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Stream Team



The Federal Way Stream Team is made up of curious and passionate volunteers who monitor our local waterways and help the City meet it's water quality goals. The City offers training and equipment to anyone interested in becoming a community scientist and learning more about our local streams. Scroll to the bottom for information about upcoming trainings.

Stream Team Goals:

  • Educate residents about water quality issues in Federal Way
  • Engage volunteers in watershed stewardship
  • Provide useful water quality data to the Surface Water Management Division
What Do Stream Team Volunteers Do?
  • Spend 1-2 hours per month, September through June, monitoring a particular stream
  • Test the water chemistry, including dissolved oxygen, pH, and turbidity
  • Conduct a visual survey of the location

Who Are Stream Team Volunteers?

  • Residents of Federal Way
  • At least 18 years of age, or accompanied by an adult
  • Able to commit to 2-3 hours per month, throughout the course of the year
  • Excited to learn new skills and give back to their community

How Do I Become A Stream Team Volunteer?


Upcoming Trainings

Stream Team volunteers are required to attend both trainings before going out into the field by themselves. Please RSVP by emailing SWM@Cityoffederalway.com, or calling 253-835-2704.

Introduction to Stream Team and Basic Water Quality Monitoring 
September 26th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Patrick Maher Room, City of Federal Way City Hall
Snacks and refreshments provided.
Field Training for Water Quality Monitoring
October 5th, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Site TBD


Interested in joining the Stream Team but can't make it to one or both of the trainings? Contact us for more information.