Bill Hagen, Salmon Programs, 1937-2016

I met Bill when he reached out for volunteer help back in 2014. Always welcoming, friendly and hard-working. A man with great example for others: humble, unselfish and dedicated.

Adan Martinez, UW Student Volunteer, UW Fishery Graduate

It isn’t possible to walk the trails at Carkeek and not watch for Bill there. For his persistent friendliness to everyone, my son and self included, I am grateful. Very sorry news indeed.

Andrea Frank, Carkeek Park Salmon Steward

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Bill. I didn’t know him for very long. He was, however, a great help to the salmon program and a pleasure to be around when working with him

Ashley Orr, Green River College Student Volunteer

Bill, you will be missed. I have never worked with a kinder, more dedicated person in my life. You have been a blessing to Carkeek Park, the salmon and the Salish Sea. We will lift a glass in your honor tonight.

David Koon, President, Carkeek Park Advisory Council

Oh Bill… You had a look at the hydraulics at the Imprint Pond and said, “wait, let’s try this instead.” And we did. Good call Bill…

Rick Henry, Acting Director, Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project

Living on Earth interview: Week of March 2, 2012; Bill discusses Salmon Programs and education at Viewlands Elementary School with KUOW’s Ashley Ahearn.

Salmon eggs will be arriving soon… tis the season!

About 30,000 Chum salmon eggs! Year-round we thank the Suquamish Tribe for their generous participation and genuine friendship in the region and to the community in the Piper’s Creek Watershed.

And at this time every year, CWCAP and volunteers go to Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery to pick up 20-30,000 salmon eggs provided to our salmon programs.

Eggs donated by the Suquamish Tribe’s Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery are placed in incubators at Carkeek Park where they will hatch and eventually self-release into Venema Creek.

At the same time, 29 schools in the Salmon in the Schools program will get 200 salmon eggs each to hatch, feed, and study in their own chilled 55 gallon habitats for eventual release into Venema Creek.

The fall salmon run just ended in early December, but stay tuned because you’ll want to hear how this story continues!