Strawberry Creek Chinook Salmon Hatchery Tour
October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join DNR Fishery Biologist, Nick Legler for a hands-on tour of Wisconsin’s largest Chinook Salmon egg collecting facility at Strawberry Creek, adjacent to the Door County Land Trust’s Ship Canal Nature Preserve. Every October mature Chinook Salmon swim up Strawberry Creek to spawn. Their eggs are collected and fertilized here, then transferred to fish hatcheries to be reared. Each spring over 120,000 salmon fingerlings are stocked in a pond on Strawberry Creek where they imprint on the creek, ensuring they will return here to spawn once mature. This exciting interactive tour will discuss the life history and biology of this amazing fish and its role in our Great Lakes ecosystem.
$10 per person • Open to the Public
Hike Leader: Nick Legler, WI-DNR
Co-Leader: Mark Holey
Staff: Tom Clay
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