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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

Recent Stream Restoration Work

Check out the Adopt A Stream Foundation Facebook page.

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!


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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

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

2nd graders



Sammy the Salmon Wants You! !

Help restore riparian zones next to Catherine Creek October 24 and Munson Creek November 14.  Fun for the whole family

Waterfowl Interpretive Sign Photo Contest

Have some great photos of pairs of Northwest waterfowl? Like to share your pictures on an interpretive sign next to the Elevated Nature Walk?  Find out how here!  Submit those award winning pictures by November 22.

Holiday Trees for Salmon at the NW Stream Center Saturday December 12, 10am to 2pm!

Live cedar, Sitka spruce & Douglas fir trees will be for sale.  Enjoy your tree during the holidays and plant it afterwards - or bring it back to us and we will plant your tree next to a local salmon stream in the spring of 2016.  

Questions?  425-316-8592


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 2015 CALENDAR


4   Junior Streamkeepers (sold out)

5   Wolverines

13 Beavers

14 Riparian Zone Planting Training


12 Holiday Trees for Salmon

January 2016

28  White Birds of Winter

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