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Central Puget Sound

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Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship

Photo of stream flowing through a forest  

We all can be good stewards of Miller and Walker Creeks! Whether you live right next to the streams or a mile away, your actions can help improve water quality and reduce stormwater in the creeks and beyond.  Remember -- Logo that reads  

Stewardship Resources for Watershed Residents 
This Web site provides resources to help watershed residents be good stewards:

Why Good Stewardship Matters
Whether you live near or far from Miller and Walker Creeks, good stewardship of our land and water carries multiple benefits:

  • Healthier home and yard for children and pets
  • Cleaner water in our streams and at Puget Sound beaches
  • Less flooding and erosion
  • Healthy urban forests and green spaces

Basin Steward Available to Help Photo showing volunteers planting trees along Miller Creek in Burien in October 2007
Elissa Ostergaard is the basin steward.  The basin steward can help you:

  • Volunteer to help plant trees and control invasive weeds
  • Improve your streamside property with natural yard care and use of native plants
  • Arrange a presentation for your school, community group, or faith community
  • Report fish sightings or non-emergency problems with the creeks

Establishing a basin steward to be a single point of contact for activities and information related to the basin was recommended in the Miller and Walker Creeks Basin Plan.

Stewardship of the Miller/Walker Creeks basin is jointly funded by the City of Burien, City of Normandy Park, City of SeaTac, King County, and the Port of Seattle. On behalf of the partners, this page is proudly hosted by King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks - Water and Land Resources Division.

Sponsoring jurisdictions

Miller-Walker Creek questions

Lake Burien questions

  • Direct questions about Lake Burien, including toxic algae testing, to Sally Abella

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