Westwind offers Fresh air and Salmon Celebration

Coho and Chinook coming back to the Salmon River!

There are not many welcome-home parties where the guest of honor also appears on the menu. But then again, there are not many creatures like the salmon. It inspires scientific, artistic and cultural endeavors throughout the Pacific Northwest, at the same time dominating the coastal culinary scene. It is the focus of many conservation efforts, particularly in the Salmon River estuary, which has seen amazing progress after decades of restoration.

Day time Event complete with Traditional Salmon Bake

On Sunday, Sept. 10 , Westwind will honor all aspects of this iconic fish with “Welcoming the Salmon Home,” a community event to celebrate the late summer and fall salmon run. And it will be a great chance to breath in fresh ocean air and revel in the last days of summer.

Located at the mouth of the Salmon River, Westwind is a 529-acre camp, farm and wilderness area set in the middle of the Cascade Head UN Biosphere Reserve.

Fun for the Whole Family

From 1 to 5pm, guests at the event can enjoy boat and canoe tours of the Salmon River estuary, gyotaku print making and other art projects along with presentations, citizen science demonstrations and the chance to learn about the salmon cycle

An open-fire salmon bake will be serving up perfectly prepared salmon fillets, and other refreshments will also be available.

Ferry trips to and from Westwind will depart every half hour from Knight Park, with check-in starting at 12:45pm. Take Three Rocks Road from Highway 101 and look the sign to Knight Park!

All ages are welcome. And while we welcome anyone who comes the day of, we would appreciate attendees to register online at https://goo.gl/forms/dcFnUwcmT4sZSW1w2.

Attendees are encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to Westwind (recommended amount = $10).

See you at the river!

 

 

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