Working Together for
Clean Water

The Salmon are Back

The fall salmon run has started in downtown Olympia!  Chinook salmon can be seen from the 5th Ave bridge near the fish ladder. All season you can view salmon at various locations throughout Thurston County.
Fall Salmon Viewing


Olympia Oyster Seed Planting Project

Join Stream Team and the Olympia Oyster Seed Planting Project on the beach! Help build oyster bags and reseed oysters at low tide while you learn about the oyster life cycle, the important role they play in our estuary’s ecosystem and how they help clean the waters of South Puget Sound.

Go Salmon Sleuthing

This fall, make salmon viewing a Nature Sleuths adventure! Nature Sleuths is an all ages, family-friendly treasure hunt that will take you through old growth forests, hidden urban gems, beaver ponds, marine beaches and much more!
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Upcoming Events

Learn, have fun and help our local waters.

Hands-On Science

Roll up your sleeves and get your boots wet! Experience real hands-on science.

Get Involved

Explore with us! Lectures, workshops and volunteer events.

Fall 2023 Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Oysters…Nature’s Water Filter
  • Creature Feature: Chum Salmon
  • Trees and Stormwater: A Perfect Match
  • The Clean Water Act: Then and Now
  • Beavers in the Urban Landscape Part 3
  • An Autumn of Natural Yard Care and Going Green
  • And More!

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