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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 1, 2008
Chris Maun, Stream Team coordinator, (360) 357-2491 or maunc@co.thurston.wa.us

Learn how to be a Stream Team “Salmon Steward”

OLYMPIA – Stream Team is looking for volunteers to become Salmon Stewards. Salmon Stewards are trained volunteers who staff salmon-viewing areas in Thurston County . 

People interested in becoming Salmon Stewards should attend one of two evening classroom training sessions on either Tuesday, Aug. 12 or Wednesday, Aug. 20. These sessions will be followed by two Saturday morning field trainings.

Chinook salmon will soon begin migrating through South Sound and Capitol Lake . Every year since 1998, volunteer Salmon Stewards greet the viewing public at the 5th Avenue Bridge in downtown Olympia or at Tumwater Falls Park to answer questions about hatchery run Chinook.  Later in the fall, Salmon Stewards greet hikers along the McLane Creek Nature Trail where wild chum salmon spawn naturally.

For more information and to register, please call Chris Maun at 754-3355, ext. 6377.

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3