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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! 


Latest Elevated Nature Walk News

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

Trout Stream Exhibit Has Trout

Cutthroat trout from North Creek as seen through the Trout Stream Exhibit viewing windows are doing fine in company of with some fresh water mussels & clam, brook Lamprey and crawfish.


A nice stop on the road and a reason to smile!


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Internship Opportunities

Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

WWU Intern Kaitlin Andes cleans viewing window of the Trout Stream Exhibit

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 2016 CALENDAR


30 Take A Walk on the Wild Side (sold out)


6, 12, 19, 26 Swamp Kids (all sold out)

14 The Way of Trout

13, 20, 27 Salmon in the Forest

28 Take A Walk on the Wild Side (sold out)

Need Help for Failing Septic Tanks near a streams, lakes, or Puget Sounds in Snohomish County?

Volunteer Opportunities

All Year

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