This week we're featuring a dear Stockist, whom we share a common purpose with: protecting our waterways. Adopt a Stream Foundation is a unique WA-based non-profit that serves to, "teach people how to become stewards of their watersheds." How fantastic is that? It is such an honor to have our plant-based goods carried in their Nature Store, where all proceeds support their Foundation's operations. We hope our interview with Kelly, Communications, Media & Office Manager, leaves you feeling inspired to help maintain and restore the health of our waterways. Cheers!
Note: All photos courtesy of Adopt a Stream Foundation.
Q: What is the name of your business and where are you located?
A: Adopt a Stream Foundation located at Northwest Stream Center 600 128th St SE, Everett WA 98208
Q: How do you signify ownership?
A: 501(c)3 non-profit organization
Q: What kind of shop do you have? What kinds of goods do you carry?
A: The Nature Store at the Northwest Stream Center is a hidden gem right at the center of Snohomish County's McCollum Park. You will find everything from book titles pertaining to the environment, ecosystems, and regional nature guides to children's books and wildlife toys. Not to mention, we have a beautiful selection of locally handcrafted artisanal gifts, as well as a selection of unique t-shirts for the whole family. There is something for everyone here!
All of the proceeds from these sales support operations at the Northwest Stream Center and enable the Adopt A Stream Foundation to continue its mission through Streamkeeper Academy environmental education programming and habitat restoration projects.
Q: Are there any products you carry, in particular, that you want to point your customers towards this winter season?
A: Of course our wonderful selection of local Sea Witch Botanicals products.
Q: Are there words you live by or wisdom you'd like to share?
A: "In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught." -Baba Dioum, Senegalese Forestry Engineer
Q: How do you practice self-care?
A: We love to spend time outdoors, restoring our environment to some version of it's natural state and encouraging others to do the same.
Q: Besides shopping with you, are there any other ways folx can support you?
A: We are are always accepting volunteers at the Northwest Stream Center! If you enjoy being outside, restoring habitat, or teaching others, this is the place for you!
Visit the Northwest Stream Center by making a reservation between Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 AM- 4 PM. Find their latest updates on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AdoptAStreamFoundation/ You can also visit their website if you are interested in learning more about the meaningful work they do to protect streams and wetlands: https://www.streamkeeper.org/