FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|| October 25, 2012
Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management
Celebrate the return of salmon
on November 10
Attend two free events on Chico Creek and learn more
about salmon in Kitsap County
(Port Orchard, WA) Celebrate the return of
the salmon to Kitsap County on Saturday, November 10. Watch migrating salmon
and learn from fish biologists at two locations on Chico Creek in Bremerton:
the Mountaineers Property and Chico Way at Golf Club Hill Road.
This free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both locations. Activities
are for all ages and include informational booths, refreshments, and viewing
salmon in the stream. Biologists will talk about the various types of salmon
in Kitsap, the salmon life cycle and healthy fish habitat.
“Salmon make an amazing journey from our cool Kitsap streams, out to the
ocean for several years, and then back to the same stream where they spawn
and give life to the next generation of salmon,” says Pat Kirschbaum,
Education and Outreach Coordinator for Kitsap County. “Many people visit
their local creek every fall and watch for salmon. The return of salmon is
one of nature’s wonders.”
Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. A visit to the
Mountaineers property involves a hike down to the stream through old growth
forest. Stop anytime during 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at either site. Salmon talks
will be repeated on the hour.
For further information and directions to the viewing sites, visit
www.kpud.org. For more
information, call the Kitsap County Open Line at 360 337-5777.
Photos of past salmon tours are available on
Salmon Tours is sponsored by WSU Kitsap Extension, Washington Sea Grant
Program, Kitsap County Surface and Storm Water Management, Great Peninsula
Conservancy, Suquamish Tribe, Kitsap PUD, Mountaineers and Mountaineer