Welcome!  The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group (SFEG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging our community in restoring wild salmon.

 

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Internship- Spawner Survey Intern

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Position Title: Spawner Survey Intern – volunteer Scope of Work: The spawner survey intern assists SFEG staff in implementing the spawner survey program program for selected restoration sites. The intern will participate in SFEG spawner survey workshop, receive training in how to identify adult salmon species and redds, conduct weekly surveys on one or more Read More …

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4th Annual Skagit River Salmon Festival is almost here!

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Saturday, Sept 12, 2015 at Waterfront Park, Swinomish Casino and Lodge 10 am – 7 pm   What could be better to welcome the return of our five Pacific salmon back into the waters of the Skagit River than by celebrating with a fun and family-friendly festival? This event features youth activities, live music and Read More …

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Fall Planting Party November 21

Help restore native riparian plants in the Skagit and Samish watersheds! These plants will help restore salmon homes by providing shade and cover for salmon and leaf litter for aquatic insects, which in turn provide food for salmon. These riparian zones also improve water quality by controlling erosion and filtering pollutants. We’ll plant at a Read More …

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Fall Planting Party November 14

Help restore native riparian plants in the Skagit and Samish watersheds! These plants will help restore salmon homes by providing shade and cover for salmon and leaf litter for aquatic insects, which in turn provide food for salmon. These riparian zones also improve water quality by controlling erosion and filtering pollutants. We’ll plant at a Read More …

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From the Field

Field Notes: East Fork Walker Creek

This cutthroat trout was one of dozens of fish relocated to cool clean water as part of the culvert replacement project

On Monday we had a great start to our East Fork Walker Creek project.  There is a 3-foot culvert on private timberland that is perched and undersized on a small tributary to Walker Creek.  SFEG is working with contractors to replace the culvert with a 60 foot bridge. Dozens of juvenile coho, cutthroat trout and Read More …

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Field Notes: Finney Creek

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Over the past couple days, SFEG staff and interns have been completing our annual Finney Creek cross section surveys. If you aren’t entirely sure what a cross section survey is, allow me to explain… but first, a little background on Finney! Finney Creek, a major tributary of the Skagit River, was historically one of the Read More …

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Festival Season: Excellent Eelgrass!

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  Greetings from the field! July brings a host of summer festivals our way in Skagit County. This year, we’re participating in the Concrete Youth Activity Day, Kids R Best Fest, Taylor Shellfishtival, and much more. These festivals are a great opportunity to engage with youth we may not see in the classroom as well Read More …

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