Third Annual Salmon Celebration – September 16th


The Salmon Stewards of Lane County and the McKenzie Watershed Council are pleased to invite the community to celebrate the return of the salmon to our Northwest rivers at the third annual Salmon Celebration from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at McKenzie Fish Hatchery. This salmon-focused event will feature hands-on education, art, and entertainment for all ages.

In addition to salmon, the McKenzie River watershed provides sustenance for other fish, wildlife and plant species. We depend on these same waters to provide electricity for our homes, irrigation for our crops, fish for anglers and guide businesses, and a place for our families to play, picnic, camp, and hike. This event will provide a variety of hands-on activities that give attendees the opportunity to discover and appreciate the complex river ecosystem and the significance of salmon to the people of the Northwest.

For over 20 years, students in Lane County have participated in Salmon Watch field trips, and we are excited to invite the community to participate in those same experiences at the Salmon Celebration. Volunteer educators will provide hands-on learning opportunities on topics including macroinvertebrate identification, water quality, riparian ecology, and the significance of salmon as a cultural icon of the Pacific Northwest.

Salmon Celebration is family-friendly, open to the public, and admission is free.

Salmon Celebration will be held at McKenzie Fish Hatchery. The McKenzie Hatchery is located at 43863 Greer Dr, Leaburg, OR 97489.

 

For more information, contact Justin Demeter at education@mckenziewc.org or (458) 201-8150.

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