Our Happy Place; School Tours
Although we have had two solid weeks of misty rain, it has not brought any spawning salmon up Griffin Creek. As of September 29, the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife restricted all salmon fishing in the Snoqualmie River that horseshoes our farm property, as well as the Skykomish and Snohomish Rivers.
Right now, we are at a critical time to take action and protect our native salmon populations. In-season, run-size updates indicate that the Snohomish wild Coho run is lower than the pre-season forecast. These restrictions are needed to protect future runs of Coho by increasing chances of greater spawns. We took this opportunity to focus our school tours this week on just this issue as the kids harvested veggies in the rain. We dedicated time to the magic of Griffin Creek and the critical nature of salmon habitat, not only as it relates to farming, but globally in our challenges with the climate crisis.
We had Newport High School photography students out for three days, and they placed a chair smack in the middle of the creek to experience the magic of the water all around them. Can’t wait to see these photos! Finding art in conserving these vital waterways is a fantastic approach to communicate the call to action. We can all do more on a local level to help fight climate changes that harm these species. We can all do more on a local level to help fight climate changes by looking to renewable energy sources and breaking the power of the fossil fuel industry.
Our happy place this week has been with the school tours and the winter squash harvest with bright color and lots of positive energy! Thank you teachers Beth and Andrew. You are, as always, amazing!
For more info check out:
Salmon Fishing Restricted – www.valleyrecord.com
Get involved, plant trees, save habitat, protect salmon – www.Stewardshippartners.org
Save our wild salmon, sign the endangered orca and salmon petition – www.wildsalmon.org
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