It’s Salmon Season!  Visit us at Community Salmon Watch Day (9/23)! Volunteer for Salmon Watch Field Trips!


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Salmon Watch Volunteer Training

August 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Salmon in a stream with the words Salmon Watch superimposed over the top

Salmon Watch is a place-based, experiential field trip that introduces students to local watersheds and the salmon that inhabit them. The field trip are about 4 hours long and are scheduled for mid-September to mid-October.

Volunteers are essential to Salmon Watch! Each volunteer leads one of these field stations:

  • Salmon Biology: Help students understand what they are seeing as the salmon build redds and fight for position, discuss the salmon life cycle, perform a fish dissection, and help students understand salmon’s cultural importance.
  • Macroinvertebrates: Students wade into the river to explore and collect these marvelous indicators of water quality.
  • Water Quality: Share the wonder of science with these tests – use tools and chemistry to test dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, and turbidity. 
  • Riparian ecology: This station has a lot of room for you to make it your own as you introduce students to the connections between healthy riparian areas and healthy in-stream habitats.

Attend this half-day training to help you prepare for your Salmon Watch shifts. Whether you are a brand-new or returning Salmon Watch volunteer, this training will have something new for you! RSVP to sign up!

If you have any questions, please contact Heath Keirstead at 

Can’t attend on 8/25 but still interested? Our friends at Linn Benton Salmon Watch have volunteer trainings scheduled for 8/18 and 8/20. View details and sign up here.

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August 25, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Packsaddle County Park
34519 N Santiam Hwy
Gates, Oregon 97346 United States
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