Creek Alliance is a citizen's group of residents around Austin Creek
and the surrounding neighborhood which formed to exchange information
regarding neighborhood issues. The Association has a particular interest
in monitoring and protecting their watershed. CCWI is supporting the
Austin Creek Alliance in conducting citizen monitoring on Austin Creek.
focus of this project is to identify pollution sources and problems
in water quality, and use data collected to develop fact sheets
and educational materials for the general public highlighting best
management practices and strategies for reducing pollution. Of particular
interest on Austin Creek are recent timber harvests on Kohute Gulch
and ongoing gravel mining in the main stem's lower reaches. The
project's orientation and initial sampling date was July 25, 2002.