Water Tenders

Tending to the Bear Creek watershed since 1989

By David R. Montgomery Book Report by Ed Schein Geomorphologist David R. Montgomery loves soil. Two previous books, The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health, and Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, set the stage for… Continue Reading →

Salmon Seeson 2017

It’s time for salmon to return to spawn in the streams in the Bear Creek Basin. Come see the action with Water Tenders. We will be hosting salmon viewing along Bear Creek at the Tolt Pipeline Crossing kiosk off of… Continue Reading →

Restoration of Puget Sound Rivers

Edited by David R. Montgomery, Susan Bolton, Derek B. Booth, Leslie Wall Book Report by Ed Schein A symposium on Puget Sound river restoration in 2000 brought together regional expertise that fills this thorough volume. Backgrounds include public policy, riparian… Continue Reading →

Remembering Wendy Walsh

Wendy Walsh, age 85, died at her home of 53 years in Woodinville last November 16. Wendy, always an advocate for the environment and all the creatures that live in it,  was a guiding light for the Water Tenders organization…. 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,… 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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