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 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

  • Saturday September 28 2013 BIBI Monitoring Report Despite constant drizzle, two groups of BIBI samplers got out for our yearly  monitoring effort.  The macroinvertibrate samples that we collected are on their way to the lab for analysis
    Posted Sep 29, 2013, 12:11 PM by Derek Brown
  • Car in Creek Followup Of interest to folks interested in the streams of Lake Forest Park, here is a little more info about the city's response to the accident in McAleer Cr ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2013, 10:28 PM by Derek Brown
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Coming Up

  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 9AM: Basic Water Quality Monitoring

    We maintain a twice yearly testing schedule for basic quality monitoring: typically the third Saturday in January and the third Saturday in July. Please join us on the lower level of the Lake Forest Park Town Center mall. We are usually done by 11:00. All are welcome!

    Posted Jun 7, 2014, 7:27 AM by Derek Brown
  • September/October 2014: 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 Jan 16, 2014, 11:15 PM by Derek Brown
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