|Photo of a volunteer stocking fry in the Sawmill River. Credit: Draper White
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Help the restoration effort.
Get involved with your community.
Meet people and make new friends.
Work to advance your education, career, and future.
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2006 Volunteer Fact Sheet (1.66 MB Adobe pdf file)
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Meet Some Volunteers
Brian Rod used his volunteer experience working as a fisheries technician to help land him in a graduate program at Yale University.
Nate Henderson helped manage the anadromous fish GIS data at the Coordinator's office as a volunteer and used his new references to get him into graduate school at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Erik Danielson worked as a volunteer at the Coordinator's office for a semester to help create graphics files for an interactive computer display about the Connecticut River watershed for Montshire museum in New Hampshire. Erik was then able to turn another volunteer opportunity into his Master's degree project at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Erik has built GIS coverages of the Merrimack River watershed for the USFWS Laconia Office of Fishery Assistance to facilitate their anadromous fish restoration program.
Lynda Short was able to fulfill one of her english class assignments and provide us with this poem to share with the community. Lynda's poem helps us raise awareness about the salmon and gets her work put on the web!
The Lost Salmon
I ask myself where have all the Salmon gone,
did their spirits merge into the cold rivers and
helplessly float away into the land of extinction?
There was a time when these brave creatures
fought the discouraging rapids to swim home,
home a place to bring their young to life.
The Atlantic Salmon, a creature of instinct
made their way to the salty Atlantic from
the fresh water of the Connecticut, to begin a voyage.
These anadromous fish made their long struggle
to the land of Greenland, where they would stay
for two years, until their joumey begins again, for home.
But now, these amazing creatures return once again
with my own hands, my real hands, I have held this fighter,
and felt its strength.
My eyes have seen the rebirth of this lost creature,
with man's help and natures power to live
the lost Salmon have returned.