Peamouth Patrol Workshop: Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bellevue Utilities’ Stream Team is looking for volunteers for its Peamouth Patrol.
What’s a peamouth?
Native peamouth minnows spawn in Kelsey Creek in huge groups every spring from April through June. At a foot long, peamouth are hard to miss when they are here, but spawning events last only 12-48 hours before the adult fish return to Lake Washington.
What do volunteers do?
Volunteers help document the peamouth return, including checking the stream twice a week for fifteen minutes and recording what they see to help us learn more and alert others when spawning events occur.
You’re invited to the workshop to learn or volunteer!
Learn everything you need to know at this workshop, including how the sticky eggs of peamouth are different from salmon, and the wildlife party they create during their brief visits.
Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE
Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Please RSVP with the Stream Team at email@example.com or 425-452-5200.
Stream Team Volunteer Opportunities
Stream Team volunteers gather important information about Bellevue’s streams, lakes and wetlands and help improve the city’s fish and wildlife habitat in a variety of ways:
- Salmon Watcher: monitor local streams for salmon returning in the fall, visiting a site for 15 minutes twice a week from September through December and reporting when, where and what type of salmon are sighted. Attend two-hour workshop in September.
- Peamouth Patrol: check local streams for 15 minutes twice a week from mid-April through May. Record spawning times and use of Bellevue streams.
- Earth Day/Arbor Day: Plant native plants near streams and in wetlands.
- Collect insect samples from Bellevue streams for water quality monitoring.
Check the Stream Team flyer to learn about Stream Team volunteer opportunities. To become a volunteer, contact Stream Team at 425-452-5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide an email and/or mailing address where you would like to receive information. Volunteers will receive a newsletter and flyers during the year about upcoming volunteer events. Then, sign up for what interests you.
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