TCA Meeting in the News

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) talks about their floodplain maps for Thornton Creek

The following letter came from Seattle Public Utilities to introduce some discussion by the Federal Emergency Management Agency concerning floodplain mapping in the Thornton Creek watershed.  A meeting took place; whether or not you attended, you can find more information in the links the letter contains. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello, I want to share the details of a public […]

Volunteering for environment is good for your body

Follow this link to a great article in the Seattle Times about pulling ivy with EarthCorps   Fit for Life columnist Nicole Tsong is all in for working hard and doing good for the planet by volunteering with EarthCorps, the nonprofit Seattle-based organization dedicated to environmental restoration and developing community leaders.

Trees for Neighborhoods

The Trees for Neighborhoods Program is starting up again! The Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. Participants in the program receive: Free trees (up to 4 per household) Watering bags Training on proper planting and care Ongoing care reminders and workshop opportunities   Applications for the 2013 Trees for […]

Updating the City’s Stormwater Regulations

Our stormwater code protects people, property, and the environment by controlling how rain water runs off of streets, buildings, and parking lots. This stormwater runoff can cause flooding, landslides, and erosion that can damage our homes, businesses, and property. Stormwater is also the main source for pollutants in our creeks, lakes, bays, and other waterways. […]

Water Quality: Report Suspected Pollution in the Creek

The water quality of Thornton Creek continues to be in the news. Last week, TCA’s meeting was attended by Q13 television news — you can watch their report on human fecal bacteria in Thornton Creek here: Source of contamination in smelly Thornton Creek a mystery Author of the study, Dr. Jonathan Frodge, was the featured […]

TCA Facebook: 200 ‘Likes’

TCA has reached 200 ‘Likes’ here on Facebook! Join us for our next meeting, Thursday, June 27th, 7:15pm at Meadowbrook Community Center. SPU stormwater scientist Jonathan Frodge will discuss his study’s most recent results regarding human fecal waste bacteria found in Thornton Creek. TCA meetings are always free & open to the public. For background info, […]

Video about Thornton Creek Watershed

Ruth Williams worked with students from Nathan High School at Beaver Pond Natural Area this Spring. Check out this great video made by one of the students.  

Thornton Creek Water Quality in the News

E.coli warning issued for Seattle’s Thornton Creek   As reported in the news media, the public is being warned to stay out of Thornton Creek due to high concentrations of human E.coli. The news is in response to the recent report “Investigation of Bacteria Sources in the Thornton Creek Watershed” by SPU stormwater scientist Dr. Jonathan Frodge. Dr. […]

Upcoming Bike Master Plan Open Houses

June 13 North Seattle at Roosevelt High School Lunchroom, 1410 NE 66th St OPEN HOUSES 6:00 to 7:30PM Presentation at 6:30PM Questions? Visit  or contact or (206) 733-9973