After more than a decade of restoring and protecting salmon habitat in Eatonville, the Nisqually community is coming together to celebrate their successes. The Nisqually Indian Tribe and the Nisqually River Council are hosting the Eatonville Salmon Fest on October 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Salmon Fest will feature a number of family-friendly activities, music, food vendors, lectures, and site tours. An underwater camera will even help visitors get up close with salmon in the Mashel River.
“The recovery of Nisqually salmon is happening because communities like Eatonville are coming together and making it happen,” said David Troutt, chair of the Nisqually River Council.
“We’re celebrating all the hard work that our town and our neighbors have done to restore salmon runs through our community,” said John Bratholm, president of the Eatonville Chamber of Commerce. “This is
really exciting, because it shows that a community can really benefit from salmon restoration.”
One of the tours offered during the event will be of Eatonville’s dozens of raingardens. There will also be an opportunity during the Salmon Fest to plant any of five new raingardens in Eatonville. In an effort to reduce flooding and pollution, town businesses and residents have built raingardens throughout the town. Other tours feature logjams along the Mashel River, a planting demonstration and NatureMapping training.
What: Eatonville Salmon Fest
When: October 20, 2013
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Millpond Park, Eatonville, WA