Streamkeeper Academy 2018 kicks off the new year “up a creek” and with two wildlife events.

Dress for the weather of the Hayho Creek riparian restoration training event, and bring a seat cushion and blanket to make the Chinook Room lecture chairs more comfortable for two great indoor wildlife shows in the Northwest Stream Center Visitors Building. 

Never been to the Northwest Stream Center?  Get directions here: Contact.

Call 425-316-8592 to register.

Hayho Creek Streamside Planting

Join the Adopt A Stream Foundation “Stream Team” to help plant 700 potted trees and 2,500 “live stakes” of willow, dogwood, and cottonwood that will grow into shrubs and trees next to Hayho Creek, a small tributary of Quilceda Creek that flows between Arlington and Marysville into the Snohomish River.  The gathering spot is across the street from 14524 40th Avenue NE, Marysville WA

You will get “down and dirty” as you learn how to plant trees so that they will survive and thrive.  So be prepared with clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and wear footwear that will keep your feet dry.

Your effort will benefit Coho salmon, cutthroat trout, and a wide variety of wildlife for hundreds of years into the future, and help reduce water pollution from the surrounding watershed.  A great way to start out the new year!

We are going to provide shovel and gloves.  Also, we are going to provide snacks to keep your energy up. 

Interested in joining the “Stream Team” for this event? Let Ecologist Zach Mallon know you are coming so we know how many tools and snacks to bring; he can be reached at 425-316-8592 or via email at zacharym@streamkeeper.org.

Date: Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 
Time: 10AM to 1PM
Tickets: This is a free learning event that is fun and rewarding for the whole family.    

All About Beavers

Sammy the Salmon is the evening’s master of ceremony and he will open the show
by teaching you why beaver ponds are great places for juvenile salmon steelhead and trout.

Then, you will see the 31 minute IMAX movie Beavers: the best dam movie ever! 

Take a virtual swim with Beavers and experience the rich aquatic habitat of one of natures greatest engineers.  Set in the pristine forest and lakes in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the film follows the lives of a family of beavers as they grow, play and transform the worlds around them...these critters are amazing engineers!!!

Beavers has played to over 14 million viewers and delighted audiences all over the world.

At the end of movie, Fred the Head, the skull of a 69lb. beaver, will join stream ecologist and big beaver fan Tom Murdoch who will use his telepathic powers to extract audience questions about beaver habits and habitat requirement, quickly answer those questions and share some “face to face” beaver experiences.

Call early to reserve a seat as space is limited for this Friday night event!!

Date: Friday, Jan 19, 2018 
Time: 7 PM
Tickets: $5 Members / $7 Non-members. Advance Purchase Necessary by calling 425-316-8592    
Age Recommendation: This wonderful film is great for the whole family!  Attention parents: kids love this film

White Birds of Winter

Join biologist Martha Jordan and learn myths, legends and facts about Washington's White Birds of Winter...our native Trumpeter and Tundra swans and snow geese. Martha will present spectacular photographs and teach you about their life history, biology, and identification tips. 

will also share some of her exciting and entertaining experiences being a “mother swan” at her home.

During this Streamkeeper Academy event, Martha will teach you some of the problems and controversy that these beautiful birds face on their Washington State Wintering grounds...and what is needed to ensure their future. 

By the way, in addition to “mothering” baby swans, she also helps in the care of injured adult water fowl.

Martha is the Executive Director o the Northwest Swan Conservation Asociation -- a non-profit organization dedicated to assuring the vitality and welfare of wild swan populations (www.nwswans.org). 

Free Swan Identification Pamphlets will be provided to everyone who attends.

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Members / $7 Non-members. Advance Purchase Necessary by calling 425-316-8592
Minimum Class Size: 15
Age Recommendation: Grade 5 to Adult.