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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! 


Holiday Trees For Salmon M-F 9-5

Until they are gone! Live holiday trees ($30 to $50) will be available at the NW Stream Center.  After the holidays, return your tree to us and it will be planted next to a salmon stream in 2015! You will also get a 2015 Adopt A Stream Foundation Membership with your tree purchase.

Nature Store Open M-F 9-5

Looking for a place to shop without a crowd? Stop by the Northwest Stream Center Nature Store for unique holiday gifts.

Elevated Nature Trail 70% complete!

Progress Report & Map

New Visitor Enjoys the View

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.

Some Old But Good News

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


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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


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


16  All About Beavers

22 Winged Migration

29 White Birds of Winter


12 The Streamkeeper


7 All About Bears