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Posted 11/8/2016

Release no. 16-048


SACRAMENTO, California From seawater to fresh water, from the Pacific Ocean all the way up the Stanislaus River – Salmon are currently making their way to their spawning grounds. Interested individuals, families, young and old can get a close look at these amazing creatures during the 7th annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival.

This unique and educational event will be held on November 12, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Stanislaus River Parks, Knights Ferry Recreation Area.

The Salmon Festival is a partnership event with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation, California Conservation Corps and Cal Fire – along with several other local agencies, organizations and groups.

"The Salmon Festival is a great educational event in which you can observe Chinook salmon that have migrated upstream preparing redds to lay their eggs – all right before your eyes," said Heather Wright, Stanislaus River Park Manager.

The Stanislaus River Salmon Festival’s mission is to provide an entertaining annual event to educate children about the propagation and migration of the Chinook salmon as well as to emphasize their importance in the fresh and salt water ecosystems.

Don’t miss this educational event full of salmon, fun, crafts, music, food and much more! To learn more about the Salmon Festival, check out this recap from last year:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

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