Volunteers sought to monitor salmon eggs in Terrell Creek

Published on Wed, Feb 15, 2012
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The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) is looking for volunteers to monitor thousands of salmon eggs in an incubator along Terrell Creek in Birch Bay.

Up to 100,000 chum salmon eggs were placed in a remote salmon incubator (RSI) in Terrell Creek on Tuesday, February 14, and volunteers are needed to check the water flow through the RSI daily.

“We will be monitoring [the eggs’] status for about a month until they are hatched and big enough to swim out to sea,” said Eliana Steele, a volunteer with the local group Chums of Terrell Creek and NSEA.

Each volunteer will check the water flow once a week, and the process will take about 15 minutes. For information, contact Steele at eliana.steele @ gmail.com.

A habitat restoration project for Terrell Creek is also in the works, scheduled for March 24.