Volunteers needed for Community Salmon Investigation, which starts Oct. 5

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Don’t forget to sign-up for the annual CSI salmon surveys, as the Oct. 5 training is fast approaching, and volunteers are needed to help survey our local creeks in just over two weeks.

“The long-standing success of the CSI program is a testament to the community’s commitment to the health of its local watershed,” said Matt Goehring Miller/Walker Basin Steward.

The salmon are on their way and it’s time to begin thinking about the annual Miller/Walker Creeks salmon surveys. The Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) was initiated in 2010 and its continued success reflects the numerous dedicated volunteers within the watershed.

“As the new Basin Steward, I am excited to contribute to the success of this program,” Goehring added.

This year’s CSI volunteer training will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5  from 5:30-730 p.m. at the Normandy Park City Hall, Council Chambers.

No prior experience is necessary.

All you need is an interest in salmon and a desire to get involved in stewardship activities within your watershed!

To sign up for this year’s CSI salmon surveys and RSVP for the Oct. 5 training, please take a moment to complete this short online survey.

A little about our new Basin Steward:

“I started as the new Basin Steward last week. For the previous 4+ years, I worked for the Washington Department of Natural Resources. I was involved in numerous aquatic resources initiatives, including developing a regional eelgrass recovery strategy and participating in Puget Sound recovery planning and prioritization efforts. Prior to that, I worked in various capacities in fisheries research, aquatic resource management, and conservation planning. Outside of work, you will find me fly fishing local marine waters for sea-run cutthroat trout and skiing throughout the cascades. I look forward to meeting everyone and working together to improve the health of the Miller/Walker watershed.”

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