are a group of volunteers who work to improve the quality of McAleer Creek, Lyon Creek, and the surrounding watershed. Our primary activity is monitoring water quality in our streams, with support from the City of Lake Forest Park. Stream monitoring is a great activity for anyone interested in the health of our streams. It is also a great opportunity for students to get community service hours and have fun doing it. 
You can play a larger role in LFP Streamkeepers by joining our small, friendly Steering Committee. Email one of the contacts for more information.

LFP Streamkeepers Blog

  • Streamkeepers Now Affiliated with Sno-King Water Watchers Late last year a new stream monitoring group was formed by the Sno-King Watershed Council (http://snokingwatershedcouncil.org/water-watchers ) to coordinate and intensify water quality efforts on streams ...
    Posted May 6, 2016, 3:40 PM by Derek Brown
  • July 17, 2015 Quality Testing Notes Despite the heat, traffic congestion and detours, and faulty data sheets, we had a very successful morning on the streams on July 18th. A good turnout, including two new testers ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2015, 9:37 PM by Derek Brown
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Coming Up

  • Next Quarterly Water Monitoring

    We’ll once again be testing the waters of McAleer Creek and Lyon Creek on Saturday July 16, 2016 beginning at 9:00 and ending about 11:30. Please join us! We gather on the lower level of the Lake Forest Park Town Center, near the library and head out in two teams, with each team visiting two sites. No experience necessary, only an interest in understanding the health of our streams.

    Posted May 6, 2016, 3:07 PM by Derek Brown
  • September / October BIBI Monitoring

    StreamKeepers conducts its annual inventory of insects in McAleer and Lyon Creeks on one Saturday in late September or early October. Insect collection is done in teams and training is provided. This activity consists of collecting aquatic insects and other small organisms from small areas of the stream beds in several locations. The samples collected will be analyzed by a trained entomologist, with results available in several weeks. We follow a process developed by a UW professor, which is technically known as BIBI (Benthic Inventory of Biologic Integrity). See our Compiled BIBI Data for results of this activity. 

    This inventory is perhaps the most important stream monitoring activity we do, as it gives a basic assessment of overall stream health that can be compared with other streams in Western Washington. It is also the most fun, and a good way to become "intimately" familiar with our streams.

    Anyone interested in helping is welcome to join us! Please contact Mark Phillips (msphillips1 (at) comcast.net or 206-388-7284) for information about our meeting location and time. 

    Posted May 6, 2016, 3:15 PM by Derek Brown
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