Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship
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 --
Stewardship Resources for Watershed Residents
- Tips on How You Can Help Miller/Walker Creeks: Start Being a Better Steward Today
- Adult Salmon Monitoring Program - contact the Basin Steward to volunteer!
- Volunteer Calendar: Get Dirty for Clean Water and Healthy Habitat
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
Explore Your Watershed
- Miller Creek Photo Tour
- Walker Creek Photo Tour
- Miller and Walker Creeks Basin Plan:
Recommendations to Improve the Streams
- Aerial photo of combined Miller and Walker Creek basins, showing vegetation, lakes, streams, streets, buildings, and city boundaries (Adobe Acrobat)
- Map of combined Miller Creek and Walker Creek basins, showing lakes, streams, streets, and city boundaries (Adobe Acrobat)
- Aerial photo of Miller Creek basin only, showing vegetation, lakes, streams, streets, buildings, and city boundaries (Adobe Acrobat)
- Map of Miller Creek basin only, showing lakes, streams, streets, and city boundaries (Adobe Acrobat)
- Aerial photo of Walker Creek basin only, showing vegetation, lakes, streams, streets, buildings, and city boundaries (Adobe Acrobat)
- Map of Walker Creek basin only, showing lakes, streams, streets, and city boundaries (Adobe Acrobat)
- Other maps from the City of Burien
- Monitoring Info: How Are Miller/Walker Creeks Doing?
Basin Steward Available to HelpIris Kemp is the basin steward. The basin steward can help you:
- Volunteer to help plant trees and control 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
For more information, check out the Miller Walker Basin Stewardship Program Brochure!
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.
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News and announcements
January 16, 2024
Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Please join us 6pm-8pm, Wednesday, January 24 at the Cove (1500 SW Shorebrook Dr, Normandy Park) to learn about salmon and tire dust in local creeks. All are welcome!
Thank you for another great year of Miller-Walker Basin Stewardship! Click here to read about our accomplishments this year.
Please join us for volunteer events beginning in March 2024! Sign up for our mailing list to receive event notifications in your email.
Miller-Walker Creek questions
- Contact Iris Kemp
Lake Burien questions
- Direct questions about Lake Burien, including toxic algae testing, to Rachael Gravon or Chris Knutson