Fly Fishers donate to Students Saving Salmon

Feb 15, 2019
Randal White of Olympic Fly Fishers presents a check to Erin Francisco, president of Students Saving Salmon. Club adviser Joe Scordino is at far right.

The Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds has donated $550 to the Edmonds-Woodway High School group Students Saving Salmon, with funds to help the group with its Shell Creek habitat restoration project.

There are about 40 students in Students Saving Salmon, founded to help restore salmon runs in streams throughout Edmonds. The club conducts water quality monitoring, works at the Willow Creek Hatchery and participates in various community outreach projects.

In the past, the club has been involved in habitat restoration projects such as planting over 400 plants along Shell Creek in 2017. Students have also been placing “hatch boxes” in local streams, with the intent of improving the numbers of salmon returning to the streams for spawning.

For students interested in joining the club, please contact Dave Millett at Edmonds-Woodway or Erin Francisco, club president. For groups/individuals interested in helping sponsor the club, contact Joe Scordino, club adviser, at joe.scordino@yahoo.com.

The Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds was established in 1965. Members are dedicated to the camaraderie and pursuit of happiness while fly fishing, and to the conservation of natural resources. It contributes to various conservation and education groups.

Information: www.olympicflyfish.com.

 

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