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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! 


The steady decline of salmon runs to Lake Washington

from the Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

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 ares 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!


Help us keep making every day Earth Day:


Internship Opportunities

Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

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

Volunteer Opportunities

All Year

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

Call for details:


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

2nd graders



March Volunteers for Salmon Wanted!!

All ages are invited to join the Adopt A Stream Team and plant last year’s Holiday Trees for Salmon next Catherine Creek

at 2547 Grade Road, Lake Stevens WA 98258 on

Saturday March 19, 10am to 2 pm. 

Be there and you can have fun and do great things for salmon! 

Gloves, Tools and refreshments supplied!

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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


15 All About Beavers

28  White Birds of Winter

29  Junior Streamkeepers (sold out)


12 First Flight: Hummingbird story

18 Season of the Otter

25 The Streamkeeper

Bears on March 26!

Cougars on May 12!

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