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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 heath.keirstead@marionswcd.net. 

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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