Get an early start on the school year with Hydrophiles and Salmon Watch!

This event has already passed. Stay tuned for details about next year!            

Looking for an excuse to get outside and have some fun before fall term starts? Hydrophiles is looking for volunteers to help lead a Salmon Watch program that teaches middle school students about the importance of salmon and their native habitat in the Pacific NW. The award-winning Salmon Watch environmental program has inspired over 60,000 students and teachers across much of Oregon from 1993 to 2010. Now it's your turn to be a part of it! 

            Salmon Watch needs several volunteers to lead field trips with Corvallis Middle School students this month (dates below) to Wiley Creek at the foot of Foster Reservoir in Sweet Home. The students get started at 9:30am and are done around 2:30pm and are in groups of 7-10 people. Students rotate thru four stations on the creek (riparian, fish biology, macro-invertebrates and water quality). Each session is about 35 minutes long. There is a break for lunch in-between some rotations. There is a carpool from Corvallis, which takes about one hour each way.

Fish Biologists:

  • Sept. 17 and 18 (one person needed)
  • Sept. 24 and 25 (two people needed)

Riparian Zone:

  • Sept. 26 (one person needed)

Here's a link reviewing Salmon Watch last year for more info:

If interested in participating please contact Service Team Leader, Laura Hempel (