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 info, follow this link to our page:

http://snokingwatershedcouncil.org/snohomish-county-airport-appeal/

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 Sound, and motivate action to improve local water quality.

Support for this project comes from the Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, a grantmaking fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.

Squire’s Landing Park Riparian Restoration

Squire’s Landing Park Riparian Restoration

A $70,000 SRFB grant was given to the Sno-King Watershed Council, partnering with the City of Kenmore and Adopt-A-Stream Foundation to initiate restoration of riparian forest habitat at the confluence of the Sammamish River and Swamp Creek. The long term goal of this effort is to restore the habitat-forming processes needed by Chinook salmon – both rearing juveniles and migrating adults.

Link for more details….

Report Construction Stormwater Violations

Stormwater Activism 101

How to Report Construction Stormwater Violations

By: William Lider, PE, CESCL

Construction Stormwater Runoff:

Stormwater runoff from developed commercial and residential sites can carry pollutants that are harmful to our streams and the aquatic organisms that rely on clean water. But developments under construction can generate even heavier pollutant loads than would ever occur from the completed project.

Sediment and turbid water runoff from construction sites can destroy fish spawning redds, abrade fish gills, shade out sunlight, and deliver a host of other pollutants such as naturally occurring phosphorus, metals in the soils or petroleum product spilt by leaking or improperly maintained construction equipment, or high pH from concrete cutting and wash water. All of these are harmful to aquatic organisms and prohibited under the federal Clean Water Act, that is enforced by the Department of Ecology in the State of Washington.

Read more including how to report here…

Stormwater Activism 101 How to Report Construction Violations.docx