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LAST SALMON CARCASS TOSSING FLING OF SEASON ON SATURDAY

Last Salmon Carcass Fling of the Year!
The Nisqually Stream Stewards will be holding the final salmon carcass tossing of the season on Saturday, February 5 in Eatonville.
Volunteers are needed for this fun and valuable event.
While carcass tossing may be fun, it also provides an important food source for juvenile salmon and other species throughout the watershed.

What:
Nisqually Salmon Carcass Tossing

Where:
Smallwood Park, Eatonville
Streams and creeks around Eatonville

When:
Saturday, February 5
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

To register for the carcass toss or to find out more information about the Stream Stewards, contact Don Perry, volunteer coordinator at (360) 438-8687 xt 2143, perry.don@nisqually-nsn.gov

The carcasses for the salmon tossing program come from Nisqually tribal hatcheries. The Nisqually Stream Stewards plans to place, with the help of volunteers, over 3,000 carcasses during recent carcass tossing seasons.

Salmon carcasses are a critical part of the Nisqually Rivers ecosystem. When salmon return to their native streams and die, the marine nutrients they brought with them are eaten by organisms ranging from insects to bears or absorbed by plants. Where salmon carcasses are plentiful, juvenile salmon grow bigger by feeding on the carcasses and the increased abundance of stream insects.

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

From the Press Release.

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