Volunteers Needed for Chum Outmigration Monitoring!

HCSEG is seeking volunteers! We’ve just begun an effort to trap outmigrating summer chum to build a better understanding of our Union River population. For nearly 20 years, we’ve counted returning adult fish to the river, but this will serve as the first count of outmigrating juvenile fish. Volunteers will head out for a few hours each morning over the next few months to identify and count various fishes in the trap, and also will conduct some DNA sampling. All necessary gear will be provided, and you’ll be trained.

If you’d like to sign up, you can do so at the link below, or by calling Seth at (360) 275-3575. Please plan to meet at the Salmon Center (600 NE Roessel Rd., Belfair) prior to the 9AM departure. Thanks!

Sign Up Here!


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