At the frontline of King County’s effort to protect and restore salmon habitat is the fish passage field team.
Over the course of this short-term project, the crew of 16 assessed nearly 27,000 stormwater structures in King County.
Watch a video of the SoundGuardian crew deploying and anchoring a water quality buoy in Puget Sound at Point Williams, off Lincoln Park in West Seattle.
The Summer Youth program provides approximately 15 students the opportunity to learn about watershed management, water quality, local conservation and stewardship activities and careers in environmental fields.
This two-minute video contains underwater footage of sockeye salmon and Chinook salmon using a constructed channel at the Rainbow Bend Levee Removal and Floodplain Restoration Project on the Cedar River.
King County has begun its seasonal monitoring of freshwater swimming beaches to ensure they are safe for recreation.
Flooding has long been an issue along these lower six miles of the Tolt; many residences are at risk during even modest flood events. But also of concern is what is called channel migration, when the river changes course and cuts a new path, heedless, of course, of private property lines.
When Terry started, LiDAR – aerial imagery that uses laser to map river-basin topography – didn’t exist. Nor were GIS – Geographic Information Systems – or, for that matter, high-tech sonar-based river surveys in widespread use.