Ensure Fishing in Puget Sound
On a former fruit orchard overlooking Orcas Island’s East Sound, our Glenwood Springs Field Station is the site of something remarkable: the creation of a Chinook salmon run where none existed before. Begun in a spring-fed stream in 1978 with eggs from a state hatchery, the run has been propagated from returning adult fish since 1982. Because no wild Chinook originate in the San Juan Islands, this new salmon run serves sport, commercial, and tribal fishers while posing little threat to endangered fish.Help ensure sustainable #fishing opportunities in the #SanJuanIslands! Support @Longlivekings #Chinook recovery programs now! Click To Tweet
Since the program began, it has provided nearly one million Chinook salmon for sustainable fisheries in north Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia, helping to drive a recreational and commercial fishing economy that might not survive without this important contribution.
But the future of our Glenwood Springs Field Station and its successful Chinook program are now in question. With public funds diminishing, our ability to continue providing sustainable fishing opportunities in north Puget Sound hangs in the balance. We are dependent more than ever on contributions from private supporters like you.
Please make a donation today in support of Glenwood Springs Field Station and its Chinook program; help ensure ongoing, sustainable, salmon fishing in the San Juans.
Every dollar you give in support of the Glenwood Springs Field Station ensures that five salmon fry are released into the Puget Sound. See how many fry you can help release today.