Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group
Union River Trap Chum Count:


Volunteer with Hcseg

Volunteer with Hcseg

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.

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orca recovery day:

Volunteer Planting on lower Big Beef Creek

orca recovery day:

Volunteer Planting on lower Big Beef Creek

Join us at lower Big Beef Creek to plant native trees and shrubs in honor of Orca Recovery Day! In order to save our resident orcas, we must provide healthy, viable habitat for the local salmon populations. Orcas depend on salmon as a primary food source, and lower Big Beef Creek and its estuary is critical habitat for six species of Pacific Salmon.


Saturday, October 17th 




Lower Big Beef Creek

9744 Manley Rd NW

Seabeck, WA 98380

Hood Canal summer chum program

hood canal summer chum program

Are you passionate about salmon? Do you want to contribute to a critical research effort 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 20 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!

This year we will be providing a COVID19 safe environment for volunteers. Volunteers will be asked to wear masks and maintain a proper social distance. All equipment, trailer, and supplies will be sanitized at each trap shift change. HCSEG is dedicated to making sure our volunteers are safe.


The Union River Fish Trap

HWY 300

Union River, Washington

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.


Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat


1pm -4pm


The Salmon Center

600 NE Roessel Rd.

Belfair WA 98528

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