About Us

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South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group
6700 Martin Way E, Ste 112
Olympia, WA  98516

Our History

SPSSEG was formed by the Washington State Legislature in 1990 as a means of directly involving communities, citizen volunteers, and landowners in salmon recovery. There are 14 Regional Enhancement Groups (RFEGs) state wide.

Our Region

Our Region also known as region #5 is extensive and includes all of Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIA;s) 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and parts of 15. Major watersheds include the Puyallup, Nisqually, and Deschutes Rivers. We also work in nearshore habitats and other watersheds that drain into Puget Sound below a line that runs south of Brown’s Point and north of the entrance to Gig Harbor.


Our Funding Sources

The enhancement Groups are partially funded by $1 and $100 surcharges on sport and commercial fishing licenses. The 1995 State Legislature added revenue form the sale of eggs and carcasses from state hatcheries to the pool of available funds. Other sources of funds come from grants, membership dues, private donations, in kind contributions, and cooperative funding from different agencies and private companies.

The support of our community helps make SPSSEG a key player in the state’s Lead Entity processes for strategically recovering endangered salmonid species and restoring critical salmon habitat. The South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.Click here if you are interested in making a tax deductible contribution to help fund our mission.

Over the past 20 years, SPSSEG has developed a following of devoted individuals willing to donate their time and energy to local salmon restoration and education. SPSSEG’s diverse membership includes sport and commercial fishers, fish biologists, foresters, lawyers, local business people, landowners and many others. Become a member of SPSSEG and support on-the-ground salmon recovery today!

Non-Discrimination Statement

South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group does not discriminate against an employee or client on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any disability.