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Stream Bugs Indicate Stream Health

King County recently completed a grant-funded study that used environmental monitoring data to identify and prioritize stream basins across the Puget Sound region for restoration and protection. This work represents an exciting development: Instead of simply describing the conditions in streams and their contributing basins, the information derived from stream monitoring data are being used to define strategies to protect and […]

SKWC Newsletter

The Sno-King Watershed Council has put together our first very own newsletter! Would you like to learn more about the Sno-King Watershed Council, view the invitation to our annual Summer Shindig, see the latest about our Water Watchers program, and learn more about Friends of North Creek Forest? You can view the newsletter by either […]

The Steady Decline of Salmon Runs to Lake Washington

by AARON KUNKLER,  Bothell Reporter Reporter  Salmon runs used to be a prominent feature of Lake Washington and Puget Sound, but their numbers have dramatically declined following decades of shoreline development, contamination and increasing wetland urbanization, prompting ecology experts to galvanize governments and private landowners to try and carve out a place for salmon in the […]

KCD Program Sponsors Streamside Restoration in King County

   Salmon habitat restoration efforts have thousands of miles to go in King County. Hundreds of those miles are on private property, which is why King Conservation District is launching a new Urban Shorelines program to assist with restoration costs. Read & view more here… http://www.king5.com/story/tech/science/environment/2015/12/31/king-conservation-district-salmon-habitat-restoration-urban-shorelines-program/78158964/

Snohomish County Airport Appeal

The Sno-King Watershed Council (SKWC) has appealed the Snohomish County Airport’s Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) decision to construct a stormwater detention pond in a high value Category II wetland near Paine Field and the headwaters of Swamp Creek.  We are asking the County to withdraw its DNS and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. For more […]

Sno-King Water Watchers Program

Sno-King Water Watchers Program Sno-King Watershed Council recently was awarded two grants to start a community-based water monitoring (CBWM) program in the north King /south Snohomish county area. Our goal is to foster watershed stewardship through the development of volunteer water monitors. Citizens will monitor physical, chemical and biological indicators of watershed fitness. Monitors can […]

Saviors of Hooven Bog honored!

  Randy Whalen and Mark Ericks are honored on April 22, 2015 (Earth Day) for their work to protect Hooven Bog. Randy worked tirelessly for years to make this happen, and then found the right person (Mark) to help bring it to completion. http://www.king5.com/story/tech/science/environment/2015/04/21/challenge-will-protect-wetland/26153541/

Sno-King Watershed Council receives Grassroots Grant

The Sno-King Watershed Council just received a $10,000 grant from the Rose Foundation to implement a volunteer water monitoring program. The grant will fund equipment purchase, volunteer training, data collection and data sharing. Our intent is to inspire local citizen and student involvement, highlight stormwater and water quality issues affecting our local streams and Puget […]