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