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 new year with a great nature film on our big screen and, at the end of the month, enjoy our first 2012 Streamkeeper Academy event:“White Birds of Winter.” 

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

Call 425-316-8592 to register.

Beavers: the best IMAX movie!!...and its free!!!

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 hart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain, 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 the movie, all your questions about beaver habits and habitat requirements will be answered by stream ecologist and beaver fan Tom Murdoch.

By the way, this film will be introduced by Sammy the Salmon who will teach you why beaver ponds are great things for salmon!

Call early to reserve a seat as space is limited for this free showing!!

Date: Friday, Jan 17, 2014  (All Spaces Reserved)
Time: 7 PM
Tickets: This movie is FREE, however, you must register in advance 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, Matha 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 - see her releasing a rehabilitated swan to the wild on King TV.  Swans are the real “Big Bird!”

Martha chairs the Washington Swan Stewards, an affiliate of The Trumpeter Swan Society -- a non-profit organization dedicated to assuring the vitality and welfare of wild swan populations. 

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

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
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.

How to Restore Allen Creek’s Riparian Zone

“Go up a creek” with the Adopt A Stream Foundation and learn how riparian zones (the area of vegetation around a stream that affects its ecology) function, and how to restore the Allen Creek riparian zone that was damaged by horse grazing. - and “do it.”

This will be a fun event.  You will get to wear grubs, learn proper techniques for planting trees and shrubs, and get some great outdoor exercise at the same time.  During the process you will participate in planting hundreds of trees and shrubs that will help out a this small salmon stream NE of Marysville.  Some of those trees are 2012 Holiday Trees for Salmon!

Location:  Allen Creek just east of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church off 67th Avenue

Date: Friday, January 31, 2014
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Tickets: There is a free event! Call 425-316-8592 and let us know if you are going.   
Age Recommendation: A good outdoor learning experience great for the whole family!  And a terrific team builder for community groups - young and old.  Brings some friends, have some fun and a different work out.