Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

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.

Please register before signing up for the below volunteer opportunities.

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.

Please register before signing up for the below volunteer opportunities.

feed the farm animals

(Please write “Animal Volunteer” in your email subject line)

Saturdays (1-2 hours)

At the Salmon Center:

The Salmon Center

600 NE ROESSEL RD. 

BEFAIR WA, 98528

HCSEG’s Farm at Water’s Edge needs a volunteer to feed the farm animals on Saturdays. This will be a 1-2 hour commitment, and instructions and training will be provided. 

Farm at Water’s Edge organic gardens and farm animals are there to demonstrate how salmon, humans, and agriculture can coexist. They provide important education opportunities to our community, as well as organic produce available on a donation only basis. 

the Chum Outmigration Project

the Chum Outmigration Project

Jan. 1st 2020 – May 31st 2020

The Chum Outmigration Project is a critical part of our salmon restoration efforts in the Hood Canal. This is complimentary research to our Summer Chum Project. By researching the full life cycle, we will find indicators about the stability of that salmon run, as well as make informed decisions on how to help restore this ESA threatened species.

As a volunteer you will assist HCSEG staff and interns to conduct juvenile screw trap checks and learn about fish sampling protocols. All waders/boots/equipment will be provided!

Please plan to meet at the Salmon Center (600 NE Roessel Rd., Belfair) at 9AM for departure.

Habitat Restoration: planting parties

Habitat Restoration: planting parties

All plantings are from 10am-3pm

Always meet at the Salmon Center:

The Salmon Center

600 NE ROESSEL RD. 

BEFAIR WA, 98528

Planting Schedule

  • January 11: Big Anderson
  • January 25: Tahuya River (formerly Big Anderson)
  • February 8: Mindy Creek
  • February 22: Tahuya
  • March 7: Union River Estuary

Volunteer at a planting party with HCSEG! We will be planting native shrubs and conifers in critical salmon habitat around the Hood Canal watershed.

Removing invasive plant species and bringing in more native varieties has helped our local ecosystems bounce back and develop healthy habitats for salmon once more. If you are looking for ways to really make a positive impact on your local environment, improving salmon habitat is one of the best ways you can personally take action to help restore threatened Pacific Northwest salmon species.

Please wear warm clothes, boots, and work gloves!
Hot drinks (Coffee and tea), and snacks will be provided.

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