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Contact: Rick Hiser, (707) 465-6191
Free, afternoon outings will run on Sunday Dec 3rd and 10th from to Outings will go whenever weather/water/fish conditions allow. Space is limited. Call and register at 707-465-6191.
Participants will carpool in their personal vehicles on gravel roads to select viewing locations. Expect to drive a short distance on gravel roads. Walking short distances over uneven ground may be required. Wet weather gear and sturdy hiking shoes are recommended. Polarized glasses and binoculars are suggested (but not required) for best viewing of fish. The program will be cancelled if it rains, or if water clarity is otherwise altered.
The Mill Creek Watershed, a tributary of the
Salmon are anadromous, meaning they return from the sea to breed. The adult salmon lay their eggs in the gravel and die shortly after spawning. The decomposing adult carcasses provide essential food and nutrients for numerous stream creatures, thereby benefitting the young salmon rearing in the stream. Sediment and water quality, clarity, and temperature—as well as absence of manmade barriers—in these natal streams largely determine the success of salmon reproduction.
For over 100 years, overharvesting, dam construction, habitat destruction from logging, farming, and development, and water pollution from a variety of sources have all contributed to the dramatic decline of salmon populations throughout the
But, there is hope. As people work together to restore the streams, rivers and estuaries, the salmon return. Take advantage of this opportunity to see the salmon, in all their silver beauty and determination, complete their ageless journey.
Participation is limited and pre-registration is required.
This program is FREE !