Northwest NEWS

September 2, 2002

Local News

Sign up to be a Salmon Watcher

If you're the kind of person who would rather spend time experiencing nature than watching about it on television, King County invites you to become part of an incredible Northwest Experience. Volunteer for the Salmon Watcher Program and learn to identify and record species and numbers of spawning salmonoids in Lake Washington Watershed and Central Puget Sound drainage streams.
   Seeing salmon spawning is an exciting Pacific Northwest experience and helping to track their journey is a way you can make a difference in their recovery.
   To be a part of this fun and fascinating program, register for one of the following training sessions:
   Monday, Sept. 9, at Bellevue Community College, Bellevue.
   Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Woodinville City Hall, Woodinville.
   Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Kirkland Senior Center, Kirkland.
   Monday, Sept. 23, at the Issaquah Fish Hatchery, Issaquah.
   All training sessions are from 7 to 9 p.m. Local professionals will teach volunteers how to identify spawning fish and volunteers will be assigned their own salmon watching sites.
   The program, in its sixth year, is a multi-jurisdictional effort focused on protecting a Pacific Northwest treasure and educating the community in the process.
   To register for a training session, or for more information, contact Katie Sauter at (206) 296-0516 or e-mail salmonwatcher@metrokc.gov.
   New this year, you can also choose your site online at Salmon Watcher Program information is also on the King County Web site at http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/waterres/salmon/index.htm.
   People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations,such as written materials in alternate formats or sign language interpreters, with advance notification.