Fauntleroy Creek salmon: Drumming on Sunday; volunteer watchers needed next week and beyond

(2011 photo from Fauntleroy Creek, courtesy Dennis Hinton)
Last year, volunteers watching Fauntleroy Creek counted a record number of returning spawners – 274! What will happen this fall? You can help find out. From creek/watershed steward Judy Pickens:

Salmon Watch 2013 on Fauntleroy Creek will get under way October 28 with veteran watchers. As soon as they start seeing spawners, though, any and all new volunteers will be welcome to join. That will most likely be on or about November 1, when high tides will be in the 12-foot range. To get on the “I’m interested” list, email judy_pickens@msn.com.

Right before Salmon Watch begins, it’s time to call the salmon home, with the annual gathering at the creek overlook (across Fauntleroy Way from the ferry dock and up the embankment), 5 pm this Sunday (October 27). All welcome, all ages; bring a drum if you have one, but it’s not mandatory since there are also songs and chants to which you can add your voice. Judy says that this year for the first time, there’ll even be salmon humor. Be there!

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3 Replies to "Fauntleroy Creek salmon: Drumming on Sunday; volunteer watchers needed next week and beyond"

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    AJP October 25, 2013 (10:01 am)

    Here, fishie fishie fishie!!!

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    Teacher/Mom October 25, 2013 (12:33 pm)

    Salmon Chanted Evening . . .

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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    Mulligan October 26, 2013 (1:43 pm)

    Is that a new Spawnsor? :)

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