Join King County’s Stream Team and help ongoing work to protect, improve fragile ecosystems

King County tracks local watershed health with a team of young environmental scientists who hunt for bugs in local streams. Recruiting begins soon for King County’s 2022 “Stream Team” whose members bushwhack their way to 200 streams through the summer and into fall, collecting and studying the insects that reflect water quality and overall stream conditions, including the effectiveness of ongoing work to restore and enhance these irreplaceable natural resources. 

We’ll begin recruiting for the 2022 Stream Team season in mid-March.

Anyone interested in applying can contact Jenée Colton for additional information. Find out more about the Water and Land Resources Division’s Environmental Education program at

This bug is probably three years old! It’s a stonefly that we’re seeing in increased densities across King County streams.

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