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.

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

big beef creek cleanup

big beef creek cleanup

This estuary, wetlands and riparian habitat is critical for the health of the coho salmon, ESA listed Hood Canal Summer Chum Salmon and ESA listed Puget Sound steelhead that call Big Beef Creek home.

We need some tough guys and gals to help us gather, break down (cutting some of the larger metal debris), and removing debris from Big Beef Creek. 

  • Canvas/work pants, long sleeve shirts, work gloves, and boots are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Please bring your own snack and water.
  • We are in need of 4 wheel drive pick up trucks to help us haul away the debris on both Saturday and Sunday! If you are willing to bring your truck to help with the removal, please email anna@pnwsalmoncenter.org

location

Seabeck Creek

(exact location will be sent upon sign-up)

Dates

Sat. Oct 2nd – Sun. Oct 3rd 

Time

9am – 3pm

On Saturday we will be gathering, breaking down and potentially hauling off debris (depending on pick-up truck availability)

On Sunday we will finish hauling off debris that was staged on Saturday. Volunteers with pick-ups are greatly needed!

Adult summer chum trap

adult summer chum trap

Are you passionate about salmon? Do you want to contribute and learn a ton too? Help us monitor returning adult Summer Chum Salmon on the Union River! Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group has been researching Union River Summer Chum Salmon for 21 years!

Each year we setup a weir trap that captures returning salmon. We rely on volunteers 24/7 to count and identify fish and move them upstream to spawn. HCSEG’s trap is located just outside of Belfair off HWY 300 (just behind QFC) and we have four trap shifts to choose from. We provide waders, a heated trailer, and shelter. This is fun for the whole family!

If you are new to volunteering at this trap, don’t worry, a trained staff member will arrive at the beginning of your first shift to walk you through everything you need to know about checking the trap. Just show up at the Hwy 300 Union River trap location at the beginning of your shift and someone will be there to train you.

There will be a training session on Sunday, August 15th, from 11am-1pm at the Hwy 300 Union River trap location. If you can’t make this training do not worry! HCSEG will work with volunteers to conduct training at the beginning of each shift if needed.

location

Summer Chum Trap

Hwy 300 at the bridge

(just outside of town past QFC)

Belfair WA 98528

garden work parties

garden work parties

Join us at a Farm at Water’s Edge 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. We actually just received our official Salmon Safe certification this spring (woohoo!) This is a great opportunity to support this community resource, as well as ask any of your garden questions to our knowledgeable staff and participating volunteers!

The tasks may include weeding, mulching, planting, cleaning, picking etc. We welcome people of varying abilities and are happy to work with you to find something for everyone to do.

This a great opportunity for all! Individuals, friends, families and kids. See you on the Farm!

dates

Saturdays / 9:30AM-12:30PM

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