SALMON RELEASES IN FULL SWING
Fauntleroy Creek volunteers welcomed Arbor Heights fifth graders on April 28 for the first of 19 salmon releases this spring in Fauntleroy Park. By the close on May 31, they will have hosted some 750 students releasing an estimated 2,200 coho fry reared through the Salmon in the Schools program.
Principal release volunteers are Dennis Hinton (fish dipping), Pete Draughon (safety), Shannon Ninburg (habitat observation), Jack Lawless (supplemental fish), and Judy Pickens (overall coordination).
At the same time, Dennis and Pete are daily checking smolt traps installed by volunteer Steev Ward in the upper and lower creek to monitor how many coho survived their year in the creek to head to saltwater. To date, they have documented 31, up from 19 in 2016.
Photo is by Peggy, from the Arbor Heights release 4/28
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Fauntleroy Watershed Council Meeting
Thursday, May 11, 7 PM
All are welcome!