Community education and volunteer involvement are two of the most important aspects of SPSSEG’s mission.
Spring is the time that many of our education efforts get underway and we look forward with great aniticpation to kicking off this Spring season at Point Defiance Zoo’s Earth Day on Saturday, April 18. We plan to have a very tasty activity (hint hint) for those who join us there! Many other groups from throughout the Puget Sound region also feature fun, family friendly activities for zoo visitors to enjoy.
Other upcoming educational events include:
…two educational activities organized by Mason Conservation District
Recent events included plantings at Sherwood Creek and Powell Creek, where community members helped restore streams by planting a riparian buffer along the stream banks.
SPSSEG is also set to begin fundraising activities for our education programming, including the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail and Sound Gardens Save Salmon, a program that links our land and home gardening practices with the health of salmon and our watersheds. Please stay tuned for more information on how you can help, or, if you are so inclined, support education efforts now!
AND APPLY FOR OUR NEW PROJECT MANAGER POSITION!
When: Thursday, January 22, 2009
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Lacey Community Center
6729 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA, 98503 map
Every January SPSSEG hosts our annual membership meeting. Of course, you do not have to be an SPSSEG member to attend this FREE EVENT. All are welcome to come enjoy refreshments, an SPSSEG restoration project showcase, and our keynote speakers!
Become a member to vote in new Board of Directors members and vote on amendments to our bylaws at the meeting.
By being a current SPSSEG member you are also eligible to elect up to three new members to the Board of Directors at the 2009 Annual Meeting. Click here to learn more about serving on the Board of Directors.
Our keynote address speakers this year are Billy Frank Jr., the Director of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and David Dicks, Director of the Puget Sound Partnership.
David Dicks is the Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership. Prior to his appointment to the Partnership, David was a partner at Cascadia Law Group PLLC, where he focused on Puget Sound issues, natural resource projects and facilitated the development of numerous Habitat Conservation Plans under the Endangered Species Act. He has earned national recognition as one of The Best Lawyers in America (2007 and 2008). He has also been recognized as one of Seattle Metropolitan’s 2007 Best Lawyers, and has been named a Rising Star by the readers of Washington Law & Politics magazine every year since 2005.
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR AT THE TRAIL!
We hope to see you again next year!
Kennedy Creek is one of the most productive salmon runs in South Puget Sound. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity EVERY NOVEMBER to experience these wild salmon on the 1/2 mile, ADA accessible trail, with 11 viewing stations, interpretive signage, and volunteer guides.
Please check out our Kennedy Creek Blog , and stay tuned for possible wildlife photographs.
Please contact us for further information.
See you next year!
Frye Cove, a small bay in Eld Inlet, will be the site of two SPSSEG projects this summer. First, with additional funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB), and Department of Ecology (DOE), a large bulkhead that juts into the tideland was set back to the toe of the bluff and softened with large wood and boulders.
Second, a failed bulkhead constructed of angular rock will be removed from the beach at Frye Cove Park. These two projects, in concert with a previous SPSSEG culvert replacement project on Frye Cove Creek will improve the overall habitat value of the Cove for Chinook and other salmon.
The Olympian, September 4, 2006.
Two tracked excavators rumbled through the diverted, dry streambed of the Mashel River last week and dropped 40-foot trees and refrigerator-size boulders into a massive, muddy hole.
Another disaster for a river that’s taken a lot of punches during the past 100 years? Nope.
The excavators are doing the heavy work of creating 13 big engineered logjams that will soon provide shelter for young salmon and spawning grounds for adult salmon.
Think of the excavators as the instruments of major surgery – and new life – for the Mashel River, said Jeanette Dorner, the Nisqually Tribe’s salmon recovery manager.