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STOCKTON FWO: Return of the Salmon Festival 2010
California-Nevada Offices , October 16, 2010
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David LaPlante and Paul Miklos of the Stockton FWO assisting the CNFH crew with festival operations.
David LaPlante and Paul Miklos of the Stockton FWO assisting the CNFH crew with festival operations. - Photo Credit: Greg Nelson - STFWO
David LaPlante of the Stockton FWO selling novelties and ice-cream to visitors.
David LaPlante of the Stockton FWO selling novelties and ice-cream to visitors. - Photo Credit: Greg Nelson - USFWS

By Greg Nelson, Stockton FWO

 

On October 16 2010, the 20th Annual “Return of the Salmon Festival” was held at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery (CNFH), just east of Anderson, California. The festival provided an outreach opportunity for federal, state and local fish and wildlife organizations to educate the public and provide fun activities and natural resource information to people of all ages.

The Stockton Fish and Wildlife Office’s Delta Juvenile Fish Monitoring Program (DJFMP) and the Non-native Invasive Species Program (NIS) teamed up and provided informational displays, brochures, coloring books, and temporary wildlife tattoos to visitors attending the festival. As always, children lined up to put on their wildlife tattoos and Julie Wolford (NIS) and Greg Nelson (DJFMP) happily assisted them.

Other activities at the festival included salmon ladder and spawning operations viewing, egg incubation tours, the mobile salmon aquarium, a fish dissection/anatomy station, fish tagging and feeding, fly-fishing demonstrations, wildlife art, face and shirt painting, a Shasta Blood Center blood drive, and much more.

DJFMP staff David LaPlante and Paul Miklos also had the privilege in assisting the CNFH crew with festival operations including adult salmon spawning, the salmon dissection/anatomy table, and selling novelties and ice-cream to visitors. “Selling ice-cream novelties was the best job ever,” David was heard saying, “I can’t wait to do it again next year.” The CHNF staff seemed grateful the guys were “enthusiastic” in yelling “Ice-Cream, get your Ice-cream; help support our efforts to save salmon.”


Contact Info: Joseph Kirsch, 209-334-2968 ext. 309, joseph_kirsch@fws.gov



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