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MEDIA ADVISORY
                                                    
November 17, 2011

Chum salmon return to McLane Creek
Celebration November 20

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Thurston County Stream Team are teaming up to celebrate the return of chum salmon to McLane Creek. This public celebration will be Sunday, November 20, from noon to 2 p.m. at the McLane Creek Nature Trail located off of Delphi Road.

Who: Everyone is invited
What:Celebrating the return of the chum salmon
When: November 20, 2011, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Where: The McLane Creek Nature Trail 
Directions:  Go to www.streamteam.info

Each year thousands of chum salmon make the long journey home from the ocean to McLane Creek to spawn. The McLane Creek Nature Trail, part of Capitol State Forest and managed by DNR, offers excellent viewing of this native wild run of salmon.

Stream Team Salmon Stewards will give guided tours from DNR’s new covered shelter to the viewing platform. Hot cider and snacks will be provided, plus some hands-on learning activities. The celebration will take place rain or shine. Visitors are advised to come dressed for the weather and to wear sturdy boots or shoes. Parking is limited; carpooling is encouraged.

For additional information, contact Ann Marie Finan at 360-754-3355, ext. 6857, or visit the Stream Team website at www.streamteam.info .

Please note, the McLane Creek Nature Trail is part of the Capitol State Forest and is a DNR recreation site. Beginning July 1, 2011, vehicles are required to display a Discover Pass when visiting state recreation lands managed by DNR and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. For information about how to purchase a $10-per-day pass or $30 annual pass, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov

Stream Team is sponsored by the storm and surface water utilities of Thurston County, Tumwater, Lacey and Olympia. Stream Team is a volunteer-based program that protects and enhances local streams, creeks, and rivers in Thurston County.

Media Contacts:
Nick Cronquist, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, 360-480-2700, nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov
Ann Marie Finan, Thurston County Stream Team, 360-754-3355, Ext. 6857

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