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Carkeek Park Salmon Steward Training
October 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pmFree
Attend the Carkeek Park Salmon Stewards training and then sign up for three to four, 3-hour shifts on Saturdays and Sundays from November 4 to December 5. Volunteer duties include staffing a salmon information table near Piper’s Creek, roving Piper’s Creek while engaging visitors, answering questions about the salmon return, drinking hot cocoa, coffee, tea, keeping tally of the location and number of salmon returned, and being awesome. Bring your calendar, bag lunch, pen, and weather appropriate clothes to this great training. School credit is available.
Protect Our Waters, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, is the City of Seattle’s commitment to take actions and promote partnerships that protect and improve our creeks, lakes, Duwamish River and Puget Sound. The Salmon Stewards program forges partnership with and trains citizen scientists to thoughtfully educate the approximately 3,000 individuals who visit Piper’s Creek in Carkeek Park each autumn to view the return of spawning chum salmon. By attending this training, you’ll become a volunteer docent educated in best available science. This program allows you to communicate effectively on how the adoption of certain individual actions can positively affect the health of the many waterbodies surrounding Seattle and thus promote the ongoing health of local salmon.