TCA General Meeting for June

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Ask about a rain garden!

If you live in the Thornton Creek watershed and do not live on a steep slope then you may be eligible for a FREE rain garden   Benefits Include: Filtering pollutants before they reach the creek Beautiful native vegetation provides habitat for bees, butterflies and birds Reduced flooding and storm drain overflow Enhanced appearance of homes and yards   If you have […]

Thornton Creek Alliance initiates a Citizen Science Monitoring Program

Are you interested in learning about how you could help improve Thornton Creek?   Over the years many researchers have monitored Thornton Creek waters for various physical and chemical properties.  An evaluation was done by the Alliance to determine if folks living in the watershed could be helpful in obtaining information that would be valuable […]

Influence of the Confluence

PICTURES! Thanks to all our partners in the community and everyone who attended for making this such a successful event.

Get ready for the big event!

Please bring your family and friends on June 11 from 2 pm to 6 pm to celebrate two new projects on Thornton Creek that reduce upstream flooding and downstream flows. Learn how you can be part of ongoing efforts to preserve our urban watershed.   Live Music! Food Trucks! Kids activities! Lots of Participating Groups!   Some of the […]

Upcoming meetings!

Knickerbocker Reach Reborn!

The Confluence Project gets all the press, with its multi-million dollar price tag, conspicuous construction, and extreme traffic impacts but for my money the coolest restoration happening in the Thornton Creek Watershed right now is the Knickerbocker Reach Floodplain Project. Where once was a tightly armored channel bordered by the rubble of residental fill, there now is […]

Confluence Project Updates From Seattle Public Utilities Webpage on seattle.gov

Thornton Creek Confluence Updates August 18 Construction Update   The project reached a milestone earlier this week when the north branch of the creek was reconnected to the main stem, marking completion of in-water work on the north branch and main stem. This brings us one step closer to project completion and also means one […]

Washington Board Upholds Stormwater Rules and Watershed Scale Planning!

Stringent regs withstand a challenge by Puget Sound cities and counties.   Lisa Stiffler on April 17, 2014 at 10:08 am Cut and Pasted from Sightlines Institutes excellent “Sightlines Daily” blog. Check it out at: http://daily.sightline.org/ What is exciting to me (Chuck D, VP of Membership) is the focus of dealing with stormwater on a watershed scale […]

Seattle Tree Map has taken flight

On March 1 Seattle Audubon officially launched the Seattle Tree Map, a website that allows users to contribute to urban forest monitoring and conservation through a shared inventory of our city’s trees. They rely on people like us to help document and care for Seattle’s trees. At Seattle Tree Map you can: Find a tree […]