Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

Volunteer

Volunteers make our work possible. From data collection at fish traps, habitat restoration, support at fundraising events, and education programs, so much of what we do is made possible by the dedicated and passionate involvement of our community.

You will not be able to sign-up without registering first.

Volunteer

Volunteers make our work possible. From data collection at fish traps, habitat restoration, support at fundraising events, and education programs, so much of what we do is made possible by the dedicated and passionate involvement of our community.

You will not be able to sign-up without registering first.

Hood CAnal Steelhead Project

hood canal steelhead project

We are seeking volunteers to help monitor juvenile smolt traps on the Tahuya, Dewatto, and Little Quilcene Rivers as part of the Hood Canal Steelhead Project! As a volunteer you will assist HCSEG staff and interns to conduct rotary screw trap checks and learn about fish sampling protocols. All waders/boots/equipment will be provided!

These traps are checked every day in the morning by interns and volunteers from April 1st to May 31st. You can sign up to help check either the Tahuya and Dewatto traps or the Little Quilcene trap. Volunteers will meet at the Salmon Center at 9:00 AM; unless another convenient location is agreed upon by volunteers and HCSEG staff.

The Hood Canal Steelhead Project is a 16-year project (2007-2022) that aims to restore three steelhead populations in Hood Canal while evaluating the effectiveness of hatchery supplementation as a conservation strategy for steelhead.

location

Meet at the Salmon Center:

600 NE Roessel Rd.

Belfair WA 98528

time

9am

day

Every day from April 1st - May 31st

Chum Outmigration Project

chum outmigration project

Are you passionate about salmon? Do you want to contribute and learn a ton too?  Help us monitor juvenile Chum Salmon on the Union River! Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group has been researching juvenile chum abundance, timing, and productivity for the past three years and we are seeking volunteers to help during the 2021 chum trapping season.  As a volunteer you will assist HCSEG staff and interns to conduct rotary screw trap checks and learn about fish sampling protocols. All waders/boots/equipment will be provided!

volunteer shifts:

We have shifts available every day of the week from 9am-12pm

location

Meet at the Salmon Center:

600 NE Roessel Rd.

Belfair WA 98528

Volunteer Planting Events

Volunteer Planting Events

It’s planting season! By installing native plants and shrubs in critical salmon habitat, we are strengthening our ecosystems, making them more resilient against climate change, invasive plant species, and other factors detrimental to our sacred salmon’s survival. All plantings are on Saturdays from 10am-3pm. Click the sign-up button to view dates and locations.

time

All planting events are from 10am-3pm

day

All planting events are on Saturdays

garden work parties

garden work parties

Join us at the Farm at Water’s Edge for a volunteer work party! Farm at Water’s Edge is a certified organic farm providing our community with seasonal, fresh produce on a donation only basis. It also serves as an education tool for students and demonstrates how responsible, sustainable agriculture can coexist with salmon habitat. This is a great opportunity to support this community resource, as well as ask any of your spring garden questions to our knowledgeable staff and participating volunteers!
 
WHAT TO EXPECT: A masked and socially distanced evening of working in the U-Pick Gardens with a small group of other community members and members of the Salmon Center P-Patch garden. The tasks may include weeding, mulching, planting, cleaning etc.  We welcome people of varying abilities and are happy to work with you to find something for everyone to do, but do shoot us an email if you believe you will need special accommodations, so we can be better prepared for you.  We welcome you to stay for as long as you are able, so if you need to leave after an hour that’s okay.

date

May 23rd / 1-4pm

location

The Salmon Center

600 NE Roessel Rd.

Belfair WA 98528

Farm at water's edge

farm at water's edge

Volunteer on the Farm at Water’s Edge! We could really use your help operating this small, sustainable organic farm located near the Union River estuary – which is critical habitat for our Pacific Northwest salmon. Learn how our farm coexists with the surrounding ecosystem, all the while helping us manage our U-Pick gardens – which provide seasonal, organic produce to our community at a donation-only basis.

days

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

time

1pm -4pm

location

The Salmon Center

600 NE Roessel Rd.

Belfair WA 98528

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