Category Archives: Stream Steward Program

World Water Quality Day with KCD Stream Stewards

World Water Quality Monitoring Day Kit

Join the King Conservation District for an afternoon of learning about water quality monitoring. A limited number of attendees will be able to take home a free Basic Water Quality Monitoring Kit to test their own streams or ditches for four parameters: Temperature, pH, Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen. Also, you will learn how to share your data on the monitorwater.org web site. Connect and share with other citizens in your neighborhood.

Where: Farmers Park, Enumclaw View Map

Who: Anyone interested in conducting water quality monitoring tests on their property to share via monitorwater.org and also meet other volunteers with the KCD Stream Steward Program.

Why: To learn how water quality affects stream health.

What we will do: Teach you how to use the LaMotte Basic Water Quality Kit and enter your data online. Bring your camp chair and ask questions of current KCD Stream Stewards. Find out how you can raise awareness about water quality in your neighborhood.

Pre-register here

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February 2016 Stream Steward Training

It’s that time of year. Time to start recruiting new Stream Stewards to join our great group of volunteers.

Current Stream Stewards, if you are interested in volunteering to help train the new folks, please RSVP at the EventBrite link:

http://kcdstreamstewardtrainingfeb2016.eventbrite.com/

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Also, come get trained on how to use the new ProODO unit, to simplify taking some field data measurements. This training will happen at the end, so if you don’t want to tie up your whole day, feel free to attend for the final hour of the day which will be specifically on the ProODO sampler.

What's Bugging Boise Creek?

What’s Bugging Boise Creek?

Stream bugs, also called benthic macroinvertebrates, live in or near the streambed and can be seen with the naked eye. These tiny spineless creatures are important indicators of stream health and play crucial roles in the stream ecosystem (adapted from pugetsoundstreambenthos.org).

The King Conservation District (KCD) Stream Steward program welcomes Jo Wilhelm, Ecologist with the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks and member of the Puget Sound Stream Benthos group. Jo will talk about benthic macro invertebrates and how they contribute to stream vitality, water quality and wildlife habitat.

Click here to register!