Cooks Creek Salmon Watch Tour, December 8th, 1:15pm
From Mid-Coast Watershed Council
Every year friends and neighbors join the MidCoast Watershed Council for a salmon watching field trip. They find that Cooks Creek east of Toledo is a great place to watch salmon spawn. Salmon return to this tributary of the Yaquina River and they say they’ve never been disappointed – there is plenty of fish returning to their native stream.
Female salmon choose their mates from the males that wait midstream or in the largest pools once they are ready to spawn. Once chosen each male stays by the side of their mate. You will get to watch this amazing process as she goes about selecting a site for their eggs and getting it ready.
Those who come along should dress for any kind of weather. It could be cool and wet so layers are best. Keep your feet warm – rain boots will keep you dry crossing the field.
Please come to either the Newport JC Thriftway or the Toledo JC Thriftway, whichever is closest to you. If you live in other areas and want to car pool, just call or email and the council will arrange one that works for you. Parking is limited up the gravel road leading to the best viewing area.
They will be serving muffins and hot apple cider. Please RSVP so they can notify you if some change happens in the schedule.
Please RSVP to: YaquinaWatershedCouncil@Gmail.com or phone Cynthia Sells 541.272.6943