From the Field


There are amazing things going on at Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group and here is the place to hear it– straight from the fish’s mouth!

Salmon, Lampreys, and Minnows—OH MY! Nighttime Snorkel Surveys

Snorkel survey

It was 11:30 at night.  The search was put on pause as someone re-adjusted their gear.  Wanting a break and to see what was going on, I flipped over to my back. Pleasantly surprised, I found myself floating as if I was in the Great Salt Lake:  completely buoyant and relaxed as the current gently Read More …

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With Blooming Plants Comes Blooming Volunteers

Pot Blog 4

  There’s a saying that goes “a harsh winter is always followed by spring.”  What they don’t mention is with blooming plants comes blooming volunteers—ready and eager to work.  This month we had two potting parties, along with weekly opportunities, for volunteers to come out and provide new homes for our baby plants.  Despite rain, Read More …

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Shout out to AmeriCorps!


March 4-11 is AmeriCorps Week.  Since 1997 SFEG has been fortunate to have one or more members of one or more branches of AmeriCorps serving to complete salmon habitat restoration and community engagement programs in the Skagit and Samish River watersheds. This year KayLani Siplin, serving through Washington Service Corps, is teaching local youth about Read More …

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