Maps, links and other material relevant to Thornton Creek and the Thornton Creek watershed. If you’d like to suggest an addition to the TCA library, please contact us.


Thornton Creek Watershed Background 


King County Stream and Water Quality Monitoring Program: Thornton Creek

Seattle Watershed Projects Map

Thornton Creek Watershed: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Duwamish Tribe and Their Stories


Around the Shed – Seattle Public Utilities Projects

NEW! Thornton Natural Drainage Project 

Knickerbocker Floodplain

Meadowbrook Creek and Pond

Thornton Creek Confluence and Meadowbrook Pond Project 2014 – 2015

NE 93rd Street Culvert Repair Project

Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel

Parks and Natural Areas

Thornton Creek Natural Areas

Matthews Beach Park

Meadowbrook Playfield

Friends of Meadowbrook Pond

Sandpoint and NE 95th Natural Area – Not a Link but a go look see!




Salmon Friendly Seattle

Salmon Watchers Program: A King County supported program for volunteers looking for salmon in King County creeks, including Thornton Creek. Join and get your own pair of pink sunglasses!


Native Plant Resources


King County Northwest Native Plant GuideThis web site offers a wealth of environmental information, including very handy native plant and invasive weed data bases.

King County Conservation District: Very inexpensive bare-root plants go on sale late November and become available in March.  Large batches only, so maybe pool your order with a friend.

Washington Native Plant SocietyThis site is packed with useful information.  They also have annual fall and spring plants sales.

Burke MuseumHere you’ll find a comprehensive collection of data on our native plants.

Go NativesCheck the web site for occasional sales.  Good source of advice as well.





Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Transforming Seattle’s urban landscape, creating green elements that welcome the rain – storing, draining, and cleaning it.

Pinehurst Green Grid: Green stormwater project completed in the fall of 2006.


Trees and the Urban Forest


Green Seattle Partnership: “Creating a sustainable network of healthy forested parklands throughout Seattle, supported by an aware, engaged community.” An impressive public/private organization that anyone working in a Seattle natural area or park will want to know.

Friends Of Urban Forests Protecting Seattle’s trees and it’s urban forest infrastructure. A wonderful resource with lots of background on how other cities, counties and states protect theiir city trees.

Plant Amnesty: Learn how to care for, and take action on behalf of, trees and shrubs.

ReLeaf Seattle: All about Seattle’s urban forest infrastructure and the recent plans and actions with regard to it.

Sustainable Urban Forest Coalition: City Forest Stewards of America Unite!

Tree PAC: The TreePAC mission is to influence the government to protect, maintain and increase the urban forest.


Watershed and Citizens Groups


Fauntleroy Watershed: One of the oldest and most successful citizen groups that has been restoring this West Seattle watershed for over 25 years.

Protect Our Waters: The City of Seattle’s commitment to take actions and promote partnerships that protect and improve our creeks, lakes, the Duwamish River and Puget Sound

Sno-King Watershed Council: Working to protect streams and watersheds in north King and south Snohomish Counties by networking environmental and neighborhood groups, scientists, technical experts and interested citizens. A wonderful wealth of reference information and a world of grassroots groups in the north Lake Washington Watershed.

 King County Streams MonitoringSelect from a pull down menu to read detailed stream monitoring reports on streams “a to z” in King County.