It’s that time of year again! The summer chum spawning salmon are soon to be making their way back up Chimacum Creek. As part of the WA Fish and Wildlife monitoring process that has been conducted annually since the stream underwent a supplementation program almost 30 years ago, Salmon Coalition volunteers will be walking sections of the creek to collect data on spawning numbers.
If you think this is something that would interest you, please come to our Summer Chum Spawner Surveyor Training on Thursday, August 17th from 10 am – 12pm in Port Hadlock, WA to learn more. Click here to RSVP for training and receive location details.
Thursday, August 17th
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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The Salmon Coalition is hiring for a part time Administrative Assistant. Please see the below job description for more information and how to apply.
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We are excited to be hosting our first behind the scenes tour of Marrowstone Vineyards. Meet the owners, learn about the wine and sample the new blend, “Riverbed Red(d)”, made with grapes from a Salmon Safe Farm. We’ll also be enjoying clam chowder & hors d’oeuvres.
July 27th, 5:30 – 8 pm
Suggested donation: $25/pp
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We’re hiring our next WA Conservation Corps Individual Placement member. Click below to view the full job description and see how to apply.
Join us on Tuesday, June 13th from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Peabody Creek Urban Park in Port Angeles as we pull invasive English ivy and herb robert as well as plant salmonberry and do some streamside cleanup. If you were there with us this past winter, this is your chance to check on your trees and see what’s working well and what needs help!
Please bring warm and waterproof clothes and boots, shovels and gloves if you have them (some will be provided), and a lunch. Warm drinks, snacks and limited tools and rain gear will be provided.
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This past Sunday, a small group of Salmon Coalition volunteers – including two dedicated youngsters – planted a variety of potted stock from our native plant nursery at an active restoration site owned by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. The site, which has already received one major installment of plantings earlier in the season, is located along the Dungeness River. Only two years ago, the area contained just a side channel of the mighty river which flowed through residential backyards and was small enough to be jumped across. However after a single storm event, the river diverted the majority of its flow to this area and began actively eating up the streambank creating hazards for homes. After relocating the streamside inhabitants and removing houses and infrastructure, the Jamestown Tribe is working on restoring this area back to its historic state of floodplain zone in an attempt to provide the river an area in which to meander and diffuse its energy.
This past week the Salmon Coalition led local students in two different macro invertebrate lessons. The first took Blue Heron 8th graders out to Snow Creek at two different sites to collect bugs, identify species, and make conclusions about the water quality based on what species they found. Students monitored both an upper stream and lower esturine site and made comparisons.
For the second curriculum, Salmon Coalition staff collected bugs (or “macros”) in containers and brought them in to the Chimacum 6th grade science class to look at under microscopes. Both schools compared the findings of these biological water health indicators to the results of chemical and physical water quality testing that they did with their teachers. Students learned about the different types of water monitoring and how this relates to broader environmental issues such as stream complexity, forest health and climate change.
On Saturday, June 3rd, join the Salmon Coalition at our native plant nursery at Finnriver Farm (their tasting room location) for a morning of learning plant ID, maintenance in the nursery, and fun in the sun followed by an afternoon at the Finnriver cider garden!
From 10 am – 12 pm, we’ll be down at the nursery where we’ll be talking about native tree and shrub identification and getting some work done (placing pallets, weeding potted plants and organizing plants by species). Then at noon, we’ll saunter up to the cider garden for some summertime fun! Salmon Coalition attendees will receive happy hour pours and a 20% bottle discount. Bring a sack lunch, grab a drink of your choice and mingle with fellow habitat enthusiasts! Brats and pizza will also be available for purchase at the tasting room.
Don’t think you can make the nursery event but still want to come mingle at the cider garden? No problem! We’d love to see you there.
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From Port Townsend, follow Rt 19 South and take a right on Center Rd when you get into Chimacum. Then take your next right through the gate into Finnriver Farm and Cidery. We’ll be gathering on the lawn area, as you walk in.
What to bring:
Water bottle, sack lunch, work gloves (some will be provided), boots and clothing choices suitable for being outside. If you’ve got one, you can also bring a PNW native plant ID book!
Contact Olivia at email@example.com or call our office at (360) 379-8051 for more information.