We are a group of volunteers who work to improve the quality of McAleer Creek, Lyon Creek, and the surrounding watershed. Our primary activity is monthly testing of McAleer Creek and Lyon Creek by volunteers who work in small teams. Our data helps to inform local decision-making and is incorporated in global data bases. We have also done outreach in the schools and constructed a demonstration rain garden at the Lake Forest Park Shopping Center. We are grateful for the support we receive from the City of Lake Forest Park.

Current Testing during Covid-19
Due to Covid-19, we have suspended our normal testing procedures. However, testing is continuing thanks to Mark Philips and Eric Strom, who have been working as individual testers since March, 2020, with each working at one stream. The chemical data all looked good as of the July testing. Dissolved oxygen readings were slightly higher in McAleer than Lyon Creek. Bacteria levels were low. For further information on our testing, see What We Test

Testing kit  
Volunteer conducting water test

Join Us in the Future

Stream testing is a great activity for anyone interested in the health of our streams. You don’t have to live in Lake Forest Park to join us. Students can receive community service hours doing enjoyable and meaningful work. For more information, email one of our contacts
Updated 8/29/2020