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Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group


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About Us

The Salmon Center strives to deepen the connection between land, people, and salmon through restoration, education, and research. Our mission is to ensure that wild salmon are once again abundant in the Pacific Northwest.

With the help of our donors, volunteers, and staff, the Center participates in restoration and research projects throughout the entire Hood Canal Watershed. These efforts not only benefit local salmon populations, but also support the ecological diversity of this beautiful and scenic natural community.

In addition to habitat restoration and research, the Salmon Center carries out an assortment of educational programs, supporting students, teachers, and life-long learners. We operate impactful, hands-on programs like Salmon in the Classroom throughout Mason County. The Center also offers two summer camps for youth of all ages.

The Center is home to a certified organic garden and community p-patch, demonstrating how salmon, humans, and agriculture can coexist.

Come and check us out! We look forward to you dropping by for a visit!


We rely on volunteers to help with many projects, including monitoring summer chum salmon returning to the Union River.
We lead educational programs in classroom and field settings, including Salmon in the Classrom, where Mason County youth raise 250 salmon and release them into local streams.
Volunteers and interns are essential for our research programs, including the Hood Canal Steelhead Project.
Our community p-patch and u-pick garden demonstrate how salmon and agriculture can coexist. Enjoy locally-grown, organic produce!