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“Sammy the Salmon”


What is a watershed? The large area of land around a stream that drains to that stream.

What is a riparian zone? The area of vegetation next to a stream that affects the ecology of that stream. 

What are benthic macroinvertebrates? Aquatic life with no spines that you can see without a microscope living on the bottom of streams. 

Can I see how they are linked together with fish? Look at Fresh Waters Flowing from the Video Section of the Nature Store. Enjoy - its free!

Is there a light hearted introduction on how to inventory and monitor streams?  Get the Streamkeeper starring Bill Nye the Science Guy just released on DVD! 

Elevated Nature Trail 99% complete!!

Progress Report & Map

Spring Nature Walk Exceeded Expectations!

Recent Stream Restoration Work

Allen Creek benefits from new streamside plants - Marysville Globe

New Sockeye Salmon Spawning Location:   Check it out on King 5 TV news!

A Message on How to Make Streams  Better for Salmon and Trout

from Adopt A Stream Foundaton Director Tom Murdoch

Trout Stream Exhibit Has Trout

Last year 121 Cutthroat trout were transferred from North Creek to the Trout Stream Exhibit...they seem to be doing fine along with the company of some fresh water mussels and crawfish.


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Internship Opportunities

Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

WWU Intern Wiley Chub cleans viewing window of the Trout Stream Exhibit

Volunteer Opportunities

All Year

Volunteers Larry and Kristin “harvest” leaves from the Trout Stream Exhibit

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Sammy teaches the life cycle of salmon to 80 Riverview Elementary School

2nd graders



Spring Riparian Zone Planting events next to Allen, Catherine and Little Pilchuck Creeks were very successful check out the Feb, Mar, and April articles in the Press & News page.

Get Help for Failing Septic Tanks near a streams, lakes, or Puget Sounds in Snohomish County.   A brand new program has begun to give you help:


Sammy the Salmon checks new fish ladder

In 2006, the Adopt A Stream Foundation won  the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Radical Salmon : Innovations in Salmon Restoration Design award for  a “Stacked Culvert Fish Ladder.” 

Since then, we have installed three. Swim upstream with Sammy the Salmon to the newest fish ladder on Japanese Gulch!!


Streamkeeper Academy Program 2015 Highlights


Wildlife Wednesday’s Free Movies

1   Beavers

8   Over the Hedge

15 Hoot

22 Seasons of the Otter

29  First Flight:  A Mother Hummingbirds Story

TBA Salmon Forest July Series