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Holiday trees for salmon? & elevated nature trail ‘sneak peek’


Last updated 12/2/2016 at Noon

Sammy the Salmon and a Holiday Tree for Salmon.

The holiday season is upon us. To help coming celebrations, the Adopt A Stream Foundation will be selling 200 "Live & Wild" Holiday Trees for Salmon.

The trees cost $35 to $50 and will be available at the Northwest Stream Center from 10-2 Saturday, Dec. 10.

The Northwest Stream Center is in Snohomish County's McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. (

"There will be a great selection of 3- to 5-foot-high Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, and Douglas Fir trees that are in pots," Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch said.

"After the holidays, all trees that are returned to the Northwest Stream Center will be planted next to local streams helping out next year's salmon runs."

Murdoch advises that all Holiday Trees for Salmon from last year are now growing next to streams providing shade that keeps water temperatures cool just the way salmon and trout like it.

Everyone who purchases a Holiday Tree for Salmon this year will receive a holiday gift of an annual Adopt A Stream Foundation membership ($25 value) which provides discounts on 2017 Streamkeeper Academy events and purchases at the Northwest Stream Center Nature Store - and get the good feeling that comes with knowing their Holiday Tree for Salmon will be doing great things for the Northwest environment long into the future.

As a holiday bonus for stopping by the Northwest Stream Center on the 10th, you get to take a walk on a new ½-mile-long elevated nature trail. There, 100-year-old Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir trees can be seen in a complex forest and wetland system next to a salmon stream.

Another reason to stop by the Northwest Stream Center on Dec. 10 is that it is “tax free” day at its Nature Store (

For more information, call 425-316-8592 or go to


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