Helping safeguard streams for the future

A heartfelt thank you to Snohomish Public Works, Surface Water Management. Thank you from The Friends of Cemetery Creek Watershed, to Janet Carroll, Allan Wahl, Darrell Smith, Lynda Ransley, and all others at Surface Water Management who’ve been sharing their expertise with our group in recovery efforts of Cemetery Creek in Snohomish. Historically home to salmon, trout, and an entire wildlife ecosystem, the 1500-acre watershed has been seriously degraded, but now a growing number of folks are scrutinizing the many significant problems and are determined to restore Cemetery Creek and its tributaries to its former beauty and uses.

Surface Water Management has inventoried Cemetery Creek and its tributaries, and provided us with equipment and education to monitor the water quality at a variety of sites. This year they will visit in Snohomish schools so the children can learn about caring for our water resources. Together, we are setting priorities for stream recovery.

You may have noticed blue signs along the roads, identifying streams. As you travel in our watershed, reaching from the Highway 2 bypass, down through Snohomish, all the way to the Snohomish River, maybe you can be aware of Cemetery Creek, listen for the flowing water, enjoy the beauty where you find it, and help us safeguard our streams from further damage.

The friends of Cemetery Creek Watershed


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