45,000 Chum Released–Mt. Doug Hiking

A handful of people turned out this morning to release 45, 000 chum into Douglas Creek.

The salmon hatchery representative spoke about the chum making their way out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and reaching as far as Alaska over a two year period, eventually making their way back here to spawn.

It is the hope that we can return to a time when salmon were caught in this little creek, and with everyone on board, it could happen.

A couple of kids screamed with delight. Saanich Parks was represented as were the Friends.

I heard someone ask why there wasn’t more of a turnout.

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