December 27, 2023

SCWA Hatchery

Each year, in the fall, a group of dedicated volunteers, called the Salmon Support team (SST) collect brood stock (salmon eggs and milt) that are then fertilized at our local facility. These eggs are then incubated, and reared in the SCWA hatchery until they are large enough to be released back into their natal stream. SCWA volunteers work with both threatened and endangered Chinook Salmon stocks. The hatchery maintains multiple regional relationships through these projects.