Holiday Trees for Salmon - A Different Gift Idea!

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

If you are looking for an entirely different gift idea, consider a tree! The Adopt A Stream Foundation is selling "Live & Wild" Holiday Trees for Salmon at the Northwest Stream Center Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Wednesday December 6 through December 24.  The Northwest Stream Center is located in Snohomish County's McCollum Park, 600 - 128th Street SE, Everett WA 98208.  During December, you can also enjoy free admission to the beautiful 20-acre forest and wetland complex at the Northwest Stream Center enjoying a 1/2-mile stroll past a Trout Stream Exhibit onto an Elevated Nature Trail that is just shy of 3-feet above the forest floor and surrounding's a beautiful place to be and universally accessible.

"There will be a great selection of live 3 to 5 foot high ($40 to $60) Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, and Douglas Fir trees that are in pots," says Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch. "After the holidays, all trees returned to the Northwest Stream Center will be planted next to local streams helping out next year's salmon runs."

Everyone who purchases a tree will receive an annual Adopt A Stream Foundation membership as a holiday gift.  Benefits include:  free entry to the Northwest Stream Center for 2018,  discounts to 2018 Streamkeeper Academy events, and 10% discounts on purchases at the Northwest Stream Center Nature Store.  And everyone will 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...a great memory of this holiday season.  

Proceeds from Holiday Trees for Salmon and Nature Store sales benefit the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s environmental education programs.  For more information call 425-316-8592 or go to

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