Scene in Edmonds: Juvenile salmon released in Shell Creek

Volunteers with Sound Salmon Solutions and the Edmonds Stream Team released several thousand juvenile coho salmon in two Shell Creek locations Saturday morning.

The lower release was behind the Holy Rosary Church and the second release was upstream in Yost Park. These coho salmon were hatched and raised to “fingerling” size at the Willow Creek Salmon Hatchery in Edmonds. It gave young participants an opportunity to learn about the salmon life cycle and the importance of protecting and restoring local streams.

— Photos by Chris Walton

  1. Thank you Joe and Nancy Scordino and all the adult volunteers that help out during this entire process for your unlimited energy to educate these students and mini-students on the importance of salmon restoration.

  2. The Scordinos and other volunteers in this and other public betterment efforts are local heroes in my estimation. It’s come to my attention that they don’t always get the support they need from some officials in city government and it might be time for us to look at creating some sort of official volunteer coordinator or liaison type position to properly tap our essentially free talent that abounds here. We need good management decisions; not political decisions when it comes to all volunteer efforts. When someone offers you something good for free; it’s generally a good idea to accept it.

    1. I believe you are absolutely right on this Clint. Its like lets choose by political affiliation who gets to help. This doesn’t encourage the unity we need so badly for all.

  3. Thank you to everyone who participated in this important work.

    The Scordinos are wonderful and we are beyond fortunate to have them in our community to volunteer their time, energy and expertise to support salmon and the watersheds and the Edmonds Marsh that the salmon rely upon. Community members, parents, and children learn through their example about our fragile ecosystems and the creatures that rely upon them. And by extension, how we all rely upon healthy ecosystems for our future well being.

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