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Boise Creek Community Project

About Boise Creek

Boise Creek, which runs southeast of Enumclaw from the Cascade foothills to the White River, is a significant spawning stream for salmon and cutthroat trout. Property owners in the area share concerns about flooding, drainage, salmon recovery, invasive weeds, soil health, and degraded water quality.

To address these concerns, the King Conservation District and the Pierce Conservation District are collaborating on the Boise Creek Community Project. Funded by a generous grant from The Russell Family Foundation and a WRIA 10 grant, the project will provide expanded services to Enumclaw area landowners.

How King County’s Science and Technical Support staff are working in South King County to help improve water quality in Boise Creek:

Boise Creek Fecal Coliform TMDL Work from King County DNRP.

Community Events and Activities

The Boise Creek Community Project team members currently include local landowner Liz Clark (of Boise Creek Boer Goats) and Stream Steward program manager Nikki Wolf. Our team is available to come and talk to local groups and school classes. We are also available for private meetings with community members. Contact us to schedule a time!

And look for us around the community as we set up tables and share information about resources and services available to local landowners. Contact us if we can set up a table at your business or upcoming event!

Contact Liz Clark 425-282-1901 and/or Nikki Wolf 425-282-1927.

Find out more about the Stream Steward program here.

Upcoming events:

  • Stream Steward Training – December 16, 2014 – Register Here
  • Native Trees of Western Washington Booksigning with Kevin Zobrist – January 17, 2015 at The Sequel Books, Enumclaw, WA, No registration necessary

Recent events have included:

Enumclaw Street Fair – July 25-27, 2014




Knotweed Resources

Please find out more about knotweed by visiting these links:



King County Invasive knotweed control videos
- King County Noxious Weeds
King County Invasive knotweed control videos - King County Noxious Weeds
Knotweed control projects in King County - King County Noxious Weeds
Invasive Knotweed Brochure - King County Department of Water, Land and Resources (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Knotweed Factsheet - King County Department of Water, Land and Resources
Knotweed Information Card (Acrobat PDF) - Downloadable
Japanese Knotweed - Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board

Background Information About Boise Creek
Here are some fact sheets and files to help community members in the Boise Creek Watershed gain a better understanding of the project:

Boise Creek is prime salmon spawning habitat. Some wonderful video examples can be seen here:

Fall 2013 Salmon Run on Boise Creek This was recorded October 29 at the Lower Boise Creek Restoration Site during the fall salmon run. American Dipper Birds enjoy the logs across the creek in this recently restored area.

Chinook salmon spawning in Boise Creek
This video was filmed on September 25th, 2012, at the Lower Boise Creek Restoration Project site, near the confluence of Boise Creek with the White River, Washington.

Steelhead spawning in Boise Creek
This video was filmed May 15th, 2013 at the Lower Boise Creek Restoration Project site, near the confluence of Boise Creek with the White River, Washington.

Pink salmon do battle in Boise Creek
This video was filmed September 9th, 2013 at the Lower Boise Creek Restoration Project site, near the confluence of Boise Creek with the White River, Washington.

Here are some guides for identifying salmon in the Boise Creek Watershed:
Meet the Salmon in Your Neighborhood – Salmon identification guide from Pierce County

Do you need to report a problem?

Drainage and water quality report investigation