Reminder: Back yard streams workshop on May 31 or June 9

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Boeing Creek
Photo by Finn Huffstetter
The Lake Forest Park Environmental Quality Commission and the Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation are sponsoring a free and open to anyone workshop on how to maintain backyard streams.

The workshops will help streamside landowners understand how they can minimize damage to their own property, avoid damaging their neighbors’ property, and help the region’s efforts to restore salmon.

The workshops will start with information on stream ecology and watershed science, and progress to improved landscaping and streambank protection techniques.

People with streambank property are especially welcome to attend, and all others with an interest in healthy streams are also invited. People from neighboring cities are more than welcome to attend.

The same workshop will be presented twice:
  • Thursday May 31 from 7 – 9 pm
  • Saturday June 9 from 10 am to noon
A field trip is planned for Saturday June 9 from 1 to 3 pm for participants from both workshop sessions.

McAleer Creek in LFP
Photo by Diane Hettrick
The workshops will be held in the Council Chambers at the Lake Forest Park City Hall, and the field trip will depart from City Hall.

The workshops will be taught by Tom Murdoch, Executive Director of Adopt-A-Stream Foundation. Tom is one of the founders of Adopt-A-Stream; he has decades of experience in developing concepts and techniques for stream restoration. He also has extensive teaching experience in aquatic ecology, and vast experience coordinating volunteer stream enhancement workers.


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