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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


The Explore the Door program is sponsored in part by

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October 12, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Strawberry Creek Chinook Salmon Facility
1517 Strawberry Ln.
Sturgeon bay, WI 54235 United States
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