Since 2000, the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group (SPSSEG) has worked diligently to ensure there is place for local students and our community to learn more about these wild, iconic northwest salmon. Since its conception, the Trail has grown into a local and regional destination for salmon viewing. Media coverage ranges from the local Olympia area newspapers and blogs, to regional magazines such as Sunset, and national exposure in the National Geographic Traveler. The word is out about this excellent program and salmon viewing at the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail. Plan a visit for next October/November and see for yourself what the hype is about!
The Trail is a community supported and volunteer based program. Each year over 50 volunteer docents donate approximately 600 hours specifically to the program. The Trail is open to the general public every weekend day in November as well as Veteran’s day and the day after Thanksgiving. During the week, the Trail is reserved for school groups and classroom visits. Classes range from preschool through college.
SPSSEG searches continually for diverse and stable funding to keep this program thriving. We write grants, host fundraisers, and ask our supporters to help fund the Trail. SPSSEG has set a goal to raise $2,500 through corporate and business giving to help support operations. For the 2014 season, we received grants from the Squaxin Tribe ($2,500),and Olympia Federal Savings ($1,000)! SPSSEG uses these funds to help coordinate teachers and school field trips, organize and support over 50 volunteers docents, and maintain the Trail. A $35 donation will support 10 student visits. Please help keep the Trail alive and at its educational best!
South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group supports the Trail by scheduling school groups, training and organizing docents, they also maintain the Trail year-round. SPSSEG spends $7,500 and 250 staff hours on the effort.
Become a Kennedy Creek Chum today!
- SPAWNING “CHUM” SALMON: Over $1,000 per year
- OCEAN “CHUM” SALMON: $750-1,000 per year
- “CHUM” FRY: $500-750 per year
- “CHUM” EGG: $250-500 per year
Help keep the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail alive by contributing directly to the trail.
Tax deductible donations are accepted at the trail and through the mail!
A $35 donation will support 10 student visits! membership-form-2
OR You can also make a secure, online donation today:
(Under the option to “Designate my donation” please be sure to fill in “Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail”)