Last week, the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group (HCSEG) received a generous $1,800 grant from the Sierra Pacific Foundation. The grant will support this summer’s Music on the Estuary concert series at the Salmon Center, which will benefit the development of a community amphitheater to support arts, music, and education in the North Mason region.
“This generous support from the Sierra Pacific Foundation means a great deal to the North Mason community,” said Mendy Harlow, executive director of HCSEG. “We look forward to this summer’s community concert series and the development of the Fishbowl Amphitheatre, which will serve our community and youth for many years to come.”
Over the last year, HCSEG and community partners have been working to develop the Fishbowl Amphitheater at the Salmon Center. The amphitheater will look out over the Union River Estuary, providing a space for local musicians and artists, as well as for youth visiting the Salmon Center.
The community is invited to the 2018 Music on the Estuary concert series, which will take place on June 23rd, July 13th, and August 25th at the Salmon Center. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit this page. Tickets are just $5 and the Mason Transit Authority will operate a concert bus from Shelton and Hoodsport.
About the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group
The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group is one of 14 Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, or RFEGs, created by the Washington State Legislature in 1990. The RFEGs were created to be active partners in assisting Washington State in salmon recovery efforts, supported by community volunteers. The RFEGs were tasked with supplementing fish populations, restoring salmon habitat, and developing salmon-related education programs. The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group was granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation status in November 1990. For more information, visitwww.pnwsalmoncenter.org.
About Sierra Pacific Industries and the Sierra Pacific Foundation
Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California. The firm owns and manages nearly 1.9 million acres of timberland in California and Washington and is the second largest lumber producer in the United States. Sierra Pacific Industries is committed to managing its lands in a responsible and sustainable manner to protect the environment, while providing quality wood products and renewable power for consumers.
The Sierra Pacific Foundation was established and funded in 1979. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over six million dollars in Higher Education scholarships to dependent children of SPI employees. The Foundation also contributes to youth activities and other organizations in the communities in which Sierra Pacific Industries has facilities.