Friday, October 4, 2013, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - FULL
Friday, October 4, 2013, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Spokane Fish Hatchery
2927 W. Waikiki, Spokane 99208
(near St. George's School)
There is a very small parking lot at the hatchery so please carpool if you can.
Sustainable fisheries, wild stock conservation
For more than a century, WDFW (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife) hatcheries have produced fish for harvest. Today, hatcheries provide the foundation for the state's vastly popular recreational fisheries and the thousands of jobs that depend on them. But in recent years, hatcheries have taken on an additional new role. They are becoming an essential tool in the conservation of native salmon stocks. Indeed, as far back as 1977, long before any fish species was listed under the Endangered Species Act, a WDFW hatchery was being used to stave off extinction for a spring chinook stock. Presently, about a third of the state's hatcheries are used in some capacity for wild stock conservation work.
Optional : Bring quarters to purchase fish food so that you can feed the fish.
Note: We will be outside most of the time so please dress accordingly.
Tour limits: 50 people
How to Register: For an adult and her 3 kids, the adult would register herself under the "Adult Attendee Info" section. Then under "Additional Family Members" at the bottom of the form, she would select "3" in the drop down box.
The tour is given by volunteers from The Safari Club.