Help with the 2016 Linn-Benton Salmon Watch

photo by Jana Seeliger

photo by Jana Seeliger

Each fall the Linn-Benton Salmon Watch (LBSW) trains and guides volunteers to teach grade school students about salmon and their return to our rivers to spawn. This is the first trip to an area river to see salmon for many of these children.

Our Blueback chapter of TU supports LBSW with an annual donation but in 2015 Blueback members participated in this local service project by helping children learn about salmon, their food, and their freshwater habitat. Now is your chance to teach kids about rivers and fish as LBSW pulls together its instructor teams for fall 2016.

It’s easy to help!
First, become trained as a volunteer one morning this fall. The dates are Fri Aug 26, Sat Sept 10 or Sat Oct 15.

Second, sign up for one or a few weekday outings as a volunteer instructor of 5th and 6th graders.

Kids that learn how to care for our rivers grow up to be adults that make wise decisions about rivers. Help them take this first step!

photo by Jana Seeliger

photo by Jana Seeliger

About the Chapter

The Bluebacks are headquartered in Corvallis, Oregon. Our territory reaches south to the Calapooia River, up to the North Santiam River, east into the foothills of the Cascades, and west to the Oregon Coast. The chapter was started in April 2013 with the goal of reaching out to young, diverse audiences and engaging them in fly fishing, conservation, and leadership. We accomplish our goals through river cleanup, casting lessons, youth education, and spawning surveys.


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