Facts About the Watershed
The Fauntleroy Creek watershed is on the West Seattle peninsula, across Elliott Bay from downtown Seattle, Washington, USA. The natural, geologic watershed is approximately 493 acres. After installation of a storm drainage system, the engineered watershed was reduced to 144.
As one of Seattle’s five major creek watersheds, Fauntleroy benefits from active participation in the city's Restore Our Waters program, which brings resources to the watershed and opportunities to interact with other urban creek advocates. The watershed is also linked to the Puget Sound Partnership's regional action agenda.
As Friends of Fauntleroy Creek, residents began in 1989 to enlist agency partners in preserving and restoring the creek. As Friends of Fauntleroy Park, other residents began in 1998 to host work parties to save the park from invasive plants. The two groups merged in 2001 to form the Fauntleroy Watershed Council and adopted an action plan to guide continued stewardship of the creek system and park.
The council brings together watershed, city, and regional stakeholders to work toward goals related to restoration, maintenance, and non-point pollution. As frequent agency partners, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the State Department of Ecology have permanent representation. The council meets semi-monthly and welcomes the involvement of any watershed resident.
To contact a member of the council's executive committee, see Contact Us.