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Salmon Coming to Roy, Come and Greet Them!

ROY Come welcome the chum salmon home as they make their way up Muck Creek this year!

The annual Roy Salmon Homecoming hosted by the Nisqually Indian Tribe and the City of Roy will be held on Saturday, January 22 from 10:00 a.m. To 1:30 p.m. at the Roy City Park. This years homecoming will feature displays on salmon and salmon restoration, educational activities, and speakers from organizations involved in salmon restoration. Hot drinks, soup, smoked salmon and baked goods will also be provided.

Cooperation across communities is essential for salmon recovery, said David Troutt, natural resources director for the Nisqually Tribe. Roy is a great example of people coming together for salmon. The resurgent chum salmon runs in Roy during the last few years are a result of what can happen when we work together.

The Nisqually Indian Tribe, Fort Lewis, the Pierce Stream Team and other local groups in recent years have collaborated on habitat restoration projects along Muck Creek. The partners have planted native trees and plants, decommissioned an old road along Muck Creek, removed invasive reed canary grass, and added logs and stumps to a section of Muck Creek.

WHAT Roy Chum Salmon Homecoming

WHEN Saturday, January 22, 2011
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE Roy City Park
Water Street, just off Hwy 507
Map: http://bit.ly/gJbDkM

For more information, contact: Don Perry, volunteer coordinator, Nisqually Indian Tribe, (360) 438-8687 extension 2143, perry.don@nisqually-nsn.gov

From the Nisqually Tribe

Posted by Steve on January 18, 2011 at 6:13 am | Permalink

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