Volunteers needed: Community Salmon Investigation for Highline; starts Oct. 1


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Volunteers are needed to help with the annual Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (aka “CSI: Highline”), which starts Oct. 1.

“We are looking for adventurous volunteers to wade Miller and Walker Creeks through the dark days of winter to count spawning salmon and collect data on dead salmon,” said Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Creek Steward.

No experience is needed.

“I expect many of the volunteers from last year to return, but would like to reach out to college students and residents who may not have heard of the program before,” Elissa added.

Please sign up for the training workshop on Oct. 1 to participate:

WHAT: Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) Volunteer Training & Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Normandy Park City Hall, Council Chambers – 801 SW 174th St., Normandy Park, 98166

Please sign up to reserve your space in the training.

Miller Walker CSI 3 volunteers

Sign up and Questions”
For more information, see the CSI web page. When you sign up, please let organizers know:

  • What day(s) of the week are you available?
  • Would you like to survey every week?  Or every other week?
  • Do you have family or friends who will be on your survey team?
  • Will you attend the survey training on Oct. 15 – 7 p.m.?

To sign up or of if you have any questions about whether this volunteer activity is right for you, please contact Elissa Ostergaard at  [email protected]gov or 206-477-4792.

Workshop details: Learn fish identification, survey techniques and routes, how to measure fish, and get maps, equipment and schedules

Anyone who is interested in being on a team, being a team leader, or doing an occasional survey should attend.

  • Teams will be assigned to a certain day of the week, and will be responsible for at least two people surveying that day.
  • For the surveys, starting Oct. 8, volunteers will need to provide their own rain gear and wading boots – hip or chest waders.

This project is a joint effort of the City of Normandy Park, the City of Burien, the City of SeaTacKing County, the Port of Seattle, and the Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship program.

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