Field trips, lectures during salmon event Field trips, lectures during salmon event

  • Mon May 12th, 2008 11:55pm
  • Life

Salmon in the San Juan Islands? In San Juan County, as in almost every corner of Washington State, citizens are guiding salmon recovery though one of the local groups called Lead Entities. Local governments and citizens work through Lead Entities to plan salmon recovery efforts and guide high priority habitat restoration projects. They develop strategies, rank projects and apply for grants together.

Barbara Rosenkotter, coordinator for the county’s Lead Entity says, “Come learn about local salmon recovery work here in the San Juans. This will be a fun event with interesting presentations, games for kids, and tours by boat and on foot of the Deer Harbor estuary. And it’s all free!”

The all-day Salmon Recovery event will take place May 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Deer Harbor Community Club. Shuttles will run between Orcas Landing and Deer Harbor marina.

The schedule for the day is:

· 10:30 – 11 Displays and Refreshments

· 10:30 – noon Kids Camp for ages 5-12. Kids’ Camp is being put on by the San Juan Nature Institute with guest instructors. There will be activities like “Animal Detectives,” the “Web of Life” and a “Salmon Scent Trail,” with different age appropriate activities for kids 5-12.

· 11 – noon Keynote Speaker Billy Frank, Jr. of the Nisqually Indian Tribe. Under his leadership, the tribal role over the past 30 years has evolved from that of activists, fighting the state to secure fishing rights reserved in treaties with the United States government, to managers of the resource. Celebrated regionally, nationally and internationally as an outstanding Native American leader, Frank has been the recipient of numerous recognition awards, including the 1991 Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and the 1990 Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award for Humanitarian Achievement.

· Noon – 12:45 Light Lunch (Catered by the Orcas Village Store)

· 12:45-2:30 Field Trips – walking tour of estuary, boat tour of estuary with underwater video camera, and more Fun and Educational Activities.

For further information, contact Rosenkotter at barbarar@co.san-juan.wa.us. or call 360-370-759.

Salmon in the San Juan Islands? In San Juan County, as in almost every corner of Washington State, citizens are guiding salmon recovery though one of the local groups called Lead Entities. Local governments and citizens work through Lead Entities to plan salmon recovery efforts and guide high priority habitat restoration projects. They develop strategies, rank projects and apply for grants together.

Barbara Rosenkotter, coordinator for the county’s Lead Entity says, “Come learn about local salmon recovery work here in the San Juans. This will be a fun event with interesting presentations, games for kids, and tours by boat and on foot of the Deer Harbor estuary. And it’s all free!”

The all-day Salmon Recovery event will take place May 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Deer Harbor Community Club. Shuttles will run between Orcas Landing and Deer Harbor marina.

The schedule for the day is:

· 10:30 – 11 Displays and Refreshments

· 10:30 – noon Kids Camp for ages 5-12. Kids’ Camp is being put on by the San Juan Nature Institute with guest instructors. There will be activities like “Animal Detectives,” the “Web of Life” and a “Salmon Scent Trail,” with different age appropriate activities for kids 5-12.

· 11 – noon Keynote Speaker Billy Frank, Jr. of the Nisqually Indian Tribe. Under his leadership, the tribal role over the past 30 years has evolved from that of activists, fighting the state to secure fishing rights reserved in treaties with the United States government, to managers of the resource. Celebrated regionally, nationally and internationally as an outstanding Native American leader, Frank has been the recipient of numerous recognition awards, including the 1991 Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and the 1990 Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award for Humanitarian Achievement.

· Noon – 12:45 Light Lunch (Catered by the Orcas Village Store)

· 12:45-2:30 Field Trips – walking tour of estuary, boat tour of estuary with underwater video camera, and more Fun and Educational Activities.

For further information, contact Rosenkotter at barbarar@co.san-juan.wa.us. or call 360-370-759.