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