Sound Salmon Solutions Programs
Our Educational Programs
For more than a decade we have been educating the next generation of leaders, business and land owners, and the general public on the importance of salmon recovery efforts. Lessons on the impacts of human activity on local ecosystems that once supported healthy salmon populations are combined with filed experiences and service learning projects. For more information contact our Education Program Coordinator.
Our Habitat Restoration Programs
We have over 20 years of experience working in riparian and wetland areas to restore or enhance salmon habitat. We remove blackberry, knotweed and other invasive species then plant native vegetation. We fix fish migration barriers, like undersized or failing culverts, to aid migrating fish and install woody debris to enhance juvenile fish habitat. We also perform fish surveys, vegetation monitoring and post construction maintenance. For more information contact our Habitat Program Manager.
Our Volunteer Programs
Throughout the year, especially in Spring and Fall, we utilize volunteers to help with our habitat projects. Summer brings a need for plant care in our native plant nursery. If you are a naturalist or possess knowledge of local flora and fauna, you can train to assist our staff as a field trip aid, an outreach event volunteer or special project volunteer. Perhaps you have specialized skills such as civil engineering--especially surface water and storm water management, GIS or IT experience and would like to help. To volunteer visit our website or contact our Volunteer Coordinator to register a group for an event.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Our Be the Solution Project
We recently completed an outreach and education project in collaboration with the Stillaguamish Clean Water District. The goal of the program was to inform landowners in four impacted sub-basins of the availability of discretionary funding for improvement projects and facilitate applications.
Our Capacity Sustaining Campaign
The likelihood of cuts to state, federal and other major sources of funding threatens Sound Salmon Solutions' and other local RFEGs' ability to maintain organizational capacity. Therefore, we must rely on the generous support of folks in our communities more than ever by recruiting new members, seeking cash and in-kind donations, and promoting volunteerism to match or supplement grant revenue and ensure that our programs continue.