Skagit Waterways Need Your Help!
Skagit County is blessed with a myriad of streams, lakes, and rivers. Not only are these waterways our source for drinking water, but we also use them for irrigation, agriculture, industry, hydroelectric dams, and recreation. Monitoring on a regular basis is an essential element to help assess the health of our local waterways, to document changes in stream health over time, to detect pollution problems before a crisis occurs, and to track progress towards improvement. You can help protect our legacy of clean water by participating in the Skagit Stream Team Program!
How it Works:
Stream Team volunteers participate in an annual 3 day training event taught by local professionals and held in September of each year.
Stream Team volunteers monitor streams located in the Samish Bay, Padilla Bay, Fisher Creek, Gages Slough, Clyde Creek,
Kulshan Creek, Nookachamps Creek, and the Trumpeter basin.
Volunteers are supplied with a handbook, equipment, supplies, and technical assistance.
Volunteers are responsible for either collecting and recording water quality data in the field or conducting testing in the lab on a monthly
basis from October through June (some teams may continue through August).
Volunteers learn sampling and analytical techniques used by environmental professionals.
Volunteers have the opportunity to learn new skills, gain new insights, network with local experts, meet new friends, and participate in a
worthwhile community program.
2014 SKAGIT STREAM TEAM TRAINING DATES:
PRE-REGISTER by August 27th, 2014
Wednesday, September 3rd 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Training will be held at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, 10441 Bay View Edison Road, Mount Vernon
Thursday, September 4th 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 6th
Contact Kristi Carpenter @
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
New volunteers must attend all three sessions