Enjoy hot cider and snacks while learning from trained Salmon Stewards about the wild spawning chum salmon at the McLane Creek Nature Trail on Sunday, November 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The celebration, hosted by Thurston County Stream Team and the state Department of Natural Resources, takes place rain or shine. Visitors are advised to come dressed for the weather and to wear sturdy boots or shoes. Participants will meet at the covered shelter in the lower parking lot. -30-
To get to the McLane Creek Nature Trail, take the Evergreen State College exit from northbound Highway 101. Exit at Mud Bay Road and turn left at the stop sign onto Delphi Road. After 3.4 miles, turn right at the trail sign. Visitors need to display a Discover Pass when they enter because the trail is a state recreation site. For information about how to purchase a $10 day pass or $30 annual pass, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
Every fall, chum salmon return from the ocean to spawn in South Puget Sound. McLane Creek is home to a completely wild run of these salmon. The run began in early November and will continue through early-December, peaking around Thanksgiving. Salmon Stewards will be on the trail to answer questions every Saturday and Sunday, and Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving weekend, weather permitting.
For more information, please contact Chris Maun at 360-754-3355 ext. 6377 or by email at email@example.com. You can also visit Stream Team's website at www.streamteam.info for information about upcoming events.
The McLane Nature Trail Salmon Stewards is a volunteer program coordinated by the Thurston County Stream Team program. Stream Team is a regional program sponsored by the Storm and Surface Water Utilities of Thurston County, Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater.