The goals of the Stream Steward program are to:

  • Educate community members about stream health
  • Connect citizens to their local watershed and foster stewardship
  • Provide monthly water quality data for non-point source pollution

In October, 2013 King Conservation District (KCD) initiated a pilot Stream Steward Program on Boise Creek, southeast of Enumclaw, in partnership with King County, the City of Enumclaw and Pierce Conservation District. The KCD Stream Steward program is modeled after Pierce Conservation District’s “Stream Team” program, which began in 1994.

Stream Stewards monitor their local streams every month for:

  • pH
  • Water and air temperature
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Turbidity
  • Nitrate nitrogen
  • Wildlife
  • Qualitative stream observations
  • E. Coli