Tending to the Bear Creek watershed since 1989

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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 →

Public Meeting – Bear Creek Watershed Management Study

SAVE THE DATE! Join the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks for an open house and presentation on March 7. This community meeting is at the Brightwater Education and Community Center in Woodinville on how to manage stormwater… Continue Reading →

The Living Soil

By Dana Visalli From The Methow Naturalist Fall 2017Summary by Ed Schein The most productive ecosystems, in terms of biodiversity, are the soils under our feet. One teaspoon of healthy temperate forest soil contains from one million to one billion… Continue Reading →

Growing a Revolution – Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

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, Bear… Continue Reading →

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