On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 TWS members attended the Winters Salmon Festival! This event is a celebration of the return of Chinook salmon to Putah Creek for fall spawning. The Winters community comes together to educate on salmon biology and bring awareness to environmental topics to encourage public involvement in conservation. Children and families happily visit the many educational booths and overall it is an exciting and fun-filled afternoon!
Our TWS members volunteered to help with the guided tours of Putah Creek; we shared some general salmon biology facts and were able to chat with people with a wide variety of interest and knowledge in conservation. Although we did not see any salmon swimming up the creek, we did have the chance to see the effects of the current restoration projects that are improving the Putah Creek habitat. TWS plans to work with the Putah Creek Council to help with wildlife monitoring to track the progress of the restoration projects — stay tuned for more information on our monitoring project!
Other members participated in the ever important job of wearing salmon costumes to bring fun to the event! The costumes definitely brought a smile to the faces of all who encountered them and honestly we could hardly contain our own laughter as well! It was so much fun seeing children excited about salmon and our members had a great time too!
Thanks to all of the members who joined us at the Salmon Festival!
-Raven Barbera, Design Coordinator