The Adopt A Stream Foundation, Snohomish County Parks and Surface Water Management thought that it would be a nice idea to help everyone out from the post holiday “Visa Blues” with some inexpensive entertainment. 

Bring a seat cushion and blanket to make the Northwest Stream Center lecture chairs more comfortable and kick-off the 2016 with two great nature events. 

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

Call 425-316-8592 to register.

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 19, 2017
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.

Swamp Creek Tree Planting

Join the Adopt A Stream Foundation Stream Team and learn how to plant native plants and shrubs the correct way - so that they will survive! 
The site is on the South Side of Swamp Creek just upstream from where it flows into the Sammamish River and Lake Washington.
This is going to be an adventure...getting there will be fun! 
To get to the site where you will help plant 400 trees and shrubs next to Swamp Creek, you will be transported by boat from the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center, located at 7353 NE 175th Street, Kenmore, WA 98028 (use your smartphone for directions as this location is tucked away behind some condos).
Of course, dress for the weather and waterproof foot wear is advised.
In addition to planting a new forest that will help keep Swamp Creek cool in the summer months the way salmon and trout like it, you might wind up on TV like our November, 2016 crew ... check out what happened then on KING or KOMO TV.

The Swamp Creek tree planting adventure is a FREE!  Registration is not required, but a call  to 425-316-8592 or email message letting us know you are going to attend to aasf@streamkeeper.org would be appreciated.

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 10 am to 2pm
Tickets: FREE
Age Recommendation: 6 years to old folks who are young at heart

Beavers: the best Dam movie ever!!

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

Then, you will see the 31 minute IMAX movie Beavers

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 27, 2017 
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