Workshop: How to “adopt” a stream and keep it safe for people and fish

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Boeing Creek
Photo by Kyle McQueen
Interested in "adopting" your local stream? 

On Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7pm, stream ecologist Tom Murdoch will present "five steps of how to adopt a stream" that work! 

This event takes place at the Adopt A Stream Foundation's Northwest Stream Center (NWSC) Thursday night, May 30 at 7pm. 

The NWSC is located at the south end of Snohomish County's McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett 98208.

Advance registration is required by calling 425-316-8592; $5 Adopt A Stream Foundation Members, $7 non-members.

The stream talk begins outdoors where you will see close up how streams work while observing trout, crayfish, sculpin and freshwater mussels in the Northwest Stream Center Trout Stream Exhibit.

Then Murdoch will take you indoors for a fast paced presentation that will teach you how go back outdoors to gather physical, biological, and chemical information. You will also learn how to investigate the historical, social, and political characteristics of your watershed.

Then, you will learn how to present all of that information to land use decision makers.

Presenting development “cumulative impacts” from the Streamkeeper’s Field Guide

Great examples will be shared during the Streamkeeper Tales closure to the workshop - come and leave inspired to take action!

Murdoch, the Adopt A Stream Foundation Director, has been roaming around local streams for the last 40+ years. Along the way, he became the editor of Adopting A Stream: A NW Handbook and Adopting A Wetland: A Northwest Guide, co-author of the Streamkeeper's Field Guide: Watershed Inventory and Stream Monitoring Methods, and principal script writer for the Streamkeeper video starring Bill Nye, the Science Guy.

He also put the “pause button” on some poorly planned developments and led a few hundred successful fish and wildlife habitat restoration projects. Come to this workshop and you will get to see one of those projects: a three-acre wetland restored from a parking lot next to the Northwest Stream Center Visitors Building.

View details on how to “adopt” a stream HERE


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