Snohomish County Surface Water Management's (SWM) Watershed Stewards work in partnership with citizens, community groups, local jurisdictions, and state and federal agencies to protect and enhance water quality and aquatic habitats.
They are your personal link to resources and information. They can answer your questions about streams, water quality, and habitat restoration.
How Can We Help You?
Our professional Watershed Stewards provide technical assistance, advice, and ideas to help you better steward the natural resources on your property! There are several ways that we can help:
- Free Site Visits: Watershed Stewards are available to make site visits at the request of property owners to discuss questions they may have regarding streamside habitat, native plant recommendations, invasive species control, beavers, water quality, and development issues.
- Habitat Restoration: Watershed Stewards work collaboratively with streamside landowners to develop and implement habitat restoration projects. This could include removing invasive plants, restoring native vegetation, and fencing livestock away from streams.
- Technical Assistance: Watershed Stewards assist landowners, developers, and jurisdictions to find technical support to reduce impacts to streams and wetlands affected by development through sustainable techniques. They also provide watershed expertise and technical assistance to other surface water management groups, county departments, nongovernmental organizations, and state and federal agencies.
Request a Free Site Visit
If you have questions about the natural resources on your property, and are interested in learning how SWM’s Watershed Stewards can help you, sign up to a request a free site visit!