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StreamFest adds new activities, returns favorites

Participants in North Olympic Land Trust's 10th annual StreamFest will find new activities as well as old favorites.

Offerings at the Sunday, Aug. 30, event include:

• Ennis Creek open house stream walks at 1 and 2 p.m., hosted by three fisheries experts. Limited to the first 12 who sign up at the StreamFest Central booth. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a fairly steep trail.

• Ongoing fly-tying instruction and 3 p.m. fly-fishing demonstration hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishers

• Chef demonstrations hourly between noon-5 p.m. focusing on local produce

• A forest walk at 4 p.m., led by a professional forester.

• Survivor's Outdoor Experience nonprofit program. Those who walk, run or bicycle to StreamFest can enter a raffle and put their names on an honor roll for People-Powered Participants.

• Port Angeles Farmers Market vendors with vegetables, fruits, eggs and flowers. Free reusable bags, donated by Sunny Farms Country Store, will be available for taking produce home.

• StreamFest smorgasbord, noon-3 p.m.; details online at www.nolt.org.

• Bird walk at noon with Bob Boekelheide, director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center.

• Booths hosted from 1-5 p.m. with information on caring for the area's natural and cultural assets.

• Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association ensembles perform at 12:30, 1:45 and

4 p.m.

• Pond Critters open house from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Procession of the Species parade at 5 p.m. for children and adults costumed as their favorite animals or plants. Costuming help is available.

• StreamFest silent auction; see item information online at www.nolt.org

• Consultations with gardening columnist Andrew May

Smorgasbord tickets, $15, are available from Port Book and News and Feiro Marine Life Center, Port Angeles; Pacific Mist Books, Sequim; Sunny Farms Country Store's Farm and Garden Store between the two cities; www.nolt.org or 417-1815.

StreamFest organizers still are accepting donations of berries for the cobbler, items for the silent auction, reusable spoons, forks and bowls, and offers to help during the Saturday, Aug. 29, setup from

1-6 p.m. and Sunday event

from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and about an hour before and after for setup and cleanup.

StreamFest supports the Land Trust. Established in 1990, the nonprofit organization has protected about 1,500 acres in Clallam County, mostly through voluntary, permanent agreements called conservation easements. The Land Trust helps landowners establish the legal agreements and takes responsibility for upholding them in perpetuity.

More information about StreamFest, including arrangements for physical needs, and about the Land Trust is available from www.nolt.org and the Land Trust office, 417-1815.



StreamFest

when's, where's

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Admission and

activities are free

Smorgasbord tickets cost $15. Berry cobbler and drinks can be purchased separately.

Free shuttles from the Eagles parking lot, U.S. Highway 101 and Penn Street in Port Angeles, to the StreamFest site, 824 Lindberg Road, opposite Peninsula Golf Club. Golf cart assistance available from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Benefit for the

North Olympic Land Trust



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