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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Ann Marie Pearce, Thurston County Stream Team Coordinator, 754-3355, ext. 6857

Chum Salmon and Cider Event at McLane Creek Nature Trail, Nov. 18

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 18 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.

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 mid-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 Ann Marie Pearce at 360-754-3355 ext. 6857 or by email at pearcea@co.thurston.wa.us You can also visit Stream Team's website at www.streamteam.info for information about upcoming events.

Salmon Stewards is a volunteer program coordinated by the regional Stream Team program. The program is sponsored by the Storm and Surface Water Utility of Thurston County and the cities of Tumwater, Lacey and Olympia.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3