Water Quality in the Creek

Thornton Creek Alliance (TCA) is a volunteer group dedicated to preserving and restoring the health of the stream system which drains the entire northeast Seattle area, Thornton Creek, with its outlet at Matthew’s Beach into Lake Washington.  Thornton Creek has two main sources, one near the Northgate Mall and one at Ronald’s Bog, 175th & Meridian.  The two streams converge at Meadowbrook Pond, directly across the street from the Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Ave NE.)  Meadowbrook Pond is the primary site of filtering the water to prevent silt and debris from travelling further downstream.  The pond has its own volunteer group which works in cooperation with Seattle Public Utilities to help nurture this wonderful urban nature resource, a haven for birds and other wildlife.  Here is a recent photo capture of birdlife at the Pond.

Everyone is invited to the TCA meeting on Thursday, January 24, 7:15 to 9 PM at the Meadowbrook Community Center. TCA meetings are always free and open to the public.  The meeting topics will be the health of Thornton Creek:  results of a recent two-year study; and recent revisions in stormwater code and what it means for property owners.  Speakers will be Jonathan Frodge (scientist) and Sherill Ehlers (stormwater policy advisor) from Seattle Public Utilities.

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