Conservation Corner

Jun 01


The original item was published from June 1, 2021 10:23 AM to August 28, 2023 11:46 AM

Macro - Hacketts Pictured here are Dave and Cindy Hackett sampling for macroinvertebrates in Huge Creek

Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

We will be partnering again with Pierce County Surface Water Management to sample creeks for macroinvertebrates. A simple sampling of aquatic macroinvertebrates can tell us a lot about stream health. This is a great opportunity to participate in field research and get outside during the summer!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Belinda at COVID protocols will be followed.

Stream Team

Stream Team is a volunteer water quality monitoring program operating in Pierce County since 1994. Monitors measure pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrates, turbidity, water temperature, flow and record habitat observations on prioritized sites.

Goals include:

  • Watershed education
  • Involve the public in community science monitoring
  • Increase available water quality data
  • Identify areas of concern

If you would like to be put on a waiting listing for a training, please contact Belinda at