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-2pm or 11am-3pm. Click the sign-up button to view dates and locations.

time

All planting events are from 10am-2pm or 11am-3pm

day

All planting events are on Saturdays

Summer chum outmigration

The Union River

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 four years and we are seeking volunteers to help during the 2022 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 training, waders, and boots will be provided! Besides identifying and counting the fish in the trap, volunteers are encouraged to participate in the DNA sampling as well.

In the early season (January to mid-February) the trap checks take roughly 1 to 2 hours. As the out migration increases (mid-February through March) the trap checks can take longer, but usually no more than 3 hours.

You can sign up for this volunteer opportunity with friends and family!

Volunteer shifts available every day of the week!

9am-12pm

The Salmon Center / 600 NE Roessel Rd.

Bark Park Work Parties

Bark Park work parties

Help us continue building a gravel trail from the Belfair Bark Park at the Salmon Center around the large field beside it for both humans and dogs to take walks in nature together!
 
We will be laying black geo-textile fabric and spreading gravel via small trailer loads and wheel-barrows. If you have your own wheel-barrow or tools, you are encouraged to bring them!
 
Please bring water, lunch, and gloves. Watch for inclimate weather and prepare accordingly. Boots are recommended for the wet grass, and potentially mud!
 
Please meet at the Salmon Center garage.

Saturday / Dec. 11th

10am-12pm

The Salmon Center / 600 NE Roessel RD.

garden work parties

garden work parties

Currently closed to new sign-ups. Please check back or register to volunteer to recieve updates!

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!

We will be meeting by the Salmon Center garage at 9:15am

Every Saturday!

9:30am-12:30pm

The Salmon Center / 600 NE Roessel RD.

Farm at water's edge

farm at water's edge

Currently closed to new sign-ups. Please check back or register to volunteer to recieve updates!

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, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

times

9am-12pm and 1pm -4pm

location

The Salmon Center

600 NE Roessel Rd.

Belfair WA 98528