Friends of Saltwater State Park
Dates: Weekly commitment October through December, with mandatory training on 10/5/2019, 11 AM-12:30 PM

Volunteer to help count and monitor salmon returning to McSorley Creek in Saltwater State Park. It’s an awesome fishy activity!

Training on October 5 will be provided by Trout Unlimited expert John Muramatsu. You will learn about salmon, how to identify the different salmon like coho and chum, and how to collect data on both living and dead salmon. Learn what it means for the salmon, the Saltwater State Park watershed and so much more. Contact John soon to reserve your spot at the orientation, and ask any questions at The orientation will take place at Saltwater State Park at the “Creek Shelter” in the mid parking lot near the pedestrian trail foot bridge and the Stone Salmon Kiosk. Handouts will be provided. Dress for the weather. Optional: note pad and pen, boots, gloves.

Volunteers will be expected to work as teams of two walking a section of the creek, collecting data. It takes about one hour with a frequency of once a week during October to December.

Saltwater State Park is located at 25205 8th Place S, Des Moines. A State Parks annual parking pass or day parking pass is required for parking in the park.