Rose Freeman (center) and Anastasia Allison of The Musical Mountaineers play atop Sauk Mountain near Concrete in October 2017. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Rose Freeman (center) and Anastasia Allison of The Musical Mountaineers play atop Sauk Mountain near Concrete in October 2017. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Musical Mountaineers’ sunset serenade to launch Adopt a Stream campaign

The nonprofit aims to transform into an “accessible model of sustainability,” with solar panels, electric vehicles and more.

EVERETT — As the sun sets on Saturday, The Musical Mountaineers and Friends will perform at the Northwest Stream Center.

The serenade will launch Adopt a Stream Foundation’s $1.5 million campaign to convert the Northwest Stream Center’s Visitors Building into a Sustainable Ecosystem Lab.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for early admission and priority seating at the stream center, located in McCollum Park at 600 128th St. SE. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Attendees can purchase tickets online, by phone at 425-316-8592 or in person at the stream center’s Nature Store.

Through donations, Adopt a Stream staff hope to transform the Northwest Stream Center into an “accessible model of sustainability,” according to an outline of potential renovations.

Locals can sponsor a slew of sustainability projects at the center:

• Adding 160 solar panels;

• Collecting rainwater for the trout stream exhibit and groundwater system;

• Installing a solar hot water heater;

• Acquiring recycled aluminum siding;

• Placing hand dryers in the bathrooms; and

• Replacing Adopt a Stream gas-powered vehicles with electric vehicles.

“It will become a place where you can see and learn about the latest tools to fight climate change — that you can put to use where you live or work,” said Adopt a Stream’s director, Tom Murdoch, in a press release.

Those interested in donating to the campaign can write checks payable to Adopt a Stream Foundation, or make payments online or by phone at 425-316-8592.

Ta’Leah Van Sistine: 425-339-3460; taleah.vansistine@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @TaLeahRoseV.

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