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

  • Study of sockeye predation in McAleer and Lyon Creeks     The photo below is one of two cutthroat trout a UW team captured in early January on McAleer Cr.The fish were both about 14 inches in size. They were ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2015, 4:14 PM by LFP Streamkeepers
  • Saturday January 17, 2015 Monitoring Report Updated February 28th, 2015     Four strong teams visited our 11 test locations on Jan. 17, with the rain holding off just long enough for a pleasant morning on the streams ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2015, 4:03 PM by LFP Streamkeepers
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Coming Up

  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 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 Jan 18, 2015, 10:54 AM by Derek Brown
  • September/October 2015: 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 Oct 21, 2014, 10:22 PM by Derek Brown
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