Forage Fish Program Training Coming Up!

Come one, come all!  The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group is announcing a new volunteer driven Forage Fish Nearshore Assessment Program!  We plan to survey a minimum of 20 sites per month all around Hood Canal year round and we need your help.  At each location, volunteers will be collecting a small amount of sediment from the beach, then analyzing that sediment for the presence of sand lance and surf smelt eggs.

We are trying to gather some dedicated volunteers who are interested in performing these surveys on a regular basis.  As we have partnered with WDFW, we will be offering a forage fish survey training session on July 13th.  This training will be conducted by a WDFW biologist and will be an all-day event.  Check-in time will start at 8:30 am at the Salmon Center, with the training officially starting at 9:00 am.  We will spend the first part of the day in the classroom learning about the different aspects of a forage fish beach survey, then we will head to Twanoh State Park to do an actual survey.  Next we will break for lunch and finally we will come back to the Salmon Center to analyze the sample.  The training should be finished no later than 4:00 pm.  We are required to have a WDFW training person on every survey group, so we definitely need your help!!

If interested, please RSVP as soon as possible to seth@pnwsalmoncenter.org or 360-275-3575 x 12.

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