Lesson 8: Ways to be a Steward for Salmon
We think it’s very important to take care of our Pacific Northwest salmon. We do that by being “stewards” of their environment. Stewards are caretakers. Now that you know what makes a healthy salmon stream, we invite you to draw the healthiest salmon stream you can imagine.
Here are some ways you can help take care of nature in your neighborhood:
- Pick up trash in your neighborhood
- Teach others what you know
- Attend a Mountains to Sound Greenway restoration event (!!!)
- Plant native plants in your yard
- Remove invasive plant species (like ivy or blackberry)
- Learn more about salmon by visiting the Issaquah hatchery, Salmon Days, or other salmon-related events
- Support legislation that protects endangered species, wetlands, streams, and native habitat, or supports restoration
- Write to your representative asking them to support salmon habitat protection and restoration.
- Take the bus, walk, or carpool
- Compost food scraps
- Use reusable products instead of single-use, and try to reuse single-use items, too
Can you think of other things you can do?
Thank you to the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust for this educational video series — which was generously funded by:
- Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed
- King County Flood Control District
- King County Wastewater Treatment Division
- King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn
- King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove