Volunteers needed for a salmon habitat restoration project at Fenster Nature Park on Jan. 17.


Does your coronary heart exit to the sweating salmon which are struggling to thrive in a Green River made too toasty by human-induced international warming?

If so, the Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group shares your concern, and is organizing its annual, Jan. 17, MLK Day of Service at Auburn’s Fenster Nature Park on the bonny west financial institution of the Green River.

The thought is to offer individuals identical to you a shot at restoring issues for the advantage of the native salmon inhabitants.

But come ready to work up a sweat since you’ll be planting timber, eradicating non-native invasive species like blackberries, and spreading mulch round to insulate new vegetation for the winter, mentioned Erik Rigaux, who’s organizing the project for the MSFEG.

The occasion flows from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fenster Nature Park at 2027 4th St. SE.

Rigaux mentioned water temperatures too heat for salmon have been recognized as a main subject within the Green River, particularly as exacerbated by local weather change, and wholesome forests alongside the Green River present vital shade to chill the water.

The King County Flood Control District, WRIA 9’s “Regreen-the-Green” grants program, and the King County Wastewater Treatment Division Waterworks program are bankrolling the work, and King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer just lately awarded the MSFEG one other grant via the King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

The occasion is to open to anybody and everybody, together with college students who want service hours.

“COVID restrictions on the number of participants last year forced cancellation of the event, but there are no such restrictions in place this year,” Ribaux mentioned. “We expect to have about 40 volunteers from the local community, though that number could fluctuate over the next two weeks.”

What to carry:

● Layers of heat clothes that welcome dust, like denims and thick pants, or skirts or attire with leggings beneath – mainly, any outfits that cowl these legs – are acceptable;

● Shorts or capris aren’t really helpful;

● MSFEG will present work gloves, however be happy to carry your favourite pair;

● Rain jacket and rain pants;

● Close-toed sneakers are important, and durable sneakers, rain boots or mountaineering boots are very best;

● Full water bottles and snacks.

Covid-19 Safety Protocol:

● Before arriving at the occasion, examine your temperature. If it’s above 100.4 levels, please keep


● Anyone experiencing signs equivalent to a cough, a sore throat, and a lack of style

and/or odor ought to keep residence;

● Masks might be worn whereas in shut quarters with one another (additional single-use masks will offered if needed);

● Participants will preserve bodily distance all through the day;

● A hand-washing and sanitation station might be on web site;

● MSFEG will present water, however carry a water bottle in order to chop using single-use plastics;

Getting there:

If you utilize GPS, please double examine towards a map and/or instructions to make sure the GPS is sending you to the right assembly spot.


Park alongside the highway on 4th St. SE earlier than coming into the positioning. There are many No Parking indicators about, so please be sure you examine to be sure you are parked legally. Follow indicators to the worksite.