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Years after emerging from its cobbled nest, a salmon returns to that same spot. Hundreds of river miles, thousands in the ocean, 9 dams, out and back, and all the perils in between. Paired now with another, preparing their own nest, a redd, to spawn the next generation. Back, in their home stream.
Homestream Park is dedicated to the rivers and fish of the Methow Valley. A place to pause, to reflect, to observe. And mostly to consider our role and responsibility in protecting the wild of these rivers forever.
Located on 2 acres of riverfront just downstream from the town of Winthrop, WA, the park will include an interpretive trail, sculptures, and a public gathering area with covered shelters, picnic tables, and a kid's play fort. The land will be restored to its natural riparian and floodplain condition.
We hope to celebrate the park's opening Fall 2019, just in time to welcome home the season's returning salmon. Check back for updates and progress.
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Project Partners

Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group was formed in 2000 to involve local communities, citizen volunteers, and landowners in salmon recovery efforts in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, and Ferry Counties.
We thank them for helping us find and apply for funding for riparian and floodplain restoration, and for their offer to pay for interpretive signage.
Huge thanks to the Cascade Concrete team for their generous donation of materials for the construction of the walking trail, ADA parking, BIG boulders, river rocks for the salmon sculpture, and a little bit of concrete!
We are humbled and grateful for the strong support and encouragement we have received from the Colville Tribe for the creation of a park that honors the whole history of the Methow Valley, anchored by tribal member Smoker Marchand's inspiring sculptures.
From the first meeting, Jamie will approach your business uniquely, drawing ideas and concepts from your services, products and customers. Whether it's a single photograph or an entire ad campaign, she has you covered!
Thank you Jamie for the great video and the donated editing hours.
Johnston Architects provides design and planning services for civic projects, multi-family and mixed use developments, and custom homes.
We thank them for donating their design talents to turn our vision for Homestream Park into visual reality.
Methow Arts Alliance enriches the lives of the people living in rural Okanogan County by making the Arts an integral, dynamic aspect of community, economic vitality, public education and civic life.
We thank them for helping us with a funding request for the sculptures.
The Methow Conservancy's mission is to inspire people to care for and conserve the land of the Methow Valley.
They have provided all levels of support, from technical to operational to inspirational, as we have launched our vision for Homestream Park.
Rob Crandall's passion is rooted in native plants. He sees his company as the 'got to' place when a landscaping project requires native seeds and plantings as the solution.
We so appreciate Rob's donation of consulting and design services in the formulation of our restoration plan.
Methow Recycles inspires and facilitates resource conservation through recycling, waste prevention, and materials reuse in the Methow Valley.
They have offered to help us ensure that any building materials salvaged from the clean-up of the property get re-used or recycled.
Methow Reservations is the valley's local source for lodging at Inns, Hotels, B&B's, vacation rentals, condos, cabins, and more!
We thank them for paying certain permitting fees for the approval of our building, sculpture, and signage plans.
The Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation exists to help the Methow community steward its river ecosystems through scientifically based and locally controlled salmon recovery projects.
MSRF has provided sage advice and insights about our project, and are looking into funding for the maintenance of the restored landscape.
Methow Trails mission is to connect people, nature and communities through a world-class trail system.
We thank Methow Trails for their strong support of our vision and their offer to aid in the trail design and construction.
We thank the Methow Valley Fly Fishing Club for their generous donation to pay for interpretive signage at Homesteam Park.
The mission of the Methow Valley Interpretive Center is to create, fund and operate an interpretive center that recognizes the pre-European native inhabitants and portrays the geology and natural history of the Methow Valley.
We are grateful for their partnership along with the Methow Tribe to help Homestream Park organize its grand opening and salmon celebration.
A huge thanks to North Valley Lumber for the generous discounts on building products needed for the build out of Homestream Park.
The Okanogan County Electric Cooperative's mission is to build and maintain an electric distribution system and distribute electricity to its members within its service territory in the Methow Valley.
We thank the OCEC for the removal of all the metal collected during the cleanup of the property and delivering it to the annual valley-wide metal recycling drive. They also helped us remove the large rooftop sign from our historic barn.
Owen Almquist has admired the iconic willow tree at Homestream Park throughout his life, and jumped on the opportunity to give it a much needed prune. We thank him for his generous discount for his services.
Palm Construction is a family owned and operated business dedicated to preserving the beauty of our valley by doing work that is sensitive to the land and the environment.
We thank Palm for donating a portion of their excavation services to reshape the 2 acres into a more natural riparian and floodplain condition.
At the core of Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects is the pursuit of balance: between natural and built environments, between a client's vision and real world parameters, between beauty and utility.
We so appreciate PBW's enthusiastic donation of their planning and design services to create the public gathering space at the park.
Virgil Smoker Marchand is a member of the Arrow Lakes Band of the Colville Confederated Tribes and a self-taught artist whose practice is based on bronze and steel works.
We are thrilled to be working with Smoker in the creation of our showpiece sculptures of spawning salmon and a tribal fish camp.
We are so grateful for Susan Sprague's outreach to us when she first learned about Homestream Park. With her experience developing interpretive signage, and a keen graphic sense, she will help us educate and inspire through artful signage. Plus she donated her service for our logo!
Tackman Surveying Firm employs the latest technology to provide for all of your survey needs.
We are grateful for their generous donation of services required for the design, permitting, and construction of Homestream Park.
Tall Timber specializes in custom buildings, unique materials, and satisfied customers.
We're grateful to have Tall Timber overseeing the construction of covered shelters and the remodel of the historic forest service barn.
"I am fascinated by the creation of culture, by our unique responses to our ecosystem, and by the outcomes that emerge from how an individual or a society choose to live."
- Tori Karpenko
Thank you Tori for your artistic contribution to the design and construction of the kids' lookout.
Trout Unlimited's mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.
We thank the local and regional TU team for their generous funding of interpretive signage.
The Upper Columbia United Tribes takes a proactive, collaborative, and science-based approach to promoting fish, water, wildlife, diverse habitat, and Indian culture in the Northwest.
We are grateful for their generous donation for general support of Homestream Park.
The Dept of Ecology serves Washington by protecting, preserving, and enhancing the state's environment for current and future generations.
We are so thankful to receive generous restoration funding from Ecology's Terry Husseman Grant through the Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group.
WasteWise is committed to the responsible management of the Methow Valley's waste stream.
We appreciate their waiving of certain fees for the waste removal from the site resulting from our spring clean up.
Windy Valley Landscaping provides a full range of high quality landscape design and construction services.
We so appreciate their donation of a temporary irrigation system for the new plantings throughout the park.
The Town of Winthrop: Gateway to the North Cascades.
We appreciate the strong show of support from the Town of Winthrop as we partner with them on all the technical requirements of creating a park along the river.
We are grateful for the overwhelming community support for our vision for Homestream Park, with special mention going out to Little Star Montessori, Richard Hart, Joanna Bastian, Colville Tribe, Robes Parrish, and Shafer Museum. Their advice and advocacy has been invaluable.

Press

New park celebrates local salmon The Methow Valley News
1/9/2019
Homestream Park Coming to Winthrop The Methow Conservancy
December 2018