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SKAGIT FISHERIES ENHANCEMENT GROUP

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment

Location

1202 S 2nd StUnit CMOUNT VERNON, WA 98273 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We envision a healthy watershed ecosystem with abundant and self-sustaining wild salmonid populations in our region enjoyed by present and future generations. We envision the community recognizing SFEG as a leader and integral partner in local salmon recovery. We envision our community is actively involved in the stewardship and restoration of local watersheds and supports our enhancement and educational programs. We envision the community understands the interdependence of the health and well-being of our human communities with the health and well-being of ocean, estuary and river ecosystems.

Description

The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group was formed in 1990 to involve our communities in habitat restoration and watershed stewardship in order to enhance salmon populations. As a nonprofit and non-governmental organization, we have unique cooperative relationships with local landowners, conservation groups, government agencies, and tribes.

Through the hard work of our volunteers and professional restoration staff, we have been recognized as a local leader in salmon restoration. As one of 14 Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups in Washington State, we are part of a coordinated effort to educate and involve the public in salmon enhancement activities across the state at the community level.

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group works throughout the greater Skagit River watershed, including the Skagit and Samish River watersheds, and the watersheds of the San Juan Islands and northern Whidbey Island.

The Skagit Watershed is a unique ecosystem home to all 5 species of salmon and 3 species of sea-going trout. The Skagit River and Island Communities are amazing and unique places that need our help to keep them healthy for years to come.

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