The following video was taken during one of many visits by the Carkeek Park Tiny Trees day care group on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Thanks to Liz, Tess, Julie, and Jenn for setting up the times for CWCAP to share our wonderful outdoor classroom!
Below is a video of school fish from 28 public, private, and home schools in the Salmon in the Classroom program that were raised from eggs, cared for, and studied for 3 months in chilled 55 gallon aquariums, and then delivered to the Carkeek Imprint Pond for feeding and imprinting by CWCAP Imprint Stewards. These fish were released into Venema Creek on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM (here is the archived post/flyer from this release party).
The Imprint Pond System not only includes the iconic 900 gallon Les Malmgren Imprint Pond, but 2 Egg Incubator/Self-release tanks and an efficient Intake System some 200 feet upstream. The Intake System brings fresh oxygenated creek water into two large Sedimentation Tanks, through the incubators and imprint pond, then back out into Venema Creek. This entire system uses no motors or electricity, but the inspiring physics of simple gravitation and ingenious hydraulics. Below is a slide show depicting random photos and events around the Carkeek (Les Malmgren) Imprint Pond.