Olympic Fly Fishers donate to Students Saving Salmon club

Olympic Fly Fishers Club President Randal White presenting a check to Erin Francisco, president of Students Saving Salmon, along with other club members. Club advisor Joe Scordino is at far right in front row. .

The Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds recently presented a $550 donation to the Edmonds-Woodway High School Students Saving Salmon club. The funds will be used to help the club’s Shell Creek Habitat Restoration project.

Students Saving Salmon was founded with the intention of helping to restore salmon runs in streams throughout Edmonds. The club conducts water quality monitoring, works at the Willow Creek Hatchery and participates in various community outreach projects. Past efforts include habitat restoration through the planting of over 400 plants along Shell Creek, and placement of “hatch boxes” in local streams to improve the numbers of salmon returning to streams for spawning.

To learn more about the club, contact Joe Scordino, club advisor, at [email protected].

The Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds, established in 1965, is dedicated to the camaraderie and pursuit of happiness while fly fishing, and to the conservation of natural resources. They practice catch and release techniques for trout, salmon, bass, steelhead and other game fish in the fresh and salt waters of Washington, Montana, Idaho, and British Columbia. Through their foundation, they contribute to various conservation and education groups.

The club holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month (except July and August), with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a presentation at 7 p.m. Dinners are $20 and raffle tickets are $5. The club also hosts monthly outings to lakes and rivers. For further information, visit www.olympicflyfish.com.


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