Stream Team gives people the opportunity to learn about and participate in restoring and protecting streams, shorelines, and wetlands for a cleaner Puget Sound. Stream Team activities are sponsored by the local Storm and Surface Water Utilities; all programs are free and open to the public.
Throughout the year, a variety of action projects and educational opportunities are sponsored by the Cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Thurston County.
Classes are taught on a range of topics, such as rain gardens, lawn care, and native plants. Workshops and field classes focus on local water resources, natural history, and geology. Check the classes and activities page often to see what's available.
Action projects include planting and maintaining trees and shrubs, marking storm drains with "Keep it Clean and Clear; Drains to Puget Sound" medallions, and monitoring streams by collecting insect samples.
The popular Salmon Stewards provide information about the local salmon runs to the public at three viewing locations; the 5th Avenue Bridge, Tumwater Falls Park, and in the fall, McLane Creek.
Stream Team sponsors four types of activities: macromonitoring of local streams, Salmon Stewards, tree plantings and revegetation maintenance, and educational workshops. Volunteers who participate in all four of these activities have gained important knowledge and understanding of our Pacific Northwest natural history with an emphasis on aquatic habitats and water quality.
Stream Team recognizes these volunteers with a limited "P.S. I Love You" tote bag. You can earn the "P.S. I Love You" tote bag, too. Sign up for Stream Team events today and earn a bag and/or other great Stream Team incentives for volunteering.
This year marks Stream Team's 20th Anniversary in the community. From classes, to outdoor activities, and workshops, Stream Team offers something for everyone.
Contact Patricia Pyle at 360.570.5841 or via e-mail.