New Volunteer Opportunities Announced!

COUNTING JUVENILE SALMON/STEELHEAD MONITORING TRAPS: An important part of the ongoing steelhead research project is to count young fish as they migrate out of the streams. We are looking for a few more strong, intrepid volunteers on March 29th, to help install a fish trap on the Dewatto River. We are also looking for a few more volunteers to help with daily trap checks and fish sampling at each of the trap sites, Tahuya, Dewatto and Little Quilcene Rivers. We still have a few days open including Saturday’s beginning April 1st through May 31st. This is a great opportunity to get out to the rivers and handle juvenile salmon. Volunteers will be working with a research intern or staff member. During the early and late parts of the season, sampling generally lasts from 9 am to about 1 pm. Mid-season (during peak smolt outmigration), daily sampling may take longer. If you are interested in the opportunity to install a trap and/or handle and sample juvenile salmon, please contact Michelle at michelle@pnwsalmoncenter.org, 360-275-9722 to sign up.

RIPARIAN PLANTINGS: Come out and help to improve salmon habitat by planting native trees along the Tahuya River. We aim to plant 200 native Western Red Cedar and Sitka Spruce on Wednesday March 20th, 9AM to 3PM. There will be a short walk down the river to the planting site, carrying plants and tools. Tools and waders are provided. Please dress for the weather and bring a lunch. If you are interested please contact Michelle at 360-275-9722 or michelle@pnwsalmoncenter.org to sign up.

SPRING GARDEN WORK PARTIES: Does all this sunny weather have you itching for fresh vegetables? Our seed orders have come in and our next step is to clean up the old beds and get them ready for planting. Come out and get your hands dirty with us! Learn about bed preparation, weeding techniques, propagation, direct seeding, and transplanting. After the beds are cleaned up we will start seeding in our great new greenhouse! Please dress for the weather. We will be out in the garden every Thursday 9 AM to 12 PM! Tools, warm drinks, and snacks from the farm will be provided! If you have questions, please contact Leah at leah@pnwsalmoncenter.org or (360) 275-9722. See you in the garden!

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