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This discussion will focus on what is known about this wild population and the challenges they face presently.

Salmon and water restoration on Orcas

  • Sun Mar 7th, 2021 1:30am
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Join Meeting of the Minds this month for “Cascade Creek Coho Salmon and Water Restoration” presented by fisheries consultant, Jenny De Groot.

Unbeknownst to many islanders, coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kitsutch) spawn and rear naturally in the San Juan Islands, and little is known about them to date. This discussion will focus on what is known about this wild population and the challenges they face presently.

Jenny De Groot, owner of Speckled Trout Consulting, LLC, received her MSc. from the University of British Columbia and has worked on research projects in Alaska, British Columbia, and Antarctica, studying sea otters, harbor seals, Weddell seals and coastal cutthroat trout, before making her home in the San Juan Islands.

To attend, go to the Orcas Senior Center website (www.orcasseniors.org) before 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 17; click the “Join Here” link, and enter the provided passcode. To receive an email reminder, register in advance by clicking on “Register Here.”

Attendance is free or with a suggested $5 donation.