Washington State’s Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups: Making a Real Difference for Salmon (and Orcas)

Salmon, the primary food for our endangered orcas (J, K and L pods), are in trouble. Almost 20 years ago the state of Washington created a network of 14 non-profits to work with local communities on salmon habitat restoration projects in different watersheds.

These Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups have worked since then with private landowners and community partners to identify and implement valuable projects that can help increase the number of salmon returning to Washington state.

The latest report on the state of Washingtons salmon shows that overall the recovery of endangered salmon is mixed and salmon populations in Puget Sound are still declining. It is even more important to support and invest in these efforts to restore habitat.

Jeanette Dorner, Executive Director of the Mid Sound Fishery Enhancement Group, will share what the Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups across the state are doing to make a difference, and also about the group in Seattle’s backyard – the Mid Sound Fishery Enhancement Group – and how you can help.

The talk will be at the C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave. SW. A $5 donation is suggested for adults (kids free). Click here to reserve your seat, and hurry – this will likely fill up!