Redding views salmon phenomena

October 16, 2018 by  

Thousands of visitors, including Redding nature enthusiasts, will be going to the 26th Annual Return of the Salmon Festival coming in a few days.

The highlight of the event will be the returning Chinook salmon to Battle Creek. About 1% of the released fish actually return to the creek – some spawn in the creek and a few make it back to the hatchery.

Guests can also see the daily hatchery operations, including spawning, incubating the eggs, and raising the juveniles. A self-guided tour will take attendees through the hatchery building, the larger rearing raceways, the spawning area, holding ponds, and the fish ladder. Visitors will not want to miss the Salmon Aquarium.

Visual information will be found throughout the grounds with narratives of biological information such as habitat requirements and life history.

Over 50 private state and federal exhibitors will be onsite distributing their business cards and discussing topics like natural resources.

Black Butte School will be providing food. The site will have activities for the little ones and a child fingerprinting service. Fine art connoisseurs will enjoy wildlife art displays.

The event will take place this Saturday, October 20, from 9:00am until 4:00pm at Coleman National Fish Hatchery 24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Road, Anderson. Admission will be free, and a shuttle service will be available from the Anderson Walmart Supercenter.