Kingfisher welcomes help with salmon release

Head to the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre on June 30 and take part in the release of baby Chinook salmon into the Shuswap

Start your Canada Day celebrations early by releasing a bucket of baby Chinook salmon into the Shuswap River.

The Kingfisher Interpretive Centre community-run, salmon hatchery will be releasing their baby Chinook salmon into the river on June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If anyone is interested in releasing a bucket of fish please come down, lend a hand, and get an up-close, hands-on experience with these little fish. There are 60,000 fish that need to be placed back into their natural environment in order to prepare for their perilous journey to the ocean.

There will also be an aquatic invertebrate activity, giving participants a chance to test their bug-catching skills and an opportunity to make a Canada Day inspired bookmark. Learn about beavers, Canada’s national symbol. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the beach with your family or bring a hotdog to roast on the fire. Enjoy a walk through Kingfisher’s interior rainforest, and learn about different plant species.

The Kingfisher Interpretive Centre is a non-profit, charitable society at 2550 Mabel Lake Rd (25 km east of Enderby). For more details, please call 250-838-0004.