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Entries from August 2009

Mussel Surveys on Skookum Creek

August 31st, 2009 by esparkman · No Comments

Check out this news report of the Tribe’s freshwater mussel surveys on Skookum Creek.   http://www.king5.com/localnews/environment/stories/NW_082609ENB_divers-freshwater-mussels-JM.11bc2a6de.html?rss

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Tags: Shellfish

First Salmon Ceremony

August 18th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

Shelton Mason County Journal Video Slide Show The First Salmon – As  told by Cecil Cheeka Once there was a little boy, and he loved salmon. He played with salmon and he swam with salmon. Finally the salmon people decided to take him home with them. He wanted to go, so they took him to […]

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Tags: Salmon

Update on Summer 2009 Oakland Bay Water Quality

August 10th, 2009 by jkonovsky · No Comments

  State and Tribal scientists use fecal bacteria (FC) as an indicator of water pollution in Oakland Bay.  In 2006 during the summer months, the bacteria concentration in the water column at the head of Oakland Bay skyrocketed and restricted commercial harvest in some shellfish beds.  In in the first half of the summer of […]

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Tags: Water Quality

Stocking Coho in Mill Creek

August 6th, 2009 by Scott Steltzner · No Comments

The Squaxin Island Tribe has partnered with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to place coho salmon in Gosnell Creek, a tributary in upper Mill Creek. A total of 10,000 fish were planted in two locations known to have water cool enough for salmon to thrive throughout the summer.

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Tags: habitat · Salmon