Spawning Survey

spawned female Coho Dec. 2012

spawned female Coho Dec. 2012

After the tide gate was retrofitted to improve passage of salmon through the gate, a survey to count the number of spawning salmon was started to determine if the new tidegates were allowing fish to pass through. At first our partners, the Wild Fish Conservancy performed the survey and trained volunteers, but for the past ten years Whidbey Watershed Steward staff and  volunteers have completed the survey. When the fall rains come, and it turns cold is when we walk the stream and look for adult fish. Volunteers need hip waders and a hardy ability to climb around in a wet, cold creek. Contact <rick.baker@whidbeywatersheds.org> if you are interested.