VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Coho Spawner Survey Training – Friday, October 30th!

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The leaves have turned, the days are getting shorter, and everything is pumpkin spice flavored. You know what that means; it’s time for Coho Survey Training! The coho have just begun to arrive in Jimmycomelately Creek, Salmon Creek, and Snow Creek. Soon they will be making their way upstream through Chimacum Creek to find deep pools and to wait for the coming the winter rains. 

We will be holding our annual Coho Survey Training on Friday, October 30th from 9:30am-12:30pm. This year we’ll be in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) conference room,  at Point Hudson in Port Townsend. Here’s a map of the location for your reference.

At the training we’ll cover survey and safety protocols, assign teams and survey stretches, and issue survey equipment. No experience is necessary to join the survey team. We have many experienced volunteers who are very willing and capable of helping new surveyors learn the protocol. 

Soon after the training–early November–volunteer teams will start surveying the upper stretches of Chimacum Creek from HJ Carroll Park to Eaglemount. This is a one-day-per-week commitment, with days and times decided internally by each volunteer team. Each survey typically takes from 2-4 hours. 

If you’re interested in joining our survey team, please RSVP to Emily at outreach@nosc.org or by calling 360-379-8051. If you want to survey but can’t make it to the training, please contact Emily to make other arrangements. 

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