Students Saving Salmon honored with Youth Conservation Leader award

The Snohomish County Conservation District has selected Students Saving Salmon — which operates at both Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools — as a recipient of the district’s 2019 Youth Conservation Leader award.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, the Conservation District had to cancel its “Better Grounds Showcase” award ceremony where Students Saving Salmon would have been recognized for its 2019 achievements.  However,  the Conservation District prepared a video recognizing Students Saving Salmon, which is shared above from the district’s Facebook page.

According to the letter sent to both clubs announcing the award, the club, started five years ago, “has a goal to restore salmon in local creeks and improve the environment. Students Saving Salmon objectives are to collect ad disseminate scientific information on Edmonds watersheds and local salmon populations; conduct community outreach; improve stream side habitat; and enhance salmon populations.”  The letter also notes the numerous activities the club has undertaken “to study the local environment and implement actions to improve conditions based on their observations surveys and monitoring data.”

The club advisor is retired fisheries biologist and Edmonds resident Joe Scordino.

7 Replies to “Students Saving Salmon honored with Youth Conservation Leader award”

  1. Keep up the good work, Joe and students! We are so lucky to live in such a rich environment and your dedicated work with watersheds is beneficial.

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  2. This is wonderful news and work well done. It gives us hope for the future in these trying times. Thank you to all of the students and to those who guide and support them.

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  3. Your help is so vital and appreciated! I work hard in Olympia to save salmon but we also need good people on the ground working on habitat recovery. Thank you.

    State Senator Jesse Salomon, 32nd District

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  4. Great work to Conor and all the students who did this! I know she was so happy to do it and learned a lot. She taught me a lot too. Enjoy the warm feeling of helping heal and conserve. You deserve this recognition!

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