Holiday Trees for Salmon at the Northwest Stream Center

Nov 21, 2013
Holiday fare

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 and will be available at the Northwest Stream Center from 10-2 Sunday, Dec. 15.

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, Shore Pine, Douglas Fir, and Grand Fir trees that are in pots,” says Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch.

“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 said 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 (see related story: http://www.king5.com/news/environment/Holiday-gift-for-Bear-Creek-200135491.html).

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 2014 Streamkeeper Academy events and purchases at the Northwest Stream Center Nature Store – and 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.

For everyone who celebrates Chanukah, the trees will be available on Nov. 25 for your family’s Chanukah bush.

For more information, call 425-316-8592 or go to www.streamkeeper.org.

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