First batch of salmon are released at Carkeek Park!

First of the season release of 30,000 Chum salmon fry into Venema Creek, March 24, 2019. Each of the well-wishers in this photo are equipped with plastic cards to help flip salmon fry back into the main channel after possibly flopping too close to the banks.

CWCAP and 25 enthusiastic volunteers, visitors and families released a batch of about 30,000 Chum salmon fry into Venema Creek at Carkeek Park on Sunday, March 24. This was the first batch of fish to be released at the park in 2019.

Since March 16, thousands of salmon have also been slowly self-releasing from CWCAP‘s Egg Incubator/Self-release tank. Those fish will been completely gone by March 29.

Beginning on Friday, March 29, small salmon fry will start arriving at the Imprint Pond from schools in the Salmon in the Schools program. Between March 29 and April 19, 25 schools will bring their fish to be cared for and imprinted by CWCAP‘s Salmon Imprint Stewards until their final release in May.

Please stop by Carkeek Park and look for the Help Feed Salmon sign indicating that CWCAP stewards are feeding salmon. Imprint Steward volunteers are at the park 3 times a day for a short period in the morning, mid-day, and early evening. Times vary, so look for the Help Feed Salmon sign.

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