HCSEG is currently following Washington State and CDC COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety for all volunteers. Thank you for your continued stewardship and support for our organization – we are taking necessary measures to be mindful of your health and safety.

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

April 1st - May 31st

Are you passionate about Steelhead Trout? Do you want to be a part of a one of a kind study attempting to restore three wild steelhead populations in Hood Canal? Do you want to learn a ton about juvenile fish and help out with this important work? If your answers are yes, plus you just want to have some fun in the outdoors, then you are in the right place!

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!

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 8:00 AM- unless another convenient location is agreed upon by volunteers and HCSEG staff.

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.

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. 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!

Volunteers can expect to help us weed, harvest, remove invasive species, turn compost, and/or plant in the garden.

Please remember to check the weather before you come. We recommend wearing closed toed shoes, sun protection and bringing a water bottle.

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

Work Party Dates:

May: 20th, 27th

From 3-6pm

 

June: 11th, 25th

From 9am-12pm

 

July: 2nd, 9th

From 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 / March 12th

10am-1pm

The Salmon Center / 600 NE Roessel RD.

Annual Day of Caring

Annual Day of Caring

June 24, 2022!

The United Way of Kitsap County is excited to present the 28th Annual Day of Caring Friday June 24, 2022! HCSEG has two great volunteer opportunities as part of this event. This is a great time to give back to projects and programs that enhance your local community!

Volunteer at Farm at Water’s Edge

June 24th, 2022

9am-2pm

The Salmon Center / 600 NE Roessel RD.

Join us at Farm at Water’s Edge for a day of upkeep in our community garden! Volunteers will assist in weeding, mulching, planting, or other garden activities. This is a Kid and Family Friendly opportunity! Lunch is provided.

Volunteer on the Union River Estuary Preserve

June 24th, 2022

9am-2pm

The Salmon Center / 600 NE Roessel RD.

Volunteers will assist in activities to enhance and maintain native plantings on the Union River Estuary, supporting the local ecosystem. Tasks will include mulching around native plantings and clearing invasive species. This is a Kid and Family Friendly opportunity! Lunch is provided.

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