See the salmon run this fall along Silver Creek
The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust’s See the Salmon Run event on Saturday, Sept. 30 offers a chance for people to see massive Chinook Salmon fight their way up Silver Creek on their annual spawning run.
During a 20-minute self-guided nature hike through the woods along Silver Creek participants can stop at four locations where conservation experts from various organizations, including the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Georgian
Bay Forever, The Pollinators, and the Georgian Triangle Anglers’ Association, will be on hand to share knowledge of fish migration and spawning, and sticker children’s fish ‘passport’ colouring books. There will also be a giant inflatable salmon,wetland-themed interactive games, face painting, a Blue Mountains Fire truck and a huge OPP support truck.
The event includes on site parking at the Foley property, 609830 Side Rd 12, The Blue Mountains, just west of the intersection of 6th Street and Osler Bluff Road. It’s open to the public 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and promises to be both educational and a whole lot of fun for all ages. Attendees are encouraged to wear boots and dress for the weather.
Admission is free for children aged five and under, $5 for ages 6-12, and $10 for those 13 and older. Youth 12 and under will receive a free lunch. Others will be able to purchase food and beverages on site.
Collingwood Brewery beer will be for sale, gourmet food by Hans Beach Bites, along with complimentary water, juice, coffee and tea. Bring cash.
More information and tickets are available via www.seethesalmon.ca. Site is equipped with accessible washrooms.
The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is a grassroots, all-volunteer organization supported by donations and fundraising. The organization exists in order to raise awareness of and protect watercourses in the region.