Category Archives: salmon

Volunteers Help Salmon with Christmas Trees

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by Robert Barossi

At first, it may seem that Christmas trees and salmon don’t really go together. In this case, they do. Volunteers are part of an effort in Oregon to create spawning habitat for salmon by using parts of Christmas trees. As the trees were collected, tree parts and debris were used to slow the water down, creating  places where salmon can spawn. A collection of groups and organizations were involved in the effort, including the South Coast chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Oregon and a number of local students.

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Clearing the Path for Salmon

IMG_2325(Photo by Robert Barossi)

by Robert Barossi

Environmental volunteers work to help ecosystems, natural environments and species of all kinds in many ways. They have an impact on wildlife ranging from insects and amphibians to birds and bears. All of the world, they are doing work that impacts the life that fills our oceans, rivers, streams, lakes and every other body of water. This story from the Auburn Journal details how volunteers are working to help the salmon population. These dedicated citizens are giving their time, effort and energy to help improve more than 30 miles of waterway so that salmon can once again thrive in the area.

The group leading the effort is Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead, please check them out.