Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Next General Meeting and Date set for Annual Banquet

Our next general meeting will be Wednesday February 24th. Jeff June will give a presentation on his latest work in the process of removing derelict fishing gear and lost crab traps from the Puget Sound. We will have pizza available at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7:00 at the South Snohomish Senior Center in Edmonds.

We have also finalized the date for the annual Edmonds Chapter TU Awards Banquet and Auction. This is one of our big fundraisers of the year and hope to get a big turnout this year. The banquet will be Saturday night May 1st at the Senior Center. If you have items that you would like to donate for the auction email Gary McConaghy at : edmondstu@gmail.com or call 206-354-0877. Your help and participation are most appreciated.

Fish ready to move to pond

Needed a lot of help to get the pond ready to receive the new fry that are in the holding trays. It was a nice day and lots of volunteers showed up to clean the pond as it was lowered and then refilled to take the 80,000 new coho that will reside there for the next few months until they are ready to be transfered to the various steams that feed into Lake Washington from the north.

Here is a link to a short video showing the fry in the holding trays prior to being piped to the rearing pond

Fish moved from Incubators to holding trays

The 80,000 fish that have been in the incubators since the end of December were moved into the holding trays on February 13th. They will remain in these trays inside the hatchery until they are ready to move to the pond  on February 20th. In the pictures above the trays from the incubators are moved from their vertical stacks to the holding trays for further acclimation to the stream water and a larger area to support their increased size