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6PPD-quinone – Tire chemical lethal to salmon

I saw this article and thought it was worth sharing with our followers. Things have been fairly quiet with COVID and so good news like this is worth sharing. Worn tire fragments apparently get washed into nearby streams spreading 6PPD-quinone into… Continue Reading →

General Meeting Thursday, March 15th, 7-9pm

Water Tenders Members,There will be a Water Tenders general meeting on Thursday, March 15, 7-9 PM. Agenda items:1.) Discussion of the Bear Creek Watershed Management Study Plan and possibly a formal statement by Water Tenders.2.) VP Mark Reynolds has a… Continue Reading →

Fall/Winter 2016 – Development Threatens Evans Creek

By Gary Smith The long history of Water Tenders’ efforts to protect and restore Bear Creek is mirrored on the waterway itself, starting at the headwaters more than 25 years ago and coursing all the way down to the confluence… Continue Reading →

Fall/Winter 2016 – Bear Creek and Mackey Creek Restoration

[Editor’s note: This story is about a big win for the fish and other creatures that live in the Bear Creek valley and the people who care about them—Water Tenders!] By Tom Beavers,King County Water and Land Resources Division, Bear… Continue Reading →

Fall/Winter 2016 – Knotweed Control Assistance from Forterra

By Michelle Quast, Bohemian knotweed really likes it out here in the Pacific Northwest and happens to wreak havoc on our precious salmon habitat. It’s listed as a Class B Noxious Weed in Washington State—meaning the goal is to prevent… Continue Reading →

Fall/Winter 2014 – Bear Creek Relocated!

By Dick Schaetzel and Gary Smith This article was originally published in our Fall/Winter 2014 newsletter. Over the past few years we have occasionally briefed you on the latest details about the Bear Creek restoration and relocation project in Redmond,… Continue Reading →

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