The Cooper Creek program is a partnership between the Watershed Council, the City of Bainbridge Island, and the Suquamish Tribe to restore salmon to Cooper Creek at the head of Eagle Harbor. You can read more about the program on our Project Page.
If you are interested in helping out, we need volunteeers to help with the daily care and feeding of our young salmon, as well as with initial installation of the raceway. You need to be at least 14 years of age (under 18 need an adult's permission) and physically capable of walking about a mile over uneven terrain to participate.
FEED AND CARING RUNS MARCH 11- LATE APRIL/EARLY MAY
Because we have already started the feeding and conducted a training session, if you are interested in signing up for shifts- yes, we still have room!- you must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a time to get trained. Once you are trained, you can sign up for shifts per the instructions below.
The majority of the help we need comes in the form of 3 visits per day, 7 days a week, to care for our young salmon by feeding and cleaning their tank. You can sign up for as many shifts as you are willing and able to do: only 1 person can sign up per shift. If you would like to sign up to help care for our baby salmon, please go to the following link:
We have shifts through mid-April and will likely extend this through late april/early may once we know more about fish timing later in the spring. A shift takes about 45 mins to walk up to and back from the site, feed the fish, and clean the tanks and screens (mid-day shifts do an extra vacuuming step).
Thanks for helping us make this program a success!