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 second annual Salmon Celebration from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Hendricks Bridge County Park. 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. (Lane County Parks parking fee may apply)
Salmon Celebration will be held at Hendricks Bridge County Park which is located 9 miles east of downtown Springfield on Highway 126. Hendricks Bridge Park is located at 38870 Hendricks Park Road, Springfield, OR, 97478.