecosystems.

Goals (Draft)

  • To conduct comprehensive water quality monitoring
  • To regularly update the Beaver Lake Management Plan and implement the plan’s recommendations
  • To provide Beaver Lake Management District residents with regular water quality reports, and
  • To regularly distribute educational information to residents of the BLMD

Earlier versions:

"Conduct comprehensive water quality monitoring upon which to base the development and implementation of a lake management plan that protects the health of Beaver Lake and provides Beaver Lake Watershed residents with information regarding the lakes’ condition and how to ensure its continued good health."

Provide Beaver Lake Watershed Residents with current Beaver Lake Environmental Conditions through Water Quality Monitoring, Data Analysis Reporting and Distribution of Educational Information.


Lake Management Districts (LMDs) are special purpose districts which are formed to fund a variety of lake protection or restoration activities.

Beaver Lake Management Districts No. 1 and 2 were formed by a public votes in 1995 and again in 2001 to support the implementation of key recommendations from the Beaver Lake Management Plan.

The Executive-appointed advisory board approves expenditures and oversees the performance of the LMD's work program.

The District's advisory board is comprised of two lake-front property owners and one watershed property owner.

Role of the advisory board

The advisory board of the BLMD determines which projects and programs consistent with the wording of the resolution will be most beneficial to the lake, based on current conditions and the overarching goals of the LMD.

Once the work program is determined, the City of Sammamish, acting upon the advice of the LMD Board, contracts with public agencies or private contractors to complete the work.

The city also manages the LMD budget.


  • Bassem Bejani, Board Member
  • Joe McConnel, Board Member
  • John Burdekin, Board Member
  • Del Goehner, Board Member
  • Heather Grassman, Board Member
  • Chris Knutson, King County Project Manager


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